Forfar, Angus DD8 2RL
18 holes. Heathland & parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Open rural countryside.
Original layout by Old Tom Morris of St Andrews (1871); later alterations by James Braid (1926) ... 13 of today's holes and greens are in much the same location as in Morris's original 1871 layout.
1 mi E of Forfar / 15 mi N of Dundee.
Forfar Golf Club: benefitting from the design handiwork of two of Scotland's greatest golfing icons, Old Tom Morris and James Braid, "Cunninghill" as it is sometimes known, has often been described as a true hidden gem amongst Scotland's oldest golf courses.
With its heathland and parkland characteristics, the layout is home to distinctive "furrowed" fairways that could well have been "imported" from the many seaside links courses on the Angus coast. Towering pines line the holes, accompanied by an undergrowth of heathland gorse, whin and broom (yes ... there is a difference between these three yellow-flowering shrubs).
Forfar's heathland attributes include tight turf fairways ... as on seaside links courses, a joy to play from. As long as you don't expect even lies, you should thoroughly enjoy this inland course ... renowned for its bumpy terrain and rippling fairways, not to mention the attractive bunkering and well-prepared greens.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire if booked in advance.
Founded in 1871, Forfar Golf Club is home to the the world's seventh oldest 18-hole golf course. Founding member James Brodie invited Tom Morris Snr to Forfar where he laid out the club's golf course ... the first ever to be designed from its inception as a full 18-hole layout. Until then most courses were designed as 9-hole layouts, and were subsequently extended to 18-holes at a later date.
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