Bᴀʟɴᴀɢᴀsᴋ (Nɪɢɢ Bᴀʏ GC)

Overlooking Aberdeen Harbour is Nigg Bay - billed as one of the best municipal courses in Scotland.

The Balnagask Peninsular, on which it sits, is an historic site in its own right. With the harbour on one side, Nigg Bay on the other and a lighthouse designed by Robert Stevenson at the head - there is no shortage of interest.

The course itself is laid over a large hill. We visited in late November, and found a great facility of varied and interesting holes for the green fee of £18.

The Tenth is the pick of holes on the property Playing down a winding fairway before threading the needle on the approach - with two large dunes providing a narrow entrance to the green.

The holes do rather play up and down the hill at times, and the ground is probably a little wetter and richer than it once was. It certainly has potential to compete for the crown of top municipal, but I’ll reserve judgement until I’ve played Kings Links just down the road. From what I’ve heard, it’s meant to be excellent.


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