Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 8DT
18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
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.
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.
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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Worth booking in advance.
Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
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 fifth oldest club in Scotland and the seventh 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.
2019 Golf World rating: 33rd best course in Scotland.
Seaforth Street, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 9BB
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Located in the centre of Fraserburgh, this 19-room hotel is conveniently located for Fraserburgh Golf Club.
Corsekelly Place, St. Combs, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 8ZS
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The small village of St Combs is located on the coast about 4 miles outside Fraserburgh.
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