What we say
A lovely, venerable links course, Fraserburgh is yet another cracking seaside venue where subtlety always trumps aggression, and hundreds of years of history can be felt in every footstep on the springy links turf. Plenty of the par 4s are well under 360 yards, but as with all James Braid layouts, myriad dangers await the golfer who unthinkingly reaches for the wood, not least on the back nine where the rumpled fairways divert careless balls into the hungry jaws of the many bunkers. A true gem in every sense of the word.
Fraserburgh Golf Club is surrounded by dunes and sand hills that line Fraserburgh Bay and well protects the course. There are stunning views of the links and the ocean, particularly from the par-4 3rd tee. The course is known for it's undulating fairways and was designed by five-time Open champion James Braid in 1922.
The four par-threes offer a variety of different holes and are not a monstrous length. Fraserburgh also offers a nine-hole course that is ideal for the beginner golfer.
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- Address Philorth Links, , FRASERBURGH
- Tel 01346 516616
- Website www.fraserburghgolfclub.org
|Green Fees||Mon-Fri £45; Sat-Sun £55 before 2pm, £45 after 2pm|
|Course Length||6,308 yards (5,768 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course has: Buggy Hire
- Course does not have: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course has: Dress Code
- Course has: Club Hire
- Course does not have: Handicap
Apart from hole 1 & 18, every hole is pure links. We played it in benign conditions and it was still tough, with a wind !! The fairways are reasonably wide and with a lot of undulations, but the rough is penal, but if you're lucky you can find your ball. The course criss crosses in and out, so you never play more than two consecutive holes in the same direction. The greens are tricky and are medium fast, with many a break. My favourite hole is No 10 called "Solitude" not the longest par 4, but a tricky drive and a small well bunkered green, not the high stroke index it has. The only disappointment was that after afterwards there was no food available, and it was only mid afternoon. It was our second visit in two years, and we would definitely play it again if in the area.
The course was in very good condition, and the weather was favourable on the day we played,, very enjoyable,, The members and staff in clubhouse were friendly and welcoming. Recommend.
Tucked up there in Aberdeenshire, is Fraserburgh. This is a delightful, old style links, weaving in and around dunes, perfectly designed by nature as golf was meant to be. It is a wonderful test of golf and you will find a warm greeting at the clubhouse. For those who just want a quick hit, there is also a nice little 9 holer just across the road, behind the clubhouse. Don't miss a chance to play Fraserburgh - as nice a links as you will find and a bargain as well.