Ballater Golf Course
Ballater Golf Club
Victoria Road
AB35 5QX

Phone: + 44 (0) 13397 55567
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In Their Words ...........

Ballater Golf Club was founded in 1892, originally as a nine hole course, on land owned by the laird of Invercauld. When farmland became available in 1905, the course was expanded to eighteen holes. A match was staged in August 1906, between two very well known golfers, James Braid and Harry Vardon, to celebrate the construction of a pavilion and the extension of the course.

This eighteen hole, medium length golf course is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Upper Deeside. Several holes lie close to the River Dee and many a ball has gone to a watery grave. Ballater and its golf course lie within a circle of hills with glorious views, a delightful golfing experience. Ballater offers its toughest test to par on its opening six holes, which include two difficult par threes. However, with the beautiful scenery, dominated by Lochnagar to the west, and the fresh Highland air, few can fail to enjoy this lovely course.

Our aim at Ballater Golf Club is to ensure that as many people as possible, Members and Guests alike, derive as much pleasure as possible from the game of golf and associated activities

Ballater Golf Club

Essential Information at a glance, for YourGolfDay

  • Coursetype: The course can best be described as heathland, although farther away from the river there are some distinct parkland characteristics. A medium length golf course situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Upper Deeside. There are also a good number of undulations formed by river terraces running along the ancient flood plain and these help make it interesting to play.
  • Number Of Holes: 18
  • Yardage: From the white tees 6059 yards
  • Par: 70
  • Bar/Restaurant: The Clubhouse at Ballater is a very spacious building. It provides excellent bar and catering facilities for the numerous visitors that come each year
  • Drinks/Snacks: Full snack menu available from the clubhouse
  • Changing Facilities: Clubhouse has secure changing and complimentary lockers for visitors
  • Shower Facilities: Showers available for visitors
  • Pro-Shop: Fully stocked pro shop with all the leading brands equipment and clothing
  • Golf Club Hire: Golf Clubs available to hire
  • Buggy Hire: N/A
  • Trolley Hire: Pull trolleys available
  • Practice Area: N/A
  • Putting Practice: Practice putting green available

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