5 reviews of Aberdour Golf Club
The first hole is quite a stunning par 3 from elevated tee box. This is their signature hole. You have to wait for the second tee box to clear before you take your tee shot. Second hole is another par 3. Don't chicken out and bail too far right or you will be severely punished. Just aim to hit the green and if your ball slides down the hill on the left it's not the end of the world; you'd probably escape with a bogey if not par. Be prepared to be patient if you are following a big visiting party. This course is very popular to visiting parties so it gets busy, slow and dangerous. The long walk from the second green up to the third tee box you'll need a pair of good lungs, oxygen tank or a donkey. So those suffering from asthma, poor tickers or angina be warned. I can play 36 holes pushing trolley on fairly hilly courses but this walk up to the 3rd tee box left me truly breathless not by the scenery but i just ran out of oxygen. Suddenly discovered that i don't have a good pair of lungs! You have to keep your wits with you. On the front nine be always on your guard where the stray balls might be coming from as the fairways in between aren't wide enough nor protected by much trees to shield you from hookers, slicers and at times from impatient group behind if you are in a four ball. I'd say it can be dangerous if you are not familiar with the terrain and this is the main reason why I will never come back to this course ever again even I am heavily insured! I didn't play bad but i can say that this is the only course i've played (6 courses in 6 days in the tour) where i've hit almost perfect shots but for whatever reason always gone horribly wrong. Work that out!!! You'll know what i mean if you play this course. At £27.50/round i'd say i've played beautiful, challenging and better courses in the area for a lot less than than.
The opening holes provide a rather pleasent opening, but as the round goes on, the course is quite 'unremarkable'. Not long and most par 4's don't provide alot of thought off the tee. Greens true and course was remarkably playable considering the mid round deluge, but I have to say the round became a bit 'dull' as time wore on. Staff & members were very friendly and stayed in the clubhouse as the clouds came over the Firth of Forth (wish they'd have warned us)
Played here recently on a glorious day, no wind blue skies but thousands of flies which plagued the whole round (the group in front of us packed in after 8 holes they were so bad). It's unusual to start with a par 3 but even more so to have the first 2 holes as par 3s. The 1st is a challenging shot from an elevated tee and the second requires you to carry the shore on your left. The 3rs also plays alongside the shore and the views are quite spectacular. The course isn't long (only 1 par 5 and 6 par 3s) and there are lots of driveable par 4s if you're prepared to get the big stick out on the tee. The back 9 are a tad disappointing to be honest but the course was in fine condition, the greens were good to putt on and I wouldn't put anyone off playing here. It wasn't the course's fault that we were plagued by flies but they really were awful.
I Am A Member Of Aberdour. The Course Is Unique In Its Views Across The Firth Of Forth To Edinburgh. As A Course It Is Very Easy To Score Well If You Are An Average Golfer, But Very Difficult To Score Well It You Are A Good Golfer. Many Very Good Golfers Have Played, And Continue To Play At Aberdour. After The Round, The View Is Unparalleled. The Catering Is Undergoing Chage. The Welcome Can Be Variable. Nevertheless, It Is Vaut Le Detour.
Superb Views Of The Firth Of Forth. Why Not Include Nearby Burntisland Golf House Club (in Burntisland) As Well. This Is Slightly More Interesting Also With Fantastic Views.
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