Place Category: Visitor Attraction
Following receipt of documents from the National Library of Scotland, it has been firmly established that the Fraserburgh Golf Club founded in 1777 is the 5th oldest club in Scotland and the 7th oldest in the World
The course was redesigned in 1922 by the five times open champion James Braid and much of the design remains to this day. This design has left us with the legacy of being the most natural traditional Scottish links layout to compare favourably with neighbouring Cruden Bay, Murcar Links, Royal Aberdeen and the recent Trump international.
The 18 hole Corbiehill course which has a standard scratch of 71 off the medal tees and 69 of the yellow box tees is well protected by the dunes and sand hills that fringe the length of Fraserburgh Bay and provides the visiting golfer with fine panoramic views particularly from the 3rd tee (situated on top of Corbie Hill), with a spectacular vista of sand, sea and the Buchan landscape.
A later addition to the club, is the parkland type 9 hole Rosehill course which has a par of 33, this testing course provides the visiting golfer with an alternative to the tougher Corbie Hill Layout.