Fraserburgh Golf Club

3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Fraserburgh Golf Club Est. 1777

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Fraserburgh Golf Club: Located on the most north-easterly tip of Aberdeenshire, Fraserburgh is one of Scotland's (and therefore the world's) oldest golf courses. Given its antiquity, it is not surprising to discover that this is a full-blooded, seaside golf links in the true Scottish tradition. Rolling sand dunes, deep grassy rough, revetted bunkers and not a tree in sight, characterise this classic links layout. The design skills of the much revered James Braid shaped much of the current layout, which keeps you sheltered (relatively speaking) behind a solid line of sand dunes that separate the course from the sea. When the North Sea winds and waves really bear their teeth, you'll be more than thankful for the modicum of protection afforded by these dunes that line Fraserburgh Bay. The 18-hole championship Corbie layout, which is built around Corbie Hill, is complemented by a shorter and more parkland course, the 9-hole Rosehill course.

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Making Contact

Fraserburgh Golf Club
Philorth Links,
Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 8DT
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Office   +44 (0)1346 516 616
Pro Shop  

  +44 (0)1346 510 611

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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
Designer: James Braid
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6308 5835 5323
Par 70 70 74
SSS or Slope 71 69 71
At the Same Location:
9-hole par-33 Rosehill course (2416 yds from mens tees). Ideal for beginners and the older golfer, this 9-hole course is more parkland in nature than Fraserburgh's 18-hole Corbiehill course.
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How2Get There?

40 miles N of Aberdeen
Heading north into Fraserburgh on the A90 from Aberdeen and Peterhead : turn right at roundabout on the edge of town into South Harbour Road. After o.2 miles turn right into Cemetry Road (B9033). Follow road to golf entrance.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes on the Corbiehill course in summer season: weekdays £45; weekends £55. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Worth booking in advance.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

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Did you know?

Two things are known with certainty about Fraserburgh golf links. First, and noted in the parish records, golf was definitely being played here as far back as the year 1613. Secondly, that Fraserburgh Golf Club was founded on 14th April 1777 and that the membership consisted of nineteen of the most prominent "landed gentry" in the north-east of Scotland. According to the British Golf Museum in St Andrews, Fraserburgh is the 5th oldest club in Scotland and the 7th oldest in the world. Fraserburgh would also appear to be the oldest golf club in the world still operating under its original name. The earliest members played on a 9-hole course on the "public commonty" (Fraserburgh Links) but due to congestion, danger to the public and constant interruption the Club, thanks to the generosity of the then Lord Saltoun, moved approximately half a mile south to its present location at Philorth Links in 1891. The course was redesigned in 1922 by the five times Open Champion James Braid and much of his design remains to this day.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Latitude: (57.677304)
Longitude: (-1.995006)
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The Station Hotel 
Seaforth Street, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 9BB
+44 (0)1346 513 343

Located in the centre of Fraserburgh, this 19-room hotel is conveniently located for Fraserburgh Golf Club.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Fraserburgh
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Golf within 20 miles No
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Tufted Duck Hotel 
Corsekelly Place, St. Combs, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 8ZS
+44 (0)1771 653 208

The small village of St Combs is located on the coast about 4 miles outside Fraserburgh.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Fraserburgh
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Golf within 20 miles No
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