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
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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.

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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 Aug 29 2009 by Richard G - rated 2 out of 5
this is a costal course which is hilly and can 'suffer' from high winds.
It is in excellent condition probably due to being so physicaly demanings and is not easily played by high handicapers/casual golfers.
There is a club house nearby by for members of the Nigg golf club to which members are welcome but I have never visited.
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Reviewed Aug 25 2008 by Michael F - rated 2 out of 5
Good course but very bad club house . They will not allow outsiders into the premises for after refreshments.
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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 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 Oct 17 2015 by Gregor T - rated 3 out of 5

Good course. Very long and hilly but in very good conditions
(Round played: Aug 2015 - Score: 99 Handicap: 20.6)
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Reviewed Apr 16 2012 by Steve S - rated 3 out of 5
best kept council course in aberdeen can be windy and is very hilly so a lot of blind shots course knowledge is handy

(Round played: Apr 2012 - Score: 78 Handicap: 8.4)
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Reviewed Oct 4 2011 by Mermyn - rated 3 out of 5
A course in fantastic condition compared to it's city rivals. Recomend a round when the wind (hopefully) doesn't blow.
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Reviewed Jun 21 2011 by John D - rated 3 out of 5
Tremendous value. The best municipal course in Aberdeen.
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Reviewed Aug 14 2008 by Steve S - rated 3 out of 5
best council course in aberdeen,pity about the clubhouse where i have tried to gain membership without any luck
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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 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 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 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 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 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 Sep 12 2016 by Iain B - rated 4 out of 5
Well maintained and very challenging especially the back nine
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