Duff House Royal Golf Club

Duff House Royal Golf Club
Barnyard
Banff
Banffshire
AB45 3SX

Coursetype: The course is a flat, beautifully manicured parkland course with little rough and large MacKenzie two-tiered greens. Bounded by the River Deveron, which proves to be a hazard at a number of holes.

Number Of Holes: 18

Yardage: From the white tees 6043 yards

Par: 68

TeeYardsParSlope Rating
Choose White Tee as slope rating playing option.604368114
Choose Yellow Tee as slope rating playing option.584968113
Choose Red Tee as slope rating playing option.545772121

Clubhouse Facilities

Bar/Restaurant: Panoramic windows capture the MacKenzie course in all its glory. The 2019 refurbishment brings a new refreshed, up-to date and modern design that’s truly world class and deliver freshly prepared food with local produce simply and to its best

Drinks/Snacks: Bar snacks and sandwiches served in the lounges

Changing Facilities: Available in the Ladies and Gents dedicated visitors locker room along with individual secure lockers for the safe storage of your belongings

Shower Facilities: Showers available in the visitors locker rooms

Scorecard and layout

Duff House Royal Golf Club Scorecard and Course layout. Click or Tap Image to see full size

Golf Facilities

Pro-Shop: The pro shop offers a selection of current clothing, including the very latest leading brands in golf clubs and golf equipment.

Golf Club Hire: Golf Clubs are available to hire

Buggy Hire: Buggies available to hire best to pre book to ensure availability.

Trolley Hire: Pull and battery powered trolleys available to hire.

Practice Area: Located a short walk from the Clubhouse, this sheltered grass practice area is ideal for players wishing to hit longer shots into the three small target greens. A dedicated double-tier green and deep, wide bunker provides the ideal test for for the finesse shots.

Putting Practice: The 18 hole manicured putting green provides the same ball speed as the course and offers all ranges of putts

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Duff House Royal Golf Club Reviews

