Duff House Royal Golf Club

A Simpson laid the course; A MacKenzie redesigned the greens and his brother, Charles did the work.

Duff House Royal Golf Club

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Overview

Duff House Royal Golf Club is Alister MacKenzie's most northernly work.

The only royal golf club where the royal title is used as a suffix and not a prefix.

Duff House is considered one of the grandest classical country houses built in the 18th century and designed by William Adam.

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Golf Course Review

Duff House Royal Golf Club is located in the northern town of Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The River Deveron provides a natural border to the eastern frontier of the course with river mouth, Banff Bay, Moray Firth and the North Sea nearby. The Brig o' Banff is the bridge which connects Banff to Macduff over the river.

Architectural Heritage

Duff House Royal Golf Club opened in 1910 after being laid out by Samuel Mure Fergusson and Royal Aberdeen GC professional, Archie Simpson.

It was in 1923, however, that Alister MacKenzie made the course what it is today. Interestingly, the nearby Macduff Town Council invited Dr MacKeznie to advise on their own course. His advice? Extend the course at Duff! After submitting plans and having them approved, Alister's brother - Charles MacKenzie, constructed the course.

Architectural Points of Interest

The majority of the greens are MacKenzie originals. His famous tiered designs can be seen on the 2nd, 4th, 12th and 18th. Double greens are found on 1 & 17 and 6 & 15. The river is used to border holes 7, 9, 16 and 17.

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Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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Aberdeenshire, AB45 3SX, Scotland

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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