championship course

Course Card

Here is the scorecard for the course.  Important Health & safety Information and Local rules can be accessed on the appropriate button.

The Standard Scratch Score and Slope rating information is as follows:

Black Tees     Par 71  SSS 72     Slope 133 / 71.8

White Tees    Par 71  SSS 71      Slope 131 / 71.2

Yellow Tees   Par 71  SSS 70     Slope 128 / 69.5

Red Tees        Par 73  SSS 72     Slope 133 / 72.4

Historical course records have been collated from information available.  Click on the button to view the current and historic course record information.

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hole by hole

Hole 1 Birley Bush Par 4
Hole 1 Birley Bush Par 4

The semi-blind opening tee shot leads to a wide fairway. The small green is protected by greenside bunkers and slopes from back to front. Beware of over-shooting the green as this will leave a tricky return shot.

Hole 2 West Avenue Par 5
Hole 2 West Avenue Par 5

This hole features a long dogleg to the right. A blind second shot requires careful placement to avoid the stream which crosses the fairway 50 yards short of the undulating, three-tiered green.

Hole 3 Milton's Well Par 3
Hole 3 Milton's Well Par 3

A par 3 with out of bounds to the left and two bunkers protecting the green. Trust the yardage, as the green may look deceptively close.

Hole 4 Lang Dyke Par 4
Hole 4 Lang Dyke Par 4

The hole doglegs to the left so the best approach is gained from a drive to the right centre of the fairway. A good tee shot is rewarded by a short approach to the green.

Hole 5 Turqushannoch Par 4
Hole 5 Turqushannoch Par 4

This tree-lined hole requires a well positioned tee shot to avoid the marsh area on the left, leaving a second shot to a large, sloping green.

Hole 6 Auld Freends Par 3
Hole 6 Auld Freends Par 3

The par 3, sixth hole is guarded by a large, strategically placed bunker protecting the pin when on the upper level, making club selection vital. The green slopes from back to front.

Hole 7 Lords Throat Par 4
Hole 7 Lords Throat Par 4

The longest par 4 on the course, the 7th requires two good shots to have a chance of reaching the green. Beware a short second shot will be gathered into the hollow in front of the plateau green.

Hole 8 Clarkies Par 5
Hole 8 Clarkies Par 5

The longest hole on the course. Fairway bunkers need to be negotiated with the tee shot. Only the longest drives will provide an opportunity to reach the green in two.

Hole 9 Craigearn Par 4
Hole 9 Craigearn Par 4

Considered by many to be the finest hole on the course. A weak tee shot will be gathered up and taken into the fairway bunker or trees on the right. Needs a well struck second shot to reach the sunken green.

Hole 10 The Nib Par 3
Hole 10 The Nib Par 3

An exciting par 3 featuring a partly blind shot to the green. Tee shots heading to the right may find bunkers. The perfect approach is over the left-hand fairway bunker.

Hole 11 Leschangie Par 5
Hole 11 Leschangie Par 5

This is a deceptively difficult hole featuring a dogleg to the right. The ideal tee shot would be left of centre with a touch of fade, which leaves the option of going for the plateau green in two or to lay up.

Hole 12 Knap Par 4
Hole 12 Knap Par 4

Most players will use a long iron or a fairway wood from the tee to avoid the cross bunkers. This leaves a shortish iron to an elevated green. Big hitters may take a chance and go for the green.

Hole 13 Wilderness Par 4
Hole 13 Wilderness Par 4

An accurate tee shot dissecting the fairway will avoid the heather on the right and provide an ideal second shot through a tight entrance to a green surrounded by trees.

Hole 14 The Beeches Par 3
Hole 14 The Beeches Par 3

A difficult par 3, which may require a long iron or a wood. The bunkering gives the impression that the hole is shorter than it really is. A par on this hole is a good score.

Hole 15 Mither Tap Par 5
Hole 15 Mither Tap Par 5

This is potentially a reachable par 5, depending on the wind, and has great views of Bennachie. An accurate approach shot is required to avoid the steep slope on the left and the bunker on the right.

Hole 16 Kemnay House Par 4
Hole 16 Kemnay House Par 4

One of the most scenic and demanding par 4s. Drive from the elevated tee over the stream and uphill avoiding the trees on the right. A long second shot into the narrow entrance of the green guarded by bunkers.

Hole 17 Mount Keen Par 4
Hole 17 Mount Keen Par 4

Best strategy is to drive on the left side of the fairway otherwise your ball will catch the slope on the right into the small trees. The second shot has to avoid the stream and bunker to reach the 2 – tier green.

Hole 18 Kaim Hame Par 3
Hole 18 Kaim Hame Par 3

A truly great finishing hole to a large, severely contoured green that slopes from front to back. Accuracy is vital to avoid the front bunkers and to preferably leave an uphill putt.