The area around Foveran is home to a diverse range of courses. Closest to home is the 18-hole Newburgh on Ythan Golf Club, noted for the quality of its greens, and its magnificent setting. Among many others, the world renowned Trump International Golf Links and Royal Aberdeen Golf Club are also close by.
There are many amateur, social and junior clubs nearby that cater for all abilities, such as Ellon Meadows and Ellon United, as well as seven-a-side leagues held on Tuesday nights at the Meadows sports centre. If you’re more of a spectator, there are plenty of opportunities to watch the Dandy Dons at their home stadium at Pittodrie in Aberdeen, or the Formartine United Highland League team who are based at North Lodge park in Pitmedden.
Ellon Bowling Club in the town’s Union Street, and Newmachar Bowling Club in School Road offer opportunities for members to take part in men’s, women’s and mixed competitions.
You’ll find the area around Foveran offers you plenty opportunity to get in the saddle! There’s the short Newburgh Ellon Circular taking in open countryside, towns and villages, as well as the Forvie Nature Reserve and the railway line linking Peterhead, Fraserburgh and Dyce. If you’re looking for a more competitive cycle, the Ythan Cycle club is a great way to get to know the best routes in the area as well as meet new people.
The Ellon JogScotland group is great for runners of all levels. It meets at the community centre on Schoolhill Road on Wednesday evenings, and Monday afternoons too during term time. The Ellon 5k Park Run takes place every Saturday morning at the town’s community campus; to refuel afterwards, join fellow runners in the campus café.
Ellon Tennis Club plays at the town’s Gordon Park and has ladies’, men’s and mixed teams in the Aberdeenshire and Buchan leagues. And Udny Tennis Club, a friendly amateur club based in Pitmedden, has superb refurbished courts with floodlights. Both clubs offer coaching and welcome new members.
From structured swimming lessons to splashing around with the family, Ellon’s swimming pool, opened in 2015 at Cromleybank, is available to the public. It has a five lane, 25 metre pool and a separate trainer pool. Staff deliver a comprehensive programme of lessons for all ages and abilities.
For many years fishing enthusiasts have enjoyed the spectacular scenery and wildlife while angling on the River Ythan. Ythanbank Angling Club fishes a stretch of the river from Methlick to Fetterletter near Fyvie, while the Newburgh Angling Club fishes the estuary at Newburgh.