Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you may use either Aberdeen or Inverness commercial airports. We use Signature as our preferred ground-handling partner.

Please note that Aircraft owner’s are requested to make a reservation before arrival, and aircraft handling is mandatory per the airfield T&Cs.


Yes, the aircraft type will be dependent on your party numbers.

On landing at Mar Lodge, you are already at the destination! 

If you are staying at the Craigendarroch, transport will be waiting to take your party to your hotel.

The Fife Arms and Douneside Hotels both have helipads.

Distances and travel time from Mar Lodge to the Five Courses:
Braemar 3 mins,
Ballater 27 mins,
Balmoral 14 mins,
Aboyne 41 mins,
Banchory 57 mins.

Travel time from the Craigendarroch Hotel & Spa – Hilton to the Five Courses:
Braemar 27 mins,
Balmoral 11 mins,
Ballater 5 mins,
Aboyne 21 mins,
Banchory 36 mins.

Mar Lodge Estate to the five courses:
Braemar 12 mins,
Ballater 38 mins,
Balmoral 25 mins,
Aboyne 51 mins,
Banchory 1hr 12 mins.

Fife Arms to the five courses:
Braemar 3 mins,
Ballater 26 mins,
Balmoral 14 mins,
Aboyne 40 mins,
Banchory 55 mins.

Douneside to the five courses:
Braemar 47 mins,
Ballater 23 mins,
Balmoral 31 mins,
Aboyne 15 mins,
Banchory 31 mins.

All these times are approx and may vary.

We recommend three 5-star hotels, The Fife Arms, The Hilton Grand Club, and Douneside Hotels.

Mar Lodge for self-catering which has apartments within the lodge itself or lodges on the estate.

Choose from a range of fine dining options including the Fish Shop restaurant, the Cluny restaurant at the Fife Arms, the elegant Hilton’s Keiller Brasserie, or the Conservatory restaurant at Douneside.

Fancy some Scottish dining at the Clachan Grill? Or go more casual with wholesome home cooked food at the Balmoral Bar, or there are steaks and 100% Scottish beef burgers at the Angus & Ale.

Finally, why not try our fabulous Indian Restaurant, The Lochnagar? 

Please specify if you have any allergies and require specific dietary requirements by emailing at least 30 days before your arrival date.

Our season runs from April to the end of September.

Weather dependant, the season can go on until the 31st of October.

Yes, Banchory, Aboyne, Ballater, and Braemar Clubs all offer this service and are charged locally.

Balmoral doesn’t rent any equipment, they do however allow golf trolleys on the course.

Please send your requirements to at least 30 days before your arrival date.

Included in your package is:

  • Return travel from your chosen arrival port/airport to your chosen accommodation
  • Return travel to and from each golfing day
  • Transportation to your dining options with return travel to your chosen accommodation.

Yes, this would need to be agreed by the golf club or your choice in advance. Please email with your request.

You are coming to Scotland where you may find, even in August, four seasons in one day. Pack for all weathers!

There isn’t a maximum number.

Absolutely, a full comprehensive cover is essential.

Yes, of course! We can build a dream itinerary depending on personal preferences and availability. See excursions but not limited to. Please send your request(s) to

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