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Ballater Golf Club

Victoria Rd,

Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5LX

  • Office

    +44 (0)13397 55 567
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)13397 55 658
  • Fax

    +44 (0)13397 55 057
  • Golf pro

    Bill Yule

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential setting.

  • Designer:

    James Braid

SSS or slope






How to get there:

42 miles W of Aberdeen

From Aberdeen follow the A93 Deeside Road for approximately 45 miles, through Banchory and Aboyne, to Ballater. In the centre of Ballater turn left into Golf Road, and follow road for less than 1 mile to golf.

Ballater Golf Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1892

Ballater Golf Club: On the edge of the Cairngorm mountains in the Scottish Highlands, the golf course at Ballater is laid out alongside the banks of the River Dee. This part-open, part-wooded course provides a fine test for golfers of all levels, and is a favourite with local and visiting golfers alike. The well-maintained fairways and greens are arranged over gently undulating terrain, more in-keeping with its riverside location, than reflecting the steeper contours of the picturesque wooded hills beyond the course.

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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays £30; weekends £40.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Approx eight miles to the west of Ballater is the royal residence of Balmoral, where the Queen and other members of the royal family spend their summer holidays. The turrets of Balmoral Castle can be glimpsed from the A93 (Deeside Road).


  • Darroch Learg HotelAA Top 200 UK Hotel

    Braemer Road, Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5UX

    +44 (0)13397 55 443

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    Located in fashionable Royal Deeside, Darroch Learg boasts a wonderful vantage point above Ballater, on the slopes of Craigendarroch, the rocky 'Hill of Oaks' which creates such a fine backdrop to the village. The house was built in 1888 as a country residence; it still retains the ambience and relaxing informality which makes you feel like a house guest in a private mansion.

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  • Deeside Hotel3-star

    Braemar Road, Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5RQ

    +44 (0)13397 55 420

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    A traditional, family run Victorian Hotel in the picturesque village of Ballater, Royal Deeside. A relaxed and comfortable 'home from home' with 10 individual bedrooms and excellent Scottish cuisine.

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