If you are looking for challenging golf in idyllic surroundings come to Banchory where you will find two prestigious golf courses set amidst breathtaking scenery and a major golfing event taking place every year in July. After golf relax in the warmth of our Clubhouses and towns and soak up the experience that is Royal Deeside.
Banchory Golf Club - Par 69 SSS: 68
Strategically placed bunkers, mature native trees and the 'magnetic' River Dee provide obstacles that can test even the most accomplished player, on what is a truly delightful eighteen. The signature hole is the 88 yard long par 16th known as the 'Doo-Cot which requires pin-point accuracy to find a green set above the ancient river bank. Moreover a plethora of testing long holes, most notably the 420 yard 13th, ensure that the par of 69 is vigorously defended. The course has recently been extensively remodelled by the renowned Scottish golf course architect John Souter. The 1999 British Open Champion Paul Lawrie was an assistant here and is a native of this area. For more information visit www.banchorygolfclub.co.uk
Inchmarlo Golf Club - Par 71 SSS: 69
As a 4 star resort, Inchmarlo Golf Club not only offers two stunning golf courses (The HSBC Regional Course Rankings Silver Award winning Laird's and the beautiful 9 hole Queen's), a prestigious floodlit driving range and fully-stocked pro shop, it also caters for discerning palates with a comfortable function suite, friendly bars and Inchmarlo Restaurant providing some of the finest hospitality in north-east Scotland. The 6,218-yard par 71 Laird's Course epitomizes golf in the north-east of Scotland with tree-lined fairways, secluded greens and the ubiquitous Royal Deeside scenery combining to create a truly memorable playing experience. For more information visit http://www.inchmarlogolf.com/
The Royal Deeside Golf Classic
In July the Royal Deeside Golf Classic offers golfers the opportunity to experience five interesting but challenging golf courses amid scenic splendour. The Classic is a 72 hole Stableford event for both ladies and gentlemen played over four majestic courses at Banchory, Inchmarlo, Aboyne and Ballater, with the opportunity to enjoy a fun game at Braemar Golf Club. More information on this prestigious event can be found at www.royaldeesidegolfclassic.co.uk.