Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club
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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Food & BeverageSnacks, Restaurant
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.
Fortrose, don’t miss it!!
Really worth the visit. Great links course with the sea on both sides. You will not be disappointed.
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.
What a place! What a view! A really gem links course by the ocean. Strongly recommend
March Golf. Superb
Great round. Course in great condition for March. Greens superb. Clubhouse and shop very good.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.