|Ballater Golf Club
Secretary: Colin Smith
Victoria Road, Ballater, Aberdeenshire
Tel: 01339 755567
Length of Course:
Number of Holes: 18
Mens Par: 70 SSS: 69
Ladies: Par:71 SSS: 71
Type of Course: Parkland
Club Professional: Yes: Billy Yule
Location: On the A93, 42 miles West of Aberdeen
Nearest Town: Ballater
This slightly undulating
medium length golf course is west of Aberdeen situated in one of the
most beautiful parts of upper Deeside. It was founded in 1892 as a nine
hole test on land owned by the Laird of Invercauld. When farmland became
available in 1905 the course was expanded to 18 holes, providing an
exacting challenge in idyllic surroundings.
The town and the golf course lie within a circle of hills, providing
glorious views and the River Dee runs alongside several of the holes, as
it meanders its way down to Aberdeen. Though easy walking, Ballater is a
fair and stimulating test of golf with the par 3 5th arguably being one
of the best and most difficult par 3's in the North-East.
For sheer scenic splendour, the 420 yard par 4 11th takes some beating.
With the tee nestling back among trees and gorse, facing North and with
Craigendarroch Hill as a backdrop, it gives enormous pleasure to watch a
well hit second shot rise towards Craigendarroch and gently land on the
green. Two putts for a good par or one for an excellent birdie.
Our recently refurbished clubhouse offers a pleasant and relaxing
atmosphere and our bar and catering staff will be delighted to see to
your culinary requirements.
For places to stay in Ballater please visit website www.visitballater.com