Balnagask (Nigg Bay) Golf Club

Balnagask (Nigg Bay) Golf Club, Grampian is an 18 hole, par 72 (6065 yard), public, heathland golf course.

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St Fitticks Road, Clatt, Grampian, AB11 8TN United Kingdom

Tel: 01224 876407

Golf Pro: I Smith

Website: http://www.sportaberdeen.co.uk/balnagask
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £14.90 per round *

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  4.2

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 56
Average Ratings
4.14 ... Overall Rating
4.20 ... The Course
4.62 ... Course Cond.
3.22 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.38 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.15 ... Pace of play
4.25 ... Hospitality.
2.50 ... Prac. Facil.
3.33 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

56 ratings & 41 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1081 out of 1971.

HIGHLY RATED - 96% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Balnagask (Nigg Bay) Golf Club is a challenging coastal course with many hills, situated within a nature conservation area on the small Balnagask Headland which is packed with at least 18 historical and archaeological sites including the lighthouse built in 1833 and designed by Robert Stevenson. The adjacent 9 hole pitch and putt is a good choice for beginners or those wanting a quick game. All holes are par 3, but due to the hilly location are still quite challenging and good for practising your short game.


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Reviewed Oct 3 2018 by Neil M - rated 2 out of 5

Silly

On most holes, just aim at the lighthouse! A lot of blind shots, a lot of sloping fairways. Kings Links nearby is a better course.
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Reviewed Sep 15 2018 by Lewis M - rated 5 out of 5

Balnagask w/ Ross

This is a good course and this was a good round for me I played rather well!

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 103 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 21 2018 by Ross M - rated 4 out of 5
Great course to play on and I will definitely be playing again soon. Played with family and it was a good day out.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 107 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 13 2018 by Euan R - rated 5 out of 5

Exceptionally well maintained

Despite the long dry spell the course is green and in superb condition. The greenkeepers are always in evidence and they do a fantastic job with everyone very friendly.
The course is hilly with a number of blind holes and the wind off the sea is usually an added challenge. A bonus of playing the course is the all round views of the city, the harbour, the sea and the beach.
Well worth a visit

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 90 Handicap: 20.3)
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Reviewed Jul 22 2018 by Frank M - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 28 2018 by Graeme H - rated 4 out of 5
Course in good nick and well maintained. Greens smooth and fast. Always love playing this course because it's really challenging. Hidden holes which make it very interesting

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 92 Handicap: 16)
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Reviewed Apr 15 2018 by Adam B - rated 5 out of 5

Brilliant course.

The standard they keep this course in is second to none. Excellent course with brilliant views.

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 87 Handicap: 18.5)
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Reviewed Mar 15 2018 by Carl Aasland Jerstad - rated 5 out of 5

Great course and great value

Probably played Balnagask 20 times during the last years. Always in splendid condition, challaging holes, senic views! Looking forward to my next round this Easter???????????
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Reviewed Feb 26 2018 by Iain B - rated 5 out of 5
Well maintained throughout the year
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Reviewed Oct 31 2017 by Euan R - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic Course & Fantastic Views

For a municipal course the condition is exceptional. Staff are friendly and welcoming and the views of the harbour city beach and sea a bonus that are worth visiting for alone.
For the cost an absolute bargain
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Reviewed Sep 15 2017 by Alan R - rated 4 out of 5

well worth a visit

in great nick.many nearby courses closed for rain damage but balnagask was dry and in great condition.tremendous municipal course.
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Reviewed Sep 5 2017 by Kevin F - rated 4 out of 5

Links Golf at Low Prices

For ?15 a real opportunity to play a true Links course. Be prepared for a lesser standard of bunker and to an extent green, but perfectly playable and value for money. Council operated but reasonably well maintained, the selection of holes will compensate for the shortcomings
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Reviewed Aug 24 2017 by Andy S - rated 4 out of 5

Great course

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Reviewed Aug 17 2017 by Gary T - rated 5 out of 5
Municipal links course which is kept in excellent condition by the green staff.

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 89 Handicap: 12.3)
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Reviewed Aug 11 2017 by Ross C - rated 4 out of 5

Hilly but with great sea views

Balnagask is a municipal golf course in Aberdeen at the mouth of the River Dee and situated overlooking the harbour, the sea front and the sea. I haven't played this course much in the past but it is starting to become a favourite with me.
The course is very hilly, with undulating fairways which leads to a lot of blind shots however there are lots of directional marker poles. The course is well looked after and the fairways and greens are in excellent condition. The course is not too long but still has some challenging holes, my favourite being the par 5 tenth.
The thing I like most is that it is always seems easy to get a round, just turn up and tee off ! Possibly this is because a lot of people may be put off by the challenging nature of the hills and you certainly need to e fit to get yourself round.
All in all a very good course with great views.
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Reviewed May 25 2017 by William B - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 24 2017 by Kevin M - rated 3 out of 5
There is a lot of blind holes but this is a nice course and recommend giving it a go as long as it's not a windy day.
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Reviewed Feb 19 2017 by Michael N - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Feb 16 2017 by Euan R - rated 5 out of 5
The views from every hole are exceptional and varied and include the city, the harbour, Aberdeen Bay and the hills in Deeside. The course is in great condition and the staff friendly and helpful.
Winter greens are a challenge but summer greens look superb. Roll on summer

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Reviewed Sep 12 2016 by Iain B - rated 4 out of 5
Well maintained and very challenging especially the back nine
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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 72 | 6065 yards | Public | Heathland

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