Duff House Royal Golf Club

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Duff House Royal Golf Club, Grampian is an 18 hole, par 68 (6043 yard), private parkland golf course designed by Dr. Alister Mackenzie in 1910. MacKenzie\'s most famous design is Augusta National

Contact Information

The Barnyards, Banff, Grampian, AB45 3SX United Kingdom

Tel: 01261 812062

Golf Pro: James Calam | Tel: 01261 812075

Website: http://www.duffhouseroyal.com/
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £70.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £75.00 per round *

Book online: with Teeofftimes.co.uk

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

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 68 | 6043 yards | Private | Parkland

Driving rangeBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire

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Visitors: Special Rate for groups of 12 or more - Call for details 01261 812062

  • Societies Accepted to Play
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  • 7 Day Membership Available

Duff House Royal Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.99

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 21
Average Ratings
4.30 ... Overall Rating
4.68 ... The Course
4.80 ... Course Cond.
4.61 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.22 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.40 ... Pace of play
4.80 ... Hospitality.
4.40 ... Prac. Facil.
4.60 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

21 ratings & 18 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked out of 2122.

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What the club says: Duff House Royal Golf club is a beautifully manicured parkland course, a feature being the large two tiered “MacKenzie” greens. Its appearance defies its difficulty and its 6043 yards (S.S.S. 70) offers a severe but fair challenge to golfers of all abilities. The basic design remains faithful to the principles of its designer Dr. Alister Mackenzie, who maintained that the ideal golf course should include -

The Course is bounded by the River Deveron, which proves to be a hazard for those who wander off the tee at the 7th, 16th and 17th holes. Practice ground, pitching area and putting green are available to visitors. The professional has a well-stocked shop and private tuition is available by appointment.


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Reviewed May 15 2019 by Steve L - rated 5 out of 5

Awesome course

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Reviewed Apr 20 2019 by Norman G - rated 4 out of 5

Beautiful course

Excellent course to play some testing par 4rs lovely condition early in the season
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Reviewed Apr 17 2019 by Alex N - rated 5 out of 5

Top class

Great all round experience
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Reviewed Apr 17 2019 by Jim C - rated 5 out of 5

Great Course

Fantastic course great location and the food was excellent too, made very welcome by the staff.
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Reviewed May 22 2018 by Boabie - rated 1 out of 5

No more 2-4-1

This was my favourite course of all time till the decision to stop half price vouchers and increase the price for a days (2 rounds) golf to more than 10% of annual membership fee. I guess I will never again return to "the best manicured greens in Scotland". No more Duff House food and no more Duff House drink for us. I therefore match my overall rating to my finances
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Reply:
Hello Boabie, I am disappointed to read your review. We have stopped many of the vouchers and deals outwith our control and we offer our own deals for groups and our opens are in keeping with market expectations. I hope you can join us at one of these in 2019 as these will be in keeping with pricing you talk about. Many clubs and the national body, Scottish Golf, are reviewing many of these deals and many are following. I hope to see you at one of our Opens. Best of luck for the Golf in 2019.

Replied 16th December 2018

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Reviewed Oct 2 2015 by Ian R - rated 4 out of 5
Nice parkland / riverside course, always in top condition.

(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 101 Handicap: 20.2)
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Hi Ian,
Thanks for the review and top rating. Much appreciated!

I hope you continue to enjoy Duff House Royal.

Thanks,
DHR

Replied 27th December 2017

Reviewed Sep 8 2015 by Mark G - rated 5 out of 5

Wonderful course. Tight fairways, but forgiving rough - allows you to find ball but penal enough to make the next shot tough. Two wonderful two tiered greens make for precise approach play.

(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 99 Handicap: 21.7)
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Hi Mark,
Thanks for the superb review and top rating. Much appreciated!

Our MacKenzie greens are well renowned and the two tiers are a trademark of his fine architecture.

Thanks,
DHR

Replied 27th December 2017

Reviewed Jun 22 2015 by John M - rated 4 out of 5

Good course with a gentle introduction that gradually gets harder. Greens well contoured and segmented so adds many different pin positions.
(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 94 Handicap: 14.8)
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Hi John,
Thanks for the review. Yeah, the course has a difficult finish and the front holes definitely ease you in.

