7 reviews of Fraserburgh Golf Club
My mate Billy and I decided this year, as change from playing our annual 4 rounds of golf ( 2 links & 2 parkland ) in either the east coast or west coast of Scotland, to opt for 2 different courses in both the north and south of the country. What a wise choice. Although it's a fair drive from the central belt, we were to find one of the friendliest clubs there is, and the golf is really enjoyable too. Arriving at 10am on a wet and windy saturday in July, we were able to delay tee-off for over an hour until the unseasonal monsoon had abaitted. The members and bar staff could not have been more helpful. On the course, what has been said about the blandness of the 1st hole may be true, but use it to shake off the travel stiffness. The serious true links begins at the 2nd and doesn't stop until you've come off the testing par three 17th. In between are some short but true links gems to satisfy anyone willing to experience one of Scotlands most customer friendly clubs.
This was the sixth stop on a golf tour in July 2007 by four Swedish golfers.
We got a tee time at noon by telephoning the same morning (we had originally intended to play at Newburgh, which was closer to where we were staying, but they had a competition going on). Getting a tee time was no problem and we received a warm welcome.
The course is set in dune landscape, for the most part a fairly long distance from the beach. Several holes run in valleys between dune ridges which gives them a secluded character. Hole 1 and hole 18 are rather bland, as they are located on absolutely flat ground just across the road from the clubhouse. The rest, however, is interesting and varied, and there are several great golf holes. My personal favourites would be hole 4 ('The Plateau'), a short but tricky par 4 with a very difficult green; and hole 13 ('The Hillocks'), another short par 4 with lots of little bumps and hillocks and a couple of well-located fairway bunkers - this hole is exactly how I've always imagined links golf. All the par 3's are very good as well.
The course was in very good condition throughout.
The clubhouse has a bit of a 'Fort Knox' feel; it is not very welcoming from the outside. I guess this may have something to do with the risk of break-ins and vandalism. Inside, however, it's very nice.
a truly great links course if it was transported to the usa it would be recieving great reviews and would be im sure very popular as it is a very good test with a good mix of holes and of course the wind is also a factor very seldom you play without some sort of wind change to keep you on your toes play it enjoy it
wonderful links course and a bargain. Small club and feels like it (meant as a compliment). After playing a series of courses in the this part of Scotland after a few holes at Fraserburgh i thought this was one of the easier courses and that i would have a great score that day. Then after about four holes the winds that i had thought were strong already, kicked into high gear. The rest of the day was survival through the back nine links and the dunes. What an incredibly wonderful day. Finally survived the last holes in the windy rain with the last ball left in my bag. Course in great shape and was a battle worth joining against the elements.
Don't expect this to be your favorite course, but is a great bargain and a memorable day. I will play there again.
After a ten-hour drive the day before (and the requisite photo stop at my eponymous village near Aberdeen, promptly followed by a rather less planned visit by one of our cars into a roadside ditch!), we hit Fraserburgh and got pretty much what we expected: a solid, almost pure, links course which isnt going to host any major championships but which is still very interesting to play.
I think Im right in saying that golf has been played at Fraserburgh since 1777 and you can certainly imagine generations past battling the elements on this remote corner of the Scottish coast.
Luckily, in the morning at least, we were blessed with light cloud and even lighter winds. As for the course, if you take the first and last holes out of the equation then youre left with an attractive, not overly-challenging but picturesque links framed between Corbie Hill and the surrounding dunelands.
Pick of the holes are the demanding uphill Par 4 second, which is immediately followed by a very tempting downhill Par 4 over a valley. The seventh, The Well, is a great little Par 3 which I will remember for a long time.
After that, for my money, the best holes come after the turn with good, interesting Par 4s at 10, 12 and 13 that meander through the dunes, followed by a long, tough Par 3 at 14. Theres another good Par 4 at 16 (watch out for the fairway bunkers) before possibly the best Par 3 of the lot, Peninsula at 17.
All in all, its a bit of a trek to get to even if youre in Scotland but the welcome is warm and the golf good. Its also well worth having a look at their new website, www.fraserburghgolfclub.net but, as ever, its no substitute for actually going there!
A first-rate links course, challenging without being overbearing, and very enjoyable. The course, on the northeast shoulder of Scotland, is usually subject to strong winds, making the tract play tough at times. It's not overly long, and the fairways are mostly generous. But smallish greens and exacting approach shots provide a good test to your game. No. 4 is a terrific short par 4, with an approach shot as testing as you'll find. The four par 3s are all good tests. Overall, an outstanding course, and well worth the trip to Fraserburgh. The clubhouse is welcoming and features a wonderful trophy display case. Look for a picture of the Ryder Cup, which recently made the rounds to the clubhouse.
Great test of seaside links golf.One of my favourite tracks in the area of aberdeenshire.Highly recomended by local pros of the area.Very freindly atmosphere of a family golf club.If you have the chance you should go try it!
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