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4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
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4.7
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4.8
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4.5
Layout
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4.3
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4.8
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6085 yards
Slope 122
Rating N/A

Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club is a James Braid design that measures nearly 6,000 yards from the tips. It's not long, but the golf course's small, deceptive greens and strategically placed bunkers will keep things interesting.

Players will also have to reckon with the public road dissecting the course, the proximity of the sea to eight of the holes and the thick swaths of gorse that punish wayward shots. The par-5 fourth hole is one to watch out for, arguably the toughest challenge on the course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1888
Golf Season Year round
Architect James Braid (1935)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £25
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Putting Green Yes - 2 putting greens

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.8
16 Reviews (16)
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf with great views

Course, especially greens in great condition given time of year. An easy flat walk with a lot of short par 4's & sauntered round in <3hours despite taking plenty of time to take in the fantastic sea views. Great fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Absolute Gem

Possibly my favourite course ever - beautifully laid out, immaculate condition, challenging but manageable for a high handicapper. Setting is absolutely spectacular. Value for money 5/5.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Huge history

Friendly reception. Super course, we were lucky with weather which helped. Really enjoyed the round a fair test of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging course in windy conditions

My son and I played the course when the prevailing South West wind was consistently in excess of 10m/s and gusting higher. What made it especially tough is the course layout, bar a couple of holes, is mostly 90 degrees to this wind direction. The wind strength on the exposed but otherwise excellent greens made the ball vibrate and apt to blow off the green. Under lesser conditions the course must be a real pleasure to play.
The reason why I scored the course layout low was because of a public footpath which runs along the Western fairways inside the Red markers. There is no clear indication of who has right of way and we were forced to wait while walkers passed the tee without even hesitating to stop and wait! This was also the case with motor vehicles as day trippers drove to and from the lighthouse at the end of the course. It led to delays in teeing off at the affected holes. Luckily the course wasn’t too busy.
I would certainly play the course again in calmer conditions so that it would be a fairer challenge for a medium (12) handicapper with a ‘fade’ bias in his swing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Just all round amazing

From the minute we arrived we could tell we were going to have a good day, staff could have been any more friendly, help us with everything, course layout will fantastic, condition was good, views amazing couldn’t have asked for anything else, highly recommend if your in the area go play this little jem of a course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent Day at Fortrose Golf Club

Very enjoyable experience all round at fortrose golf club. Course was in great condition and was a joy to play. Staff were brilliant and couldn’t be more helpful!! Will 100% return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

If you are in the area it’s definitely a course to play. It’s a challenge but it’s well worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Simply Superb

Played for the first time today and from start to finish loved the golf club. The course is excellent, not too long but with many tight fairways that need placement more than length, greens in excellent condition and the scenery is simply stunning, we were lucky enough to see dolphins walking onto the 5th green! Clubshop is super stocked given it's size and the pro shop staff and clubhouse staff were so friendly and helpful. Would love to play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stunning

Brilliant course in excellent condition. Stunning location with some tight holes which means you need to be accurate off the tee. A true links course which is well worth a visit for anyone local or visiting the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wonderful old links

Researching the oldest courses in Scotland I found this one, which only claims the age of its current layout from the 1880s, but has evidence of play as far back as 1702, making it one of the very earliest golfing grounds. The spit of land is a textbook links site.
Got a great deal through GolfNow (£18 for early afternoon in June!) which made the friendly and helpful pro shake his head ruefully. Practice ground across the road, basic but serviceable.
The course is tight with lots of gorse. A couple of blind shots, but otherwise it's pretty clear where you should hit it, though my own success at that was, shall we say, intermittent.
Beautiful spot on charming & scenic Black Isle,. The course was in good shape and fun, an interesting layout with a real sense of history. Didn't see any Moray Firth dolphins, but otherwise had a splendid time.
Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Parcours exigeant et agréable

Un vrai link écossais que je recommanderai volontiers.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

Well worth a visit

A real hidden gem with breathtaking views and some lovely holes.
Able to be enjoyed by everyone but still throw up some challenges.
Don't pass it by - you won't regret it!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Where else would you rather be ?

Sunshine, warmth, light winds - where else would you rather be ? Scotland like this is the best place in the world ! We have played here before and have always enjoyed the course, club and people. Previously the greens were very fast and firm but at the moment they're much more playable which resulted in my excellant score. If you're up here or are palnning a trip - do yourself a favour and come and play this absolute gem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great James Braid Course

Good and well looked after course. Bit "up and down" in places but some really interesting holes. On a sunny day the view would be stunning.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Beautiful course,beautiful views

Straight hitting off the tee essential as gorse abundant and conditions often windy.Short course,easily walked although buggies available for hire.Typical Scottish links,bunkers,gorse & wind the main hazards.Views over the Firth to Fort George & snow capped mountains are beautiful.
Nice welcoming clubhouse,local members very friendly .Definitely a five star experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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