Fraserburgh Golf Club
Fraserburgh is one of, if not Scotlands greatest hidden gem golf course. Located in the far northeast of the country in Aberdeenshire you will find a James Braid classic links full of charm, charisma, and character.
The Club was founded in 1777 however golf had long been played on this rugged coastline prior to that. Records go back as far as 1613.
the first and second holes at Fraserburgh just give a first-time visitor a glimpse of what is to come over the next couple of hours, however, upon arrival to the third hole you will be transported to somewhere incredibly special and you will just begin to realize that you have perhaps found one of the most special and hidden secrets in Scotland.
The 1st Hole is pretty straight with large sand dunes covering the entire left-hand side of the fairway. A good drive is required over the path, preferably down the left-hand side as three bunkers protect the right hand rough. Do not go too far left through the fairway needs to be found as a ditch also follows the line of the sand dunes and will swallow anything coming in from right to left. A long Iron is likely needed to reach the green which again is protected short left and right by two greenside bunkers. The 2nd Hole (Braids Bellow) is a tough Par 4 at just under 400 yards dependant on the tees and requires a drive straight up the hill on a fairway with many undulations and a second shot blind to a green where small dunes protect the front of the green.
Once you reach the 3rd Tee you will see from this viewpoint perfectly undulating, unspoiled linksland. The land stretches for miles and looks neverending. Huge dunes lining and routing the next number of holes facing you, Small sandhills everywhere you can see creating fairways with tons of character and which will require a huge array of golf shots to navigate through. You will also get an idea of what the forthcoming greens have in store for you, Big tiers, and holes that are hidden in punchbowls. At this point, you realize you are playing very special links.
The next 15 holes will surprise you, fill you full of enjoyment, and will ensure that you get to play every shot in your Arsenal. There are just the two par 5′ but both excellent holes played in opposite directions. 4 amazing Par 3’s. Our personal favourite is the 7th. A short Par 3 playing 165 but to a green full of hazard. A long narrow green awaits below you with bunkers cut into both sides of the green as well short, humungous drops offs will punish anything long and thick goose and sand dunes to the right. If the pin position is cut front left, Good Luck!
There is simply just not a bad hole at Fraserburgh Golf Club. Each will give you a smile on your face and are just so fun to play.
Then make sure that you play Fraserburgh Golf Club, not only is it the most incredible value but a golf course in which you will remember with a fond heart.
Our favorite hole would be the 15th (The Bents) A Great Par 5 at a little over 500 yards. A good drive over the dunes into a valley that is boarded by more sand dunes and a well-placed bunker on the left of the fairway. Now the perfect line in is pretty much from that bunker to a green that is tucked away down the right-hand side. So a drive as close to that line is ideal. A Shot finishing just short of the bunker will make this Par 5 reachable. This is a great par 5 of simplicity but still requires a golfer to play the right shots required. A truly great classic Par 5.