Ballater Golf Club
Victoria Road,
Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5QX
Tel : +44(0)13397 55567 Fax : +44(0)13397 55057

The Ballater Golf Course was founded in 1892, originally as a 9 hole course on land owned by the Laird of Ivercauld, when farmland became available in 1905, the course was expanded to 18 holes. A match was staged in 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 18 hole, slightly undulating, medium length golf course is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of upper Deeside. Several holes are close to the river Dee. Ballater and its golf course the lie within a circle of hills with glorious views. A delightful golfing experience. Full catering and bar facilities. Residential professional.

42 miles west of Aberdeen on A93.

Further Information
Information herein provided by the club 28 Aug 1998.

Course Details

Course Name: Ballater Holes: 18 Yardage: 5638 SSS: 67
Heathland with a touch of parkland. Extremely beautiful with lovely views.

For an appreciation and independent view of this course please see golfer reviews.

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  • John Milne golfer 1920's Ballater

    Jackie milne wrote on: Jun 29, 2004

    I am doing research on Mr John Milne Grocer on Bridge Street,Ballater,Scotland.
    I know from Family members that he was quite a successful and well known golfer in ballater.
    John is my Grandfather and i have no information on him or the rest of that side of family due to marriage break up of mother and father.i am 44 years old


  • Ballater Golf Club

    William Midmer wrote on: Nov 4, 2003

    A Delightful course in a secluded part of the Grampian Mountains. Whilst not overly long it is a course on which straight drives are all but essential if you are to avoid the thick fern. A few holes stand out, especially the par 4 fourth, which, even with a good drive has a daunting second shot with a raised grenn with fern at the back punishing the over hit shots.
    The clubhouse provides decent food with friendly staff, it's not to pricey either at £18 for a very enjoyable round


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Scott MacKay 06/99

    Scott MacKay wrote on: May 31, 1999

    A very interesting golf course set amidst some of the most outstanding scenery as a backdrop. The course although some 45 miles from the coast, has several holes you would expect to find on a links course, and the rest, while not the most testing, are very well maintained. It is a relatively flat course, with several interesting holes, ( lay up short of the burn at the first ), and an impressive closing hole which allows you to play to the gallery in the clubhouse!
    On top of this it has an impressive clubhouse, with friendly staff and members, who cater well for the visitor. All in all I would suggest if you find yourself in the area you could do a lot worse than to give Ballater a go.