Ballater

GF: £25 STATS: par 70, sss 69, 6,059 yards
T: 013397 55658 W: ballatergolfclub.co.uk

Set on the banks of the beautiful River Dee and enclosed by pine-covered hillsides, Ballater must be one of the most picturesque courses in the country. A cross between heathland and parkland, the layout is famed for its excellent greens and lush, springy fairways. The course meanders gently over slightly undulating terrain past mature pines, silver birches and gorse. It’s a relatively short layout where accuracy rather than length is at a premium. The club was founded in 1892 and has long been a popular destination with holidaymakers travelling to Royal Deeside.

Brora

GF: £39  STATS: par 69, sss 70, 6,156 yards
T: 01408 621417 W: broragolf.co.uk