Aberdour GC: 1st teeAberdour Golf Club

Aberdour Golf Club
Aberdour Golf Club
Seaside Place

Phone(s): +44 (0) 1383 860080
Fax: +44 (0) 1383 860050
Website: aberdourgolfclub.co.uk

Aberdour Golf Club, in Fife, is located 30 miles south of St. Andrews, on the shores of the River Forth. Aberdour was founded in 1896 but didn't start developing a golf course at its current location until 1905. Starting as a nine-hole course, the other nine were added in 1914. Today, the 18 holes cover 5,460 years, spread over land overlooking sea cliffs and on raised beaches.

If you have a habit of slicing, Aberdour won't be a day at the beach. It rewards those who shoot straight and long. A number of holes even run along the River Forth, with views of Edinburgh across the way.

The course begins with two par 3s, not that it's an easy start. The first hole, named Bell House, is 155 yards from an elevated tee down to a rocky promontory. The second, named Firs, is 155 yards, starting from a rocky platform and shooting across a bay to an elevated green set into a steep hillside. The longest hole is the 10th - Ash Tree - the only par 5, 513 yards, starting with a slight dogleg from right to left. If you can get off a good second shot past the marker, you're left with a straight pitch.

Aberdour Golf Club welcomes visitors throughout the year. Tee reservations for parties can be made directly with the club manager. Starting times are 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sunday times are 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visitors are not accepted on Saturdays. The course has a clubhouse overlooking the River Forth and the Riverside Lounge.

Location: 6 miles south-east of Dunfermline, on the coast

Aberdour Golf Club
4.5 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews)
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A view from the 1st tee at Aberdour Golf CluThe 18th tee at Aberdour Golf ClubThe expansive but well-guarded 12th green at Aberdour GCThe large 9th green at AberdourThe 3rd green at Aberdour with the River Forth to the sideLooking down onto the 2nd green at Aberdour

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Year opened: 1896
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  • Guest Policy: Welcomed all week
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
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  • Pro in house: Yes
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  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

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Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
White 67 5447 yd. 0 0
Yellow 67 5106 yd. 0 0
Red 68 4872 yd. 0 0

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Aberdour Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Alexander Keay
    on September 15th, 2009 12:17
    Played the course for first time today in Senior Open. It was beautifully presented and does your greenkeeping staff great credit. Greens were fast and had lots of subtle borrows which helps protect its lack of length. Very well received on arrival and excellent service in the clubhouse. Hopefully, will become a regular fixture for me in the "Seniors". If you could guarantee the glorious weather you had today you would inundated with people wanting to play your course.
    Hope your clubhouse refurbshment goes well.
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