Ballater Golf Club

Boasting miles upon miles of rugged, unspoilt scenery, Scotland is the perfect destination for anyone hoping to get back to nature. Book a stay at any Scotland country hotel, and you’ll be able to explore this dramatic landscape… either on foot, by horseback, or even with mountain bikes!

Of course, for many people there is only one thing that springs to mind when they picture all this breathtaking natural scenery: golf! For fans of the sport, there really is no better way to enjoy a round of golf, than discovering a new course located in a magical, natural setting. Golf is about far more than just knocking the ball into the hole, and during a long game in particular, the players might have hours to enjoy the surrounding countryside, as they amble gently from hole to hole.

One of the finest golf courses on offer in Scotland can be found at Ballater, in the county of Aberdeenshire. The Ballater Golf Club dates back to 1892, when it started off as a nine-hole course. As more of the surrounding farmland was bought up in 1905, the Ballater course grew, eventually reaching the eighteen holes which are on offer today.

The area of Upper Deeside in which the course is located, is commonly regarded as one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland. The course itself lies on gently sloped, undulating land, and features a number of water hazards – including the nearby River Dee. Much of the course contains rugged heath land, making for challenging play. Other areas feature smoother fairways though, particularly around the Dee’s floodplains.

So, book yourself a stay at a Ballater hotel, and pay a visit to the fantastic Ballater Golf Club. With some challenging holes, combined with outstanding natural scenery, the course makes a great destination for beginnings and advanced players alike.

December 21, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Destination Tips


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