There is no mistaking that Deeside is a quality golfing destination. Driving towards the course you encounter a very impressive driving range followed further on by a pristine practice putting green which sits adjacent to a very well appointed clubhouse. It also boasts 2 courses, The Haughton, which was the course we were playing and the 9 hole Blairs course.
The opening hole of the Haughton is charming and testing par 3 this, not surprisingly, is followed by numerous quality holes. I particularly enjoyed the 9th, which requires a good drive over water and a very testing 2nd shot to a very tight green.
For me the course comes to life from the 12th onwards, the 12th being a really good par 3. The 13th and 14th are terrific holes the former, a par 5, left to right dog-leg, which narrows through an avenue of trees. The 14th is another cracking one shotter over water and guarded by strong bunkering.
The wonderful 18th brings you home to the elevated clubhouse which provides panoramic views over the course. Deesisde has every right to be very proud of the service it provides with its choice of two courses, wonderful practice facilities and quality post round food, it is not difficult to comprehend why so many golfers in the area want to make it their club of choice. MPPJ.
Date: May 31, 2015