Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5LX
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
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: 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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire
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).
Braemer Road, Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5UX
+44 (0)13397 55 443Visit website
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.
Braemar Road, Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5RQ
+44 (0)13397 55 420Visit website
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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