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4.6
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
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4.6
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5.0
Layout
4.8
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Amenities
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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
46 Reviews (46)
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Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Pleasantly surprised

For the price we paid we were surprised at how great it was. Fairways and greens very well manicured.
There were some blind shots from the tee as the course is undulating. But for me it was not hilly.
It was fully booked but still managed a sub 3:30 time.
We had a great round and would not hesitate to book again.

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

Excellent

Challenging course for the first time playing. Really enjoyed it, will definitely be playing here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Tidy little course

Big variety of holes, with both 9s being very different. It's not a big course, but intricate and interesting. Greens are good, and the general condition is decent. I recommend if you're passing through.

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

Perfect Weather on Perfect Golf Course

Course was in excellent condition with perfect fairways and greens true and fast. Lovely parkland course but make sure not too off-line as are plenty of trees.

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

Lovely setting

Course was in excellent condition
Very good layout, setting fantastic with lots of mature trees. Lots of good holes meant you had to play a variety of clubs. 3 ball took just over 3 hours to go round. Nice well stocked. Pro shop and very nice clubhouse

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

Beautiful parkland course

Lovely parkland course in beautiful setting
Friendly welcome on arrival
Good food and home baking
Unfortunately only managed 9 holes as we were unlucky with the weather however we will return

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Balbirnie GC Visit

Went to Balbirnie and enjoyed a fantastic course in great condition on a really stunningly beautiful day. It was the first time that my friend has played there and he was really impressed by the course and it’s setting in the lovely grounds next to Balbirnie House. We will most certainly visit this warm and friendly course once again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fantastic course in very good condation well maintained staff very freindily good all round

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Misty outing at Balbirnie

Weather was very misty with no wind and the course was heavy underfoot from the recent rain, but the greens were in good condition and receptive to good a approach shot, the course has a good variation of holes with the mist seeming to lengthen them, the pace of play was good, we weren't held up at all completing the round in 3 hours. With the covid conditions we did not use the clubhouse but it looked modern and spacious.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Cracking Course and Even Better Clubhouse Hospitality

Booked this as a last minute thing through Golf Now as the sun was out, when we turned up Scott the pro was very helpful asking us if we had played before etc, telling us a bit about the course, we played the golf which was mixed but the course was in fantastic condition, a true credit to the green staff. When we finished we went in for post match refreshments and found the bar staff more than accommodating, we asked if they were serving food and we had just made it in time, the food was plentiful, freshly made and of an excellent standard, full compliments to the chef, thanks again for the warm welcome and see you again soon

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

Balbirnie Park

Very welcoming staff, lovely golf course in great condition. Would recommend to anyone to play.

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

Superb parkland

Went out here for a change of scenery and thoroughly enjoyed it! Course is in great condition. Plenty of challenges and different approaches to play.
Will for sure be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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

A real gem

Played on a Thursday, sun was shining birds were singing course was quiet and beautifully kept. All staff were friendly. The few members out on the course were very helpful. A really must course to play. Highly recommended, thanks Balbirnie

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lovely parkland course

We enjoyed our game, course in good condition for february.
But slow. Play round took us nearly 4 hours.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Parkland Gem

Booked this course on a whim for an extra game to finish off our golf week in Fife. So glad we did, course was in great condition and the variations of holes are great. Holes 12 through 16 especially.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

good

nice course but weather not great a lot of leaves around being a parkland course but no one clearing them off the greens

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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