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4.6
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
3
2 Stars
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1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
96.4%
Recommend this course
58 out of 60 reviews
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3.7
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
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1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
3.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
3.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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4.7
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.5%
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29 out of 31 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Parkland
Par 67
Length 5447 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Aberdour Golf Club, in Fife, is located 30 miles south of St. Andrews, on the shores of the River Forth. Aberdour was founded in 1896 but didn't start developing a golf course at its current location until 1905. Starting as a nine-hole course, the other nine were added in 1914. Today, the 18 holes cover 5,460 years, spread over land overlooking sea cliffs and on raised beaches.

If you have a habit of slicing, Aberdour won't be a day at the beach. It rewards those who shoot straight and long. A number of holes even run along the River Forth, with views of Edinburgh across the way.

The course begins with two par 3s, not that it's an easy start. The first hole, named Bell House, is 155 yards from an elevated tee down to a rocky promontory. The second, named Firs, is 155 yards, starting from a rocky platform and shooting across a bay to an elevated green set into a steep hillside. The longest hole is the 10th - Ash Tree - the only par 5, 513 yards, starting with a slight dogleg from right to left. If you can get off a good second shot past the marker, you're left with a straight pitch.

Aberdour Golf Club welcomes visitors throughout the year. Tee reservations for parties can be made directly with the club manager. Starting times are 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sunday times are 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visitors are not accepted on Saturdays. The course has a clubhouse overlooking the River Forth and the Riverside Lounge.

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Course Details

Year Built 1896

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Catering

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Showers, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.6
60 Reviews (60)
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Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Great day for it

Course was great fun, stunning views and great condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not a course for winter

Booked to play on a Friday at 12:40, it was a cracking day t-shirt on and sun in the sky. Despite calling the pro beforehand I was shocked to discover there was only 12 holes open (2 of them on winter greens). Why the “pro” didn’t say this on the phone I will never know.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course review

One of the best views in the world. Must play if you’re in the area. John in the pro shop was very friendly and helpful. Could not say anything but good things about this course and staff!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic views seaside

Although not the best fairways and greens this late in the fall the layout was fun and the setting so beautiful just next to the ses.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Aberdour in October

Today was a joy to play on a lovely course, in excellent condition with fine weather and beautiful views over the Firth of Forth.
A variation of challenging holes and vistas made this a 'must return' course. Made all the more pleasureable by the agreeable fee on golfnow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden gem

Played aberdour on the 29/09/21. Course in excellent condition. Greens very quick and layout of course great . Not the longest course you’ll play but the first 3 holes are excellent. Highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Aberdour

Today (Wed 8th Sept) my wife and I played Aberdour Golf Course and what a joy that was. The weather was perfect, the course was in great condition with fantastic greens. The course sits along the waters edge and has many holes worthy of a mention, I’ll refrain, or this could turn in to a very long review, in a good way. All I would say is, you must play this course. In addition to the great course the Clubhouse staff and the Pro Shop staff were great, very helpful and making us feel welcome. We will go back and play the course again, many times.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

1st time played aberdour staff was very helpful and course was lovely and views as well

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf course

First time playing the course and was very pleased with the overall experience. The starter in the club pro shop was excellent. He met us at the 28th once we played to make sure our round went well and to make sure our experience was a good one it was an excellent touch . Only down side we couldn't get food after 5 30 but over all an excellent day

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Hidden Gem

Played this course on a midweek late summer evening. It was a 7pm tee off time and the price reflected this as it only gave us 1hr 45 mins before darkness. We were perfectly ok with that.
Course is lovely, really picturesque views and some cracking wee holes. greens had been cored but still ran pretty well!
Course is quite short, with a number of par 3's and short par 4's but accuracy is needed as some holes will punish you for errant shots. 2nd and 11th hole in particular!
Managed to play 15 holes as thankfully there was no one in front of us. Well worth the money and would be more than willing to play again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great views about all

Great views on the course but the actual course leaves a bit to be desired.

Great value at £15 but don’t think I’ll return left feeling underwhelmed.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic

Absolutely superb golf course. Scenery is unbelievable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Views

Enjoyed the game - every hole has a fantastic view of the sea, the other holes and surrounding countryside. A few quirky holes, loved it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course has great views

Absolutely stunning golf course by the far the best course played this year especially the 1st and 2nd holes what a way to start a game of golf greens in great condition definitely would play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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