Our MacKenzie greens are well renowned.

Thanks,
DHR

Replied 27th December 2017

Reviewed Jun 17 2015 by Derek D - rated 4 out of 5

Beautiful course and very forgiving to my wayward shots.
(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 95 Handicap: 24)
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Hi Derek,
Thanks for the superb review and top rating. Much appreciated!

Alister MacKenzie (golf architect) always maintained that for a good golf course there should always be an alternative shot. We think it just keeps the game enjoyable.

Thanks,
DHR

Replied 27th December 2017

Reviewed May 8 2014 by Bryan R - rated 5 out of 5
magnificent course in excellent condition. First class facilities , particularly the dining.

(Round played: May 2014 - Score: 94 Handicap: 14.7)
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Hi Bryan,
Thanks for the superb review and top rating. Much appreciated!

Thanks,
DHR

Replied 27th December 2017

Reviewed Sep 3 2013 by Colin C - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 5 2012 by Alan H - rated 5 out of 5
Thunder storms when we played but the course maintained itself well.Cant wait to go back with hopefully better weather.Must be played.
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Hi Alan,
Its unfortunate about the weather sometimes. Hopefully you still enjoyed what you played.
Thanks for the superb rating.

Thanks,
DHR


Replied 27th December 2017

Reviewed Sep 4 2012 by Carberry B - rated 5 out of 5
The course overview is very accurate and honest! I have played regularly for many years - esoecially in their 5 day Open - superb value and great fun. There is also a Ladies Week plus a Visitors Week - brilliant! check with the club as the entry lists are always over-subscribed!! C.B.
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Hi Carberry,
Thanks for the superb Hopefully you continue to enjoy DHR and we see you again in August for the 5 Day tournament.

Thanks,
DHR

Replied 27th December 2017

stunning course,would be amazing on a sunny day,it rained non stop when i played,would recommend this course.when i entered the clubhouse none of the staff met my gaze or noticed i was breathing,maybe the rain put them off,i didnt feel welcome so i didnt stay for the food so i cant comment on it.
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Hi Tam, sorry to hear that we didn’t feel welcome in the clubhouse. I can assure you that we pride ourselves on our hospitality and would have liked to address it at the time.

I do hope you have been back, on a sunnier day, to enjoy all that Duff House Royal has to offer.

DHR


Replied 27th December 2017

Reviewed Oct 17 2010 by Kenny W - rated 5 out of 5
Very good course.
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Hi Kenny, Thanks again for the 5 Star review. Hopefully you have found time to visit us again since. Thanks DHR

Replied 27th December 2017

Reviewed Oct 13 2010 by Joshua S - rated 5 out of 5
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Hi Joshua, Thanks again for the 5 Star review. Hopefully you have found time to visit us again since. Thanks DHR

Replied 4th January 2018

Reviewed Sep 15 2009 by Philip H - rated 5 out of 5
Very Good Course
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Hi Philip,
Thanks for the thoughts on the course and the review.

Much appreciated.

Thanks,
DHR


Replied 4th January 2018

Reviewed Oct 30 2007 by Colin C - rated 4 out of 5
Great parkland course.
Great scenery beside the river
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Hi Colin, Thanks again for the review. Hopefully you have found time to visit us again since. Thanks DHR

Replied 4th January 2018

Reviewed Sep 16 2007 by Jennie W - rated 4 out of 5
Super parkland course. I have just returned from a Mixed Golf Week which is fantastic value. They also do two others through the year - a gents and a ladies week. Recommended!
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Hi Jennie, Thanks again for the review. Hopefully you have found time to visit us again since and played in more of our golf weeks. Thanks DHR

Replied 4th January 2018

Reviewed May 4 2006 by Scott M - rated 4 out of 5
this is a lovely course well worth playing, you can get 50% off with a discount schema

course and green in very good conditions

there is a local driving range
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Hi Scott,
Thanks for the review. Hopefully you have found time to visit us again since.

Thanks,
DHR

Replied 4th January 2018

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