Balnagask (Nigg Bay) Golf Club

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

Contact Information

St Fitticks Road, Grampian, AB11 8TN United Kingdom

Tel: 01224 507764

Website: https://www.sportaberdeen.co.uk/golf
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £21 *
  • Weekend Guide: £21 *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

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

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Balnagask (Nigg Bay) Golf Club Reviews & Information


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  4.4

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 65
Average Ratings
4.18 ... Overall Rating
4.25 ... The Course
4.65 ... Course Cond.
3.25 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.44 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.25 ... Pace of play
4.42 ... Hospitality.
2.84 ... Prac. Facil.
3.15 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

65 ratings & 47 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 504 out of 2122.

HIGHLY RATED - 97% 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 2019 by William G - rated 5 out of 5
The course is in excellent condition. The grrens that have been dressed are in excellent condition. 5 greens are still to be dressed. a superb course. It is also interesting to see the new harbour being built from the 10th Tee.

(Round played: Oct 2019 - Score: 94 Handicap: 24.3)
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Reviewed Aug 14 2019 by Euan R - rated 4 out of 5

Worth A Visit for the views aone

First of all thanks to the green keepers and all the staff who do a fantastic job and are all friendly and helpful. The greens are in tip top condition as are the fairways.
It's a hilly course with several blind holes to make life more difficult, but it does have nice wide fairways. The wind is usually a challenge given the proximty to the sea, but the payback is generally a dry course that is not over busy.
There are some fantastic views all around the course. You can check progress on the new harbour extension from the 10th tee and enjoy arguably the best view on the course from the 18th tee where you can look our over tha harbour, the beach, the city and on on out to Deeside.
Well woth a visit.

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 91 Handicap: 16.6)
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Reviewed Aug 2 2019 by Jack Wood - rated 5 out of 5

best course in city

best course in city by far, great fairways and fantastic greens
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Reviewed Aug 1 2019 by Frank M - rated 5 out of 5

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Reviewed Jun 28 2019 by Sean R - rated 5 out of 5

Great round of golf

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Reviewed Jun 3 2019 by Graeme H - rated 4 out of 5
Course was excellent and well kept. Today was windy so it made the course a lot harder to keep control of the ball flight.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 93 Handicap: 15.9)
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Reviewed Jun 1 2019 by William G - rated 5 out of 5
Course in excellent condition. Some of the bunkers have been repaired.Greens in excellent condition.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 102 Handicap: 24.2)
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Reviewed Apr 24 2019 by Ross M - rated 3 out of 5
Played my current best score at this course, quite possibly my favourite in Aberdeen.

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 97 Handicap: 30.4)
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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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