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Situated in one of the most scenic parts of Upper Deeside, the golf course here is close to the river Dee and sits in the shadow of Lochnagar, giving it stunning views. The course offers a very strong opening stretch, with two tough par-3s between some excellent par-4s. While this area might be better known for some of the big-ticket courses, if you want fun and value, look to Ballater.
49. Grim’s Dyke
Grim’s Dyke Golf Club is a historic venue just north of London. Length off the tee isn’t what you need to worry about here, instead, finding the narrow, firm fairways is crucial. With rounds on the weekend available for £50 and cheaper rates throughout the week, it’s a great option for some affordable golf.
Home to two courses, Dullatur is a Scottish venue that ticks a lot of boxes, offering stunning views of the neighbouring Kilsyth hills and Campsie fells. The Carrickstone and Antonine courses both offer green fees under £50 and, at that price, these are golf opportunities that you just cannot turn down.
47. Macdonald Cardrona
With a round available during the summer for just £50, this championship course is a steal. Things gets underway here with a great risk reward par-5, that can be reached in two if you avoid the bunkers off the tee. As it winds through the Borders countryside, you’ll be able to enjoy this Dave Thomas masterpiece, while knowing that you’ve done so on a budget.
Located on the northernmost point of Shetland, you’ll do well to find a more tranquil setting for a game of golf. The 18 hole course here is something pretty special, with exceptional views no matter what hole you’re on. For just £30 a round, it’s a quality day out in a pretty special part of the world. Worth every penny and well worth its inclusion.
45. Mains of Taymouth
You can play this nine hole course twice for just £28 on the weekend, and if you’re in the Perthshire area looking for top value, that’s a must. The layout here is on the banks of the River Tay, and the course, formerly known as Kenmore, makes use of the natural contours to create a stunning setting. The rest of the estate is quality, too.
44. Holme Hall
A championship heathland course that offers green fees for under £50 on the weekend, Holme Hall was a no-brainer for our list. When this place gets firm, it can play like a links, with fairways and greens that can have the ball taking a pretty big first bounce. If you’re here in the winter, Holme Hall is an excellent option, as the firm ground means it’s usually open if others are shut.
43. Monifieth (Ashludie)
A great ‘wee’ brother to the Medal Course at Monifieth, the Ashludie features lots of short but tough holes. The tightly cut fairways along with the steep slopes mean this is the perfect course to let your imagination run wild and take on some shots you might not dare on the big course. For just £40 in April, it absolutely makes our top 50.
Home to the longest hole in the UK – yes, really – Westray is a pretty remote venue in Orkney but a whole lot of fun. The 738 yard, par-6 is the third hole of the nine-hole course, which falls well under our £50 threshold. Away from the par-6, however, the rest of the course offers superb fun and views. It’s a pretty relaxed vibe on a superb day. Trust us, it’s well worth the journey.
With stunning views over the Clyde Estuary, Gleddoch is one of Scotland’s most spectacular yet affordable courses. An undulating track, you’re rewarded for your exertions with beautiful views over Scotland’s west coast. This is a region with some big-name courses but Gleddoch more than holds its own, particularly with its brilliant twilight rate.
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