I want to express my gratitude to you and the club once more for the wonderful gesture. We received a more than warm welcome in the clubhouse, including meeting your club captain Gerry.
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed playing your beatiful course and I will recommend it to any golfer who hasn't played it yet!
Many thanks for all the warm hospitality you & your staff gave us on Saturday.
My son Jeff was certainly right in that you have a very enjoyable & fine links course. Loved those wonderful dunes!
I hope I will have the opportunity to return your thoughtful kindness someday.
Comments on a visit to Scotland (Including Fraserburgh Golf Club)
By Robert W. McKay - “The Odyssey” “thegolfodyssey.com
Monday was our last full day for golf. We left Dornoch and went south and then east for 140 miles to the town of Fraserburgh (population 12,600), which is 42 miles north of Aberdeen and the biggest shellfish port in Europe. It is also a major white fish port with a busy commercial harbor.
Our threesome is off at 12:30pm at Fraserburgh Golf Club (Corbie Hill course) with clouds overhead, 55-60 degrees, and a strong 20-25 mph wind with gusts up to 40 mph. Redesigned by James Braid in 1922, the present course sits next to Fraserburgh Bay, which flows into Moray Firth and the North Sea. Beautiful high coastline dunes covered by tall and attractive marran grass hide the possibility