A view of the finishing hole and the clubhouse at Balbirnie Park Golf Course
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4.8
82 Reviews (82)
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.3
97.5%
Recommend this course
80 out of 82 reviews
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4.7
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.0%
Recommend this course
38 out of 40 reviews
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4.7
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.7%
Recommend this course
45 out of 47 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Parkland
Par 71
Length 6313 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Balbirnie Park Golf Club serves as a prime example of a traditional parkland design with a layout that follows the natural contours of the land very closely. The gently rolling landscape lends some interest to the course but the undulations are invitingly gentle rather than being overly difficult. Long hitters will really shine on the golf course since it greatly rewards straight shots with some distance. Golfers should beware though, it is a tricky layout that punishes errant shots with thick rough and densely wooded areas. Balbirnie Park Golf Club finishes with what is arguably the most challenging hole. This par 5 requires two strokes, both blind to the hole, to lay-up before a heavily protected putting surface situated in front of the clubhouse. There are bunkers to the right and a large tree to the left as well as a burn that runs along the entire front of the green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1983

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.8
82 Reviews (82)
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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

Weather disappointing, Balbirnie GC not so

A damp wet round of golf, however the course did not disappoint. First time playing and as a beginner I found the course somewhat challenging but for me this adds to the game and will hopefully make me a better player although I think it may take some time….

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great value for money

Excellent course would recommend this to anyone.The course is in good condition for the time of year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Autumn round

Course was in very good condition for the time of year. Was quite hard to find our balls some times due to the leaves on the ground, but that's what you get on a tree lined course in early October!
Greens were in good condition and running pretty true.
Didn't use the clubhouse so can't really comment on those facilities.
Well worth playing, and would definitely return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

Great course

Every hole very different, nicely set out, very well designed and lovely setting.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Enjoyable Course

I really enjoyed the course.
For me, it was challenging and in good condition.
If being critical I think the tee areas need some love and care,

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

Course in very good condition, hilly with plenty of elevated greens. Drives have to be fairly accurate as lined with trees and fairway bunkers catching the average golfer. Greens had feed on them but were still fast and true, would play this course again and recommend it, value for money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic

Fantastic course. Unbelievable greens very very quick highly recommended. Definitely going to play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Absolutely stunning and well laid out golf course, would highly recommend a visit. Our 4 ball ranged from handicap of 10 to 24 suitable for all, greens deceptively fast and true,
We’ll be back, thanks, Graham

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Balbirnie

Excellent, fairways, greens, layout, overall condition, Excellent. I have no constructive criticism at all of this course. Friendly staff and members that we met.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great round

Ok I played well but I always enjoy playing Balbirnie.
Beautiful course with 18 very different holes - mostly challenging off the tee.
Greens were immaculate

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Really Enjoyable Challenge

Great round at Balbirnie, friendly helpful professional, a course in great condition with particularly quick greens, finished off with a fantastic value bite to eat before the trip home.

For those unfamiliar with the course, it’s an undulating tree lined parkland layout set in a country estate. Not long of the forward tees but pretty tight off the tee on more than a few holes. The layout has several dogleg holes, so the ability to shape the ball is a distinct advantage. The landing area is blind on several holes requiring the use of a bell to signal the group ahead was out of range. Probably take a few rounds to get fully comfortable with the correct line of some of the tees but that’s a good excuse for a return visit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Lovely experience

Visiting Scotland and wanted to play this course as once attended a wedding at Balbirnie House. The welcome from the shop was warm as was the reception in the clubhouse lounge. Food and drink was very reasonable. The course was terrific - great greens that were receptive and fairways in good condition. The reviews I read suggested that the fairways would be tight but my wife and I found them more than ample. Although the length of the course isn't long, it feels longer with many of the greens elevated. If back in the area we would definitely play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Brilliant Course

Played on 01 Aug 2021. Course in brilliant condition. Greens very good and fast and fairways well kept. Few tees showing wear but I cant grumble at all for £15 for the round booked on golf now. I'd definitely play again when in Scotland next. Brilliant course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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