Fraserburgh Golf Club - The Corbie Hill Course

4.5882352941 4.6 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6308 yards
  • Layout

  • Fraserburgh Golf Club, Philorth Links, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB43 8TL
  • +44 (0) 1346 516616
  • +44 (0) 1346 510611
  • fraserburghgolfclub.org

Year built: 1777
Architect(s): James Braid (1922)
Style: Links

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes - £3
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: The dress code excludes:- Industrial clothing and footwear, Headwear within the clubhouse, Shorts (unless tailored), Football shirts, Golf shoes in the clubhouse lounge areas.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 6308 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 70 5835 yards N/A N/A
Red 74 5323 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

4 out of 4 reviews


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Reviews


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"Links golf"


claire1875's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A true test of links golf. Great course be prepared for windy conditions. Excellent value for money as good as some of the well known expensive courses


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Over the Hill, but not far Away"


JeffArenson's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Denver Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

Fraserburgh has been getting some good word of mouth recently and it is well deserved. If you are coming to the Aberdeen area, this is probably not on your list, but somebody probably has told you to play it. If you are around for multiple days, then definitely add it to your trip. Nothing that caters to Ameican or other visitors here, but a solid club. Friendly members, a good restaurant and a good location-not far from Cruden Bay,

As for the golf: The first hole is flat and just gets you away from the clubhouse. The second hole takes you up the hill and at the end of it you are rewarded with views. The rest of the holes are solid golf. I think that Fraserburgh has a great set of par 3s. Most notably, the 5th hole, which is the first par 3. Like Donoch #6, this is built into the side of the hill. Miss it short or left and good luck. My favorite hole is the 13th, with a large back stop slope. Depending on the hole location, this could be used to feed the ball. The rest of the holes, other than 18 are very good. The stretch from 15-17 is about as good of a stretch as you will encounter of a par 5, par 4 and par 3. Many of the holes take advantage of elevation changes and this place also has some very good short par 4s-my favorite was the 10th with a large sunken green. The course is a real links and plays firm and fast and some might think a bit quirky. I found it to be a lot of fun.

For value, like most Scottish courses, get a day ticket. It is only about another 15 pounds or $20 more. Once again, if in the Aberdeen area for multiple days, this should be used to fill out your itinerary.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"You'll love the old-school Fraserburgh"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

The seventh oldest golf course in the world dating to 1777 is not on any American's itinerary when visiting Scotland's great links, and that's a darn shame. Sure, the club's facilities are modest, but its golf course refashioned by James Braid in 1923 stands tall among the best courses of the Scottish Highlands. The first and 18th holes along the road are the only weak points. Once golfers climb to the second green and crest Corbie Hill to find the third tee and great views of Fraserburgh Bay, they are treated to a fair and fun round of golf. The dunes aren't dramatic the rest of the way until the 15th and 16th holes, although they're well placed to frame fairways and hide greens like the 13th. Strong par 3s serve as the highlights. I dare any American links lover to find Fraserburgh and see if they come away disappointed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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