Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club in Fortrose, Ross-shire, Scotland | GolfPass
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4.8
34 Reviews (34)
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
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34 out of 34 reviews
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5.0
9 Reviews (9)
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4.9
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.9
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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4.9
14 Reviews (14)
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4.8
Value
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Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.9
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6085 yards
Slope 121
Rating 69.9

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 - £30
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, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.8
34 Reviews (34)
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Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Highly Recommend!

I've been told on numerous occasions by friends that if I got the chance to play Fortrose & Rosemarkie then I should take it. I got that chance today.

From the professional to the members I met and spoke to, either on the course or around the clubhouse, everyone was very warm, friendly and happy to chat. The course itself was a great test as the wind was blowing quite steadily and the fairways are extremely fiery due to the dry weather we've had of late. The greens were firm but rolled very true so I could have no complaints. Overall the condition of the course was excellent.

Really enjoyable round of golf. Would definitely recommend anyone to play Fortrose & Rosemarkie if you're in the area. Will definitely come back for another visit in the future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Fortrose, don’t miss it!!

Really worth the visit. Great links course with the sea on both sides. You will not be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Has its dangers

We played this course today and it is a typical Scottish links course - narrow undulating fairways, gorse, beach, wind, and greens that don’t like receiving the ball from a height. However there are areas of the course which are hazardous owing to the proximity of tee boxes and greens. This is highlighted at the 14 green, 15 tee and 16 green. Wayward approach shots to these two greens are a serious hazard. Driving from the 17 tee represents a hazard for those on the 16 fairway. There are safety notices advising waiting until the 16th is clear but that requires compliance and on a busy day that could be challenging to avoid a bottleneck. I can understand wanting to keep the historical layout but safety netting and a slight alteration in layout would reduce risk. Fortunately today it was not overly busy and most golfers could control the ball. Course could not be faulted, food great, service great and facilities excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Superb!

What a place! What a view! A really gem links course by the ocean. Strongly recommend

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
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

March Golf. Superb

Great round. Course in great condition for March. Greens superb. Clubhouse and shop very good.

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

An interesting game

Really enjoyed this course. Wonderful views; pity about the Gale force wind and the eventual rain which curtailed our game at the 15th. But excellent value and friendly staff. Thank you

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

A must play course

Can't fault it good layout perfect greens pleasant pro and staff all makes it a pleasant experience.
We will be back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A must play course

Very enjoyable day excellent greens .we played on a day with no wind this time and the views were breathtaking.we will play again later in the week and have a meal in the friendly clubhouse
Always a pleasure to play here
Dave

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Fast Greens

A bit short for my son who hits the ball a long way.Greens are superb,uniform and the fastest I've played on all season.Beautiful setting looking on to the sea and beach

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent day out on a classic links course

We really enjoyed playing this course. The weather was kind and views were spectacular. We made this trip to experience a classic links course and we got what we expected. Greens were in perfect condition. The course is not for the faint hearted with some demanding tee shots and a cool head is required to deal with multiple hazards including walkers and cars on a road that runs through the course. The staff were extremely friendly and clearly proud of their club.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Fantastic views and a great course

We were lucky to catch a rare great day during December to play the course. As a beginner I found the fairways really narrow. The par 4's are really quite short though, so with decent direction on your drives you can hit a lot of the greens from the tee off.

My major issue with the course was the cars driving though. Played havoc with my nerves as I was pulling my drives this day and I almost took out two different cars as they were going by. Every shot after that was with the cars in mind which I found really off putting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Blown Away!

Played on a dry sunny day in November, forecast was for a "moderate breeze" but it was definitely stronger than that on the spit that makes up the layout. This made the course very challenging despite most of the fairways being generous in width. Balls were even blown off the green! Course was in good condition for November, An interesting links course with cars, cyclists and walkers additional hazards as they go to view the stunning Moray Firth, the lighthouse and the famous dolphins. Afterwards we enjoyed the good food on offer in the clubhouse, even in these Covid times.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
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
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