Fraserburgh Golf Club – Corbie Hill Course

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At A Glance

The 13th green is the inspiration for the 9th green at Rio's Olympic course.

Tom Doak reckons the four par 3's are as good as any other set in Scotland!?

Mr Doak also says it is every bit as charming and quirky as its neighbour to the south, Cruden Bay.

Further Viewing

Ru MacDonald's video of the links can be seen here


Full Course Review

The Fraserburgh Golf Club is the 7th oldest golf club in the world, 5th oldest in Scotland and the oldest club with the same name! Although the club itself was founded in 1777, records indicate golf was played on the links as early as 1613!

9 Hole History

The original 9 hole course was played half a mile north of its present location. Moved to Philorth Links in 1891, it would take until 1922 for James Braid to lay out what would become the foundation of today's Corbie Hill Course. In the 1950's, holes 15, 16 and 17 were added. Next, Alex Swan and Sir Henry Cotton added the 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th in 1976.

The nine-hole course at Fraserburgh Golf Club, the Rosehill, is made up of 4 of the original James Braid holes and 5 from Jack Pressley in 1996.

Practice

A rarity for many golf clubs in Scotland are proper practice facilities. A grass tee'd, floodlit driving range with a short game zone is conveniently located adjacent to the club, appropriately named the Dunes Golf Centre.

Holes by Architect

1-7, 10, 13, 14 - James Braid
15-17 - Alex Swan?
8, 9, 11, 12 - Alex Swan & Sir Henry Cotton


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The Essentials

Everything you need to know before you go!