Golf

Alford Golf Club

Our welcoming clubhouse lies at the heart of the village and the golf course is cradled in the beautiful Howe of Alford. Easy-walking, level terrain takes the golfer through scenic, wooded and parkland surroundings with magnificent views of the neighbouring hills. Most notably, the famous Bennachie Range provides a spectacular backdrop on many holes. 

The course was opened as a 9-hole course in 1982 and extended to 18 holes in 1992. A new clubhouse offering full facilities was opened in 1994.

The course measures 5483 yards from the white markers, 5035 yards from the yellow markers and 5022 yards from the red (Ladies) markers. Although relatively short, Alford is a great test of golf requiring accuracy and concentration.
 
Greenkeeper Mark Spence and his team have the course in superb condition and the greens are highly regarded by members and visitors alike. The trees and burns are attractive features although these are perhaps not always fully appreciated by the golfer who has hit a wayward shot!
 
Address: Montgarrie Road, Alford, Aberdeenshire. AB33 8AE
 
Phone: 019755 62178
 
 
 

Kintore Golf Club

 

Kintore Golf Club, situated in the Royal Burgh of Kintore, was formed in 1911, since which time the total membership has grown to around 700.

In the early 1990s the course was extended to 18 holes and now covers a large area of ground from the Don basin, overlooked by the clubhouse, to mature woodland at the far perimeter, giving an interesting contrast between the ‘old and new nines’. Excellent drainage results in very few days of lost play throughout the year.

Although not as long as some – measuring 6126 yards from the medal tees – the course means the golfer cannot afford to be overconfident. The course is a mixture of hilly parkland, and holes lined by trees and criss-crossed by burns, producing some very interesting and tricky holes.

The golfer will enjoy spectacular views over the River Don, stretching away to Bennachie and the Grampian range of hills to the north and south.

The clubhouse offers changing and shower facilities, and full bar and catering services (all day between April and September, but may be restricted at other times).

Address: Kintore Golf Club, Balbithan, Kintore, Aberdeenshire. AB51 0UR
 
Phone: 01467 632631
 

 

Trump International Golf Links

 
The 7,400 yard, par 72 championship golf course is designed by renowned golf course architect, Dr. Martin Hawtree, and follows a classical pattern of two out-and-back loops of nine holes. All 18 holes thread their way engagingly through The Great Dunes of Scotland; rising to find panoramic views of the North Sea and dramatic coastline, and plunging into secluded valleys rich with native vegetation.
 
Each hole has six separate tees catering for all levels of golfer. The bunkers are placed to challenge the stronger player and not unduly punish the weaker golfer. All bunkers are turf-revetted in traditional style to combat wind, erosion and sand-blow.
 
Address: Trump International Golf Links, Scotland, Menie Estate, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire. AB23 8YE 
 
Phone: 01358 74 33 00