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

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

Golf Pro: I Smith

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Price Guide: ££
  • Midweek Guide: £14.90 per round *

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Course Information: 18 holes | Par 72 | 6065 yards | Public | Heathland

Facilities: Golf clubhouse, golf course.

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Balnagask (Nigg Bay) Golf Club Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.09

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 52
Breakdown Averages

4.16 ... Overall Rating
4.26 ... The Course
3.25 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.42 ... VFM
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52 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 1081 out of 1971.

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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.



Most Helpful Review

I cant complain about this course at all, the Tee's, Fairways & Greens are immaculate, a credit to the staff !! Some say their are to many hills and blind holes but for me this is what makes it unique. A tough trek on the legs but if you can keep the ball straight, a better player can leave their driver at home as you have to think your way round this course, laying up most holes. I have played many courses in Aberdeen and throughout Scotland but for a municiple course the greens really are a credit to the club, and at £15 per round midweek it proves that with the right calibre of staff and knowledge you dont have to join an overpriced private golf club to play and enjoy golf at a high standard. - Jun 19 2012


Golf Course Reviews for Balnagask (Nigg Bay) Golf Club

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Euan R rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 13 2018

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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Frank M rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 22 2018

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Graeme H rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 28 2018

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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Adam B rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 15 2018

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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Carl Aasland Jerstad rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 15 2018

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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Iain B rated 5 out of 5 - Feb 26 2018

Well maintained throughout the year
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Euan R rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 31 2017

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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Alan R rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 15 2017

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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Kevin F rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 5 2017

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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Andy S rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 24 2017

Great course
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Gary T rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 17 2017

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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Ross C rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 11 2017

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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William B rated 4 out of 5 - May 25 2017

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Kevin M rated 3 out of 5 - Apr 24 2017

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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Michael N rated 5 out of 5 - Feb 19 2017

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Euan R rated 5 out of 5 - Feb 16 2017

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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Iain B rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 12 2016

Well maintained and very challenging especially the back nine
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Alec R rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 12 2016

Great course kept to a high standard. Greens are in excellent condition. The course can be challenging with wind almost always present. The course is very hilly with a lot of blind holes. Definitely worth a round if you haven't been yet its fun and challenging.
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Graeme H rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 25 2016

Nice well kept course with a lot of hidden holes staff and green keepers very friendly.
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Gary john F rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 7 2016



(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 94 Handicap: )
very good course, fair ways in good shape as well. all round good day out with the lads
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