Whoa, Lumphanan Golf Club near Banchory in Aberdeenshire is a tricky course. Do not be fooled by the distances on the scorecard. In total the mix of nine par 3 & 4 holes measure 1,859 yards but the demand accuracy and good positioning.
The course follows a route around a hill and doubles back on itself. Plenty of unforgiving rough if you don’t hit the shots well. It’s worth doing the course for the experience of the 9th hole which is a tight par 3 that drops way down from an elevated tee.
We played here on the same day we played 18 holes at nearby Torphins Golf Club and that felt a good balance.
If you’re thinking of staying somewhere local then we recommend The Macbeth Arms.