Scotland is famous as the birthplace of golf and for its golf courses.  There are 55 golf courses to play in Aberdeenshire alone. These are some of the oldest, best and challenging courses, and undoubtedly some of the most rewarding.

Situated close to the River Dee and surrounded by tree clad rolling hills Ballater’s very own golf course lies.  With a number of gentle undulations, the course makes for an interesting round and its ease of walking makes it an ideal course for a day out. The spacious clubhouse offers a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere to unwind after your round.  Even if your golf isn’t up to scratch, the scenery and condition of the course is always guaranteed to be! 

The UK’s highest golf course is at Braemar in the upper reaches of Royal Deeside, where Aberdeenshire meets the Cairngorms National Park.

Nearby there’s a 9-hole course in the grounds of the Queen’s summer retreat at Balmoral Castle – usually reserved for the royals and staff, but now open to fortunate bookers during the months when days are longest.

Indeed, summer days this far north are almost endless: fortunate for golfers, who find they can play to their hearts’ content from early morning through to late evening.

No matter where you choose to stay during your visit, you will never be far from a rolling green fairway.