Portlethen Golf Club
Phone(s): +44 (0) 1224 782571, +44 (0) 1224 782575
The course is maturing into one of the more popular parkland courses in the North East of Scotland having been blessed with natural features the principal one being the Findon burn which, lined with mature broadleaf trees, crosses 5 of the holes on the first nine influencing either tee or approach shots.
The par 5 485 yard fourth hole poses a problem of choice of second shots as the burn crosses 90 yards short of the green, the wayward shot punished by ending up in the burn or in the trees. The inward 9 holes carry fewer hazards but the Findon burn continues to create problems at the fifteenth and eighteenth.
Arguably the fifteenth is the 'signature hole' of the course. First, the tee shot has to be accurate to cope with the right to left dog leg and then the approach shot, from a down hill lie, has to carry the Findon burn which, moat like, guards the entrance to the green. The par 507 yd par 5 eighteenth is a challenging closing hole featuring a drystone dyke on the left running all the way from tee to green with the risk of out of bounds with even' shot. The Findon burn. 1(K) yards short of the green creates a further dilemma of second shot selection; to carry or not to carry.
Senior golfers and visitors normally play the shorter par 70 'Blue Tee' course.
Course development has seen the planting of around 21.000 carefully selected trees, restoration of drystone dykes. construction of stone bridges, new tees at several holes and a pond at the short fifth. There is an extensive practice area, part of which is the site of approved plans to build a 15 bay driving range. The substantial putting green is conveniently sited near the first tee. Both golf trolleys and buggies are available for hire.
Golf course details
- Holes: 18
- Designed by: Donald Steel
- Year opened: 1989
- Golf Season: Year round
- Guest Policy: Welcomed, however due to Club Competitions, the course is not available for play on Saturday until after 4pm.
- Tee times welcomed: Yes
- Pro in house: Yes
- Driving range: Yes
- Rental clubs:
- Rental carts: Yes
Green fees price ranges
- Week days: £45 - £70
- Weekends: £45 - £70
- Tee times from $31 - Check prices
- Metal spikes allowed:
- Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
- Credit cards accepted: Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Switch
Length, slope and rating for each tee
|Red (W)||73||5608 yd.||0||0|