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Ballater Golf Club

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Address: Victoria Road, Ballater, Scotland
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Founded in 1892, this scenic 18-hole golf course offers its toughest...

Founded in 1892, this scenic 18-hole golf course offers its toughest challenge on its opening six holes, which include two difficult par threes.

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Simply brilliant!

Such a beautiful course. The scenery is breathtaking, the course itself puts most in Hampshire to shame, and the staff are so helpful I was taken aback. If I didn't live so far... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This was the second time we visited with my elderly parents who both golfed here in the 1970's and '80's. First time the the barman was down right unfriendly and unwelcoming. Thought he was having an off day. No. Second time we visited he was just as bad. My parents are in their 80's and they commented how they'd never... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Such a beautiful course. The scenery is breathtaking, the course itself puts most in Hampshire to shame, and the staff are so helpful I was taken aback. If I didn't live so far away I would play here every week.

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2 Thank NMC1970
Ballater, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Ballater golf course is a good course with beautiful views for you to take in on your way around the 18 holes,with the chance to spot some deer or other wild life that live on or around the course, The last time I played there was on a Sunday , and especially on the 15 th there was a Hugh... More 

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Thank Harveywillis
Heswall, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Very friendly staff, nice well presented course, and a excellent sandwich lunch, served by friendl staff

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2 Thank 980les59
Kilsyth, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

What a cracking course! The scenery is breath taking and my poor golf didn't dampen the spirits. Course condition was good, greens smooth and I can't talk enough about the scenery. A good course, some challenging holes, a good long par 3 into the wind, it's got the lot.

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Thank Glasgow_Par
Scotland
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We played this course on a very pleasant, sunny warm day, when conditions were ideal for good golf. The club were very welcoming, and when we went to purchase a cup of coffee from the machine, the catering lady, told us to not waste our time with the machine as the coffee is foul. The lady made us all a... More 

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Thank DPGumby
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Played this course for a second year and thoroughly enjoyed it again. Although not particularly long it is a good challenge especially in the wind. Last year played it like a parkland course, in the wind this year played it like a links course. Had a meal in the clubhouse afterwards, the venison burger was very good. Will be back... More 

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Thank Charles M
Hutto, Texas
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162 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We dropped in here to buy a shirt and a few keepsakes from a Scotish golf course. The pro was very nice and helpful with merchandise. The course was very green and open. I would like to return and play this downtown course.

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Thank cowgirl509
Teguise
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Wee go to. Ballater every year in March we normally go to The. Boat Inn but fount it was getting expencesive. My husband played the course 3days. Saturday evening we booked a meal for our family of six.the food was excelant could ask for better service,we all had a great meal thanks to chef and staff.

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Thank Andrew D
Glasgow, Scotland
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We visited in winter, so winter greens etc. Loved the really picturesque course and can't wait to come back In the summer.

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