Chris The Guitar GuyChris The Guitar Guy
15:21 22 Nov 22
Lovely venue, I thoroughly enjoyed playing at Duff House Royal Golf Club!
JoolsJools
19:46 23 Jul 22
Loved the course, pro is exceptional but wish people playing would fix their ball plug marks on greens .
David PowellDavid Powell
16:49 21 Jun 22
Good enjoyable course and excellent clubhouse. Green fees a tad expensive for what it is though.
Malc EarlMalc Earl
10:10 20 Jun 22
I visited the area over a year ago and wanted to play it then but was unable to.I was excited to be able to book on this years visit and it didn't disappoint.The grounds were immaculate, the greens in great condition and all the staff were helpful and friendly.For me it was the perfect day golfing, especially as it turned out to be my PB!Unfortunately my golf App immediately dropped me from a 27.1 to a 20.5 handicap!!The bar, beer and food afterwards just topped off a great day!Thanks.
Kyle DuncanKyle Duncan
12:49 19 Jun 22
Went here for lunch on Sunday 19th, and was seated by a welcoming blonde haired server. After looking over the menu, which had fantastic choice, a different server came to take our food order. The blue haired server was welcoming at this time, and we were told to order drinks at the bar. While at the bar we were asked if we were members, which we aren’t but up until this point was never asked. After that point, the atmosphere changed. We heard the blue hired server complain to the kitchen staff that we weren’t members.The best part of the experience was the meal, fantastic food and couldn’t fault this at all.However, as soon as we finished our meal, the blue haired server was back to take our plates away and then came back with the bill straight away, after we’d viewed other customers sit leisurely after finishing their meal.I understand we’re not member, but we weren’t made aware of this when we were seated, but regardless we were still paying customers. Fantastic food but severely let down by the blue haired server.
Sayra AddisonSayra Addison
19:47 11 Jun 22
just love walking round this place
Dennis HoggDennis Hogg
23:23 27 Apr 22
Excellent. Course great staff helpful, bar good. No complaints. Good two days golfing.
John CrawfordJohn Crawford
14:52 04 Sep 21
Well kept course. Don't be lulled in to thinking it is easy. Fantastic course to be played more than once.
Cameron KellyCameron Kelly
16:54 02 Sep 21
Cracking course ,nice club house ,staff very friendly, will be back for another round of golf.
Zafar AliZafar Ali
16:23 19 Jul 21
Beautiful scenery definitely recommended hidden jewel
GowferGowfer
10:32 18 Jul 21
Reasonable selection for a small pro shop and club.Unfortunately DHR holds a less than enviable reputation for snobbery, certainly several members display a standoffish attitude. The course itself is in fair condition, mostly, and enjoyable.
Margaret ChapmanMargaret Chapman
17:19 16 Jul 21
Brilliant course, easy walking. Fantastic members and staff.
Bodie PhilBodie Phil
10:29 25 Jun 21
Beautiful course let down by a frosty “welcome” at the clubhouse. Checked in at pro shop and asked would it be ok to get a quick bite to eat in the clubhouse before teeing off. No problem just go around the front and press the buzzer. On the third buzz a young lady appeared and said it’s a members only club and wasn’t open to visitors. This was after I explained we had a tee off time in half an hour. The penny finally dropped and we were let in. On being seated this lady continued in a rude and off hand manner. Honestly I was aghast at such poor customer service. Took the edge off our round.
Mark SnapeMark Snape
09:23 19 Jun 21
Course was in great condition and is an intruiging challenge: difficult finish from 13th to 17th holes.
Alan GillespieAlan Gillespie
19:32 12 Jun 21
Absolutely beautiful course, great greens in stunning condition on a sunny Saturday evening , well impressed
Tanya BettsTanya Betts
16:52 05 Jun 21
Great place to visit any time... You can wander round the beautiful house, then enjoy a walk to the Bridge of Alvah with its beautiful views, then if your feeling extra energetic continue the walk which takes you to Montcoffer and back to Banff.
Julie HayJulie Hay
19:54 13 Apr 21
This is a lovely place with beautiful views, nice and peaceful to walk there. Love it!
Clive WarrenClive Warren
22:47 20 Mar 21
Fantastic parkland course, don't be fooled it's a good test of anyone's game. Very welcoming.
Peter ChadbournPeter Chadbourn
19:23 08 Dec 20
Lovely course in wonderful scenery. Plenty of challenging holes. Cozy and welcoming clubhouse.
Roy SmartRoy Smart
22:17 14 Oct 20
I've been here when I was 14. Truly a magical day out for Caledonian juniors.
Stephen LeitchStephen Leitch
19:52 13 Oct 20
Lovely course. Windy and wet but still enjoyable. Slightly late in the season so greens were not the best quality as had been cored recently. Very much worth a visit but better earlier in the season.
Ian SmithIan Smith
22:11 26 Sep 20
Fantastic links golf coures and every golfer must make visit
Philip LockettPhilip Lockett
18:21 21 Sep 20
Very good course worth a game great condition 👏
Michelle YoungMichelle Young
15:55 18 Sep 20
Hubby said best course he's played on. Views were beautiful
Sylvia HopperSylvia Hopper
16:54 04 Sep 20
Brilliant game of golf
Robert FerstlRobert Ferstl
12:25 14 Aug 19
Restaurant only for members. We were not welcome to sit and have a bite although being member of a foreign golf association. Hilarious!!
Steve VaculaSteve Vacula
19:19 02 Aug 19
One of the best parkland golf courses I've played in Scotland, beautiful layout and the condition is superb, very friendly and helpful staff in the pro shop & restaurant, if your golfing don't miss it.
sandy robertssandy roberts
15:32 20 Jun 19
Lovely setting for a course. Greens a bit slow. Nice day out.
John CJohn C
19:32 19 Jun 19
First time I ever played here. Can honestly say this is the nicest course I've ever played. No fannying about in gorse and heavy rough. If you go off the fairway it's still tough enough without the frustration of titting about looking for balls. The greenkeeping staff are very forward thinking. More courses should be like this. Facilities beautiful and staff all really nice and welcoming. Will definitely return again next time I'm up in Scotland. Thanks for a fabulous day out.
Iain gregorIain gregor
15:54 20 Mar 19
Great food good price well worth a visit
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In their Words…….

Set in the coastal town of Banff and less than one mile from the sea, Duff House Royal Golf Club offers members and visitors alike a truly memorable golfing experience on a fantastic parkland course that offers a fair challenge for golfers of all abilities.

The original Duff House Golf Club was formally constituted on 1st March 1910. The brilliant Golf Architect Dr. Alister Mackenzie (who later went on to design the World famous “Augusta National”) redesigned the course in 1923, finishing the project in 1924.

The course is a flat, beautifully manicured parkland course with little rough. The large “Mackenzie” two-tiered greens, many well positioned bunkers and trees make the course a severe but fair challenge to golfers of all abilities. The Course is bounded by the River Deveron, which proves to be a hazard for those who wander off the tee at the 7th, 16th and 17th holes.

In addition to an outstanding golf course we have excellent facilities for our members and visiting guests, our clubhouse boasts a large seating area overlooking the first and eighteenth holes where you can simply relax and enjoy the views of those commencing or completing their rounds.

The clubhouse has a large comfortable bar and lounge area, offering commanding views over the first and eighteenth holes with the Hill of Doune and the River Deveron as a backdrop.

Duff House Royal Golf Club

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