Photo of Newmachar Golf Club (Hawkshill course)

Newmachar Golf Club

Swailend,

Newmachar, Aberdeenshire AB21 7UU

  • Office

    +44 (0)1651 863 002
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1651 862 127
  • Golf pro

    Greg McBain (Head PGA Professional).
  • Academy

    Newmachar Golf Academy (with the latest Trackman swing technology available).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open heathland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Open countryside and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Dave Thomas designed both the Hawkshill course (1990) and Swailend course (1997).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6730
6240
5586
Par
72
72
73
SSS or slope
74

At the same location:

Above distances are for the championship Hawkshill course. Also at Newmachar is the 18-hole Swailend course (par-72, 6388 yards from back tees, SSS 71).

Location

Latitude:

57.243963

Longitude:

-2.197157

How to get there:

2.5 mi S of Newmachar / 11 mi NW of Aberdeen.

Newmachar Golf Club (Hawkshill course)

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

Est. 1990

Newmachar Golf Club is one of the more recent additions to the golfing scene around Aberdeen, especially if compared with the longevity of the seaside links offerings in the north-east of Scotland (the even more recent Trump Aberdeen excepted). The championship Hawkshill course lays down an excellent test of golf, and is complemented by the shorter and easier-going 18-hole Swailend layout. Both were designed by Dave Thomas.

Measuring over 6,700 yards from the medal tees, the Hawkshill course is set amongst mature silver birch and Scots pine trees. Occasional water hazards combine with strategic fairway and greenside bunkering to make this one of the toughest tests of golf in the area.

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  • Photo of Newmachar Golf Club (Hawkshill course)
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  • Photo of Newmachar Golf Club (Hawkshill course)
  • Photo of Newmachar Golf Club (Hawkshill course)
  • Photo of Newmachar Golf Club (Hawkshill course)
  • Photo of Newmachar Golf Club (Hawkshill course)
  • Photo of Newmachar Golf Club (Hawkshill course)
  • Photo of Newmachar Golf Club (Hawkshill course)
  • Photo of Newmachar Golf Club (Hawkshill course)
  • Photo of Newmachar Golf Club (Hawkshill course)
  • Photo of Newmachar Golf Club (Hawkshill course)
  • Photo of Newmachar Golf Club (Hawkshill course)
  • Photo of Newmachar Golf Club (Hawkshill course)
  • Photo of Newmachar Golf Club (Hawkshill course)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Oct) on the Hawkshill course: weekdays £65; weekends £85.

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

Excellent

Did you know?

Newmachar Golf Club is located between the village of that name, which lies a couple of miles to the north, and Aberdeen Airport (also referred to as Dyce) to the south.

Published ranking

Scotland: 85th best course in Scotland (Golf World, 2021).

Where2Stay

  • The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa5-star

    North Deeside Road, Pitfodels, Aberdeen AB15 9YA.

    +44 (0)1224 861 000

    Visit website

    Set in its own picturesque grounds on the outskirts of the historic city of Aberdeen, The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa at Pitfodels is a five-star Scottish country hotel offering 40 luxury guest rooms and suites. Since its official opening in 1993 by Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, this luxury hotel has earned wide acclaim as an ideal base for exploring the many riches that North-east Scotland offers ... not least an excellent array of world-class coastal and inland golf courses that includes Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay and Trump Aberdeen. The hotel is a member of the coveted Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Deeside; Royal Aberdeen (6 mi).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Murcar; Newmachar; Trump Intl; Newburgh-on-Ythan; Banchory; Meldrum House.

  • Aberdeen Marriott Hotel4-star

    Overton Circle, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7AZ.

    +44 (0)1224 770 011

    Visit website

    Located just 2 mi from the airport and 6 mi from Aberdeen city centre, the Aberdeen Marriott Hotel is well positioned for exploring the beautiful and rugged countryside of Aberdeenshire, the Cairngorm National Park and Royal Deeside. There's also 30 or so golf courses within easy driving distance of the hotel. An indoor pool and a sauna are included in the on-site fitness centre at the hotel.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Newmachar

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Royal Aberdeen; Murcar; Trump Intl; Newburgh-on-Ythan; Meldrum House; Deeside; Banchory.

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