Yule is the Master

Dunes Golf Centre played host to the first Mini-Major of the year as the Short Game Zone was transformed in to a mini Augusta National Course.

Dunes Golf Centre Short Game Zone

The nine hole layout tested golfers of all abilities in a chip n putt event spread over the same four days as the real US Masters event.

Each competitor could enter as many times as they wanted right up until the cut off time of 3pm on Sunday.

With sponsorship from Ping and Dunes Golf Centre a prize table worth over £450.00 was up for grabs. Not to mention the opportunity to be presented with our famous green (some say Teal) jacket!

Women’s event
Vic Buchan took the top spot as she shot a terrific score of 25. This was three shots clear of Jacalyn Thoirs and Kathleen Mollison, both on 28 but with Jacalyn taking second place on a countback.

Men’s Event
Final day drama decided the men’s event as long time leader Doug Hastie was pipped at the post by pretty much the last competitor on the course. Doug’s 24 was looking good for the victory until Norman Reid came in with a 23 to win by one. Taking third place was Tommy Reid having also scored 24 but losing out on a countback to Doug.

12 and Under
The performance of the week came on the first day as 9 year old Rhys Yule set the pace for everyone, including the adults, with a blistering 23!

This could not be beaten despite some great efforts from all the youngsters who took part. Callum Milne came closest with his score of 25 for second and in third with a 29 was Andrew Cardno.

In total 202 rounds of golf were played over the four days and we were delighted to see so many families out there enjoying playing together.

Our mission is to grow participation in the game and we know what a wonderful sport it is for families to play together.

The Short Game Zone is a permanent fixture at the Golf Centre and is available to play all year round, 7 days a week. It costs just £2.50 for all day play and with a whole host of different games available it will entertain you and the family for hours. Club and ball hire is free of charge too!

The Mini Majors are going to be a permanent fixture at Dunes so see we look forward to seeing you at the next one:

  • Mini US Open 14th – 17th June 2018
  • Mini Open 19th – 22nd July 2018
  • Mini US PGA 9th – 12th August 2018

Mini-Golf Masters comes to Fraserburgh

Mini-Golf Masters comes to Fraserburgh

The first major of the year is almost upon us as the Worlds’ top golfers descend upon Augusta National in Georgia for the US Masters.

However, a little closer to home we are delighted to be hosting our very own Mini-Golf Masters at Dunes Golf Centre in Fraserburgh.

This new event is open to the whole family and is suitable for all skill levels including complete beginners.

You can use your own clubs or they can be provided for you if you do not have any.

It takes place over the 9 hole chip n putt course on our fantastic Short Game Zone.

Are you a short game Master?

We have carefully planned the course to challenge the very best golfers but at the same time it’s fun for those brand new to the game.

The event takes place over the same four days as the US Masters.

You can enter as many times as you wish during opening hours between Thursday 6th April and Sunday 9th April. The final time to start a round is 3.00pm on the Sunday.

It costs £2.50 per round for adults and £1.50 per round for under 12’s.

Ping Golf are supporting the event so we have fabulous prizes for the winners in the following categories:

Men, Women and Juniors.

The overall best score submitted will be crowned Mini-Golf Masters Champion for 2017 and presented with the iconic Green Jacket at 3.30pm on the Sunday.

Will you be the one wearing the Green Jacket on Sunday evening?

You do not need to book a start time simply turn up to play whenever you wish. Our opening times are:

Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm

For more information and the rules please click here.

Café now open 7 days a week
You’ve been asking for it, so we have responded and decided to open the café serving a full menu on a Sunday between 12pm and 3.30pm. We are hoping to see families at the golf centre playing together on the Short Game Zone and the Driving Range as well enjoying a drink and some tasty food in the café.

Our outdoor play area proved a big hit when we opened it last year and is ideal for the little ones to let off some steam!

Pensioners Special set to continue

If you are over 60 years old then you are eligible to take part in our Tuesday Morning Pensioners Special. Meet at the Golf Centre at 10am every Tuesday and for just £5 you will get 50 range balls, a coffee and bacon roll plus expert PGA Golf Pro advice!