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Duff House Royal Golf Club

4.3   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 29 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

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

18 holes | Par 68 | 6043 yards | Private | Parkland


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

Tel: 01261 812062

Golf Pro: James Calam | Tel: 01261 812075

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


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Golf club hire  Club Hire
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

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

Midweek Guide: £70.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £75.00 per round *

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available

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

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £70.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £75.00 per round *

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


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.28

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.3
(based on 29 reviews)

5 star
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4 star
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HIGHLY RATED

100%

would play again or recommend


4.6

The Course

4.4

Course Conditions

4.4

Value For Money

4.2

Pace of Play

4.5

Facilities & Service

4.5

Hospitality

4.1

Practice Facilities

4

Food & Drink

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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Steven T rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 21 2021

Great Course and Facilities

Lovely course, visiting with member friend. Course in great condition, with green challenging as always.
Facilities fantastic as well, with food freshly cooked and bar/catering staff extremely friendly and welcoming to guests.

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Hi Steven,
Many thanks for taking the time to review. Much appreciated

Replied 24th October 2021

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Ian R rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 12 2021

Very wet underfoot

The biggest drawback for Duff House is its inability to dry out after rain. It is a pleasant place to knock around but can be a bit 'samey' on the up and down par 4's

(Round played: Oct 2021 - Score: 100 Handicap: 19)

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Alex N rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 16 2021


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David R rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 26 2021


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David R rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 26 2021


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David R rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 26 2021


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Lindsay W rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 26 2021


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Alan G rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 26 2021

Great Day Out


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Steve L rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 15 2019

Awesome course


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Norman G rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 20 2019

Beautiful course

Excellent course to play some testing par 4rs lovely condition early in the season

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Alex N rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 17 2019

Top class

Great all round experience

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Jim C rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 17 2019

Great Course

Fantastic course great location and the food was excellent too, made very welcome by the staff.

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Hi Jim.
Thanks for taking the time to review. Many thanks

Replied 24th October 2021

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Boabie rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed May 22 2018

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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Ian R rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 2 2015

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

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Mark G rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 8 2015


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

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