Portlethen GCPortlethen Golf Club

Portlethen Golf Club
Portlethen Golf Club
AB12 4YA

Phone(s): +44 (0) 1224 782571, +44 (0) 1224 782575
Website: portlethengolfclub.com

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.

Portlethen Golf Club
3 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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A view from a tee at Portlethen Golf ClubA view of a hole and a duck family at Portlethen Golf ClubView down the fairway on the par 5 4th holeLooking back towards the tee behind the 5th pin from PortlethenAerial view of Portlethen Golf ClubA view of fairway #9 with clubhouse in background at Portlethen Golf Club

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
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs:
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • 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

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
Black 72 6663 yd. 0 0
Yellow 70 5773 yd. 0 0
White 72 6468 yd. 0 0
Red (W) 73 5608 yd. 0 0

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Portlethen Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by steve lawrie
    on September 05th, 2009 02:47
    i have been a member of portlethen for 6 years now and the improvement of the course has been excelent which has coincided with the arrival of neil sadler the new green keeper,it has turned into a very good golf course and is now a good test of all golfing skills,it now looks like a golf course and not something that "only looks onto an industrial estate"with the on going improvements to the course it can get only better
  • Portlethen Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Alex Bryce
    on April 29th, 2009 13:54
    The course is lacking in character, with the only views beyond the fairways of the adjacent industrial estate. I was also rudely accused, falsely, by a member claiming to be a "past-captain", of jumping in at the 10th hole. He was part of a 4-ball whom refused to let me, a single-ball, play through from the 12th onwards, meaning i finished the round in darkness.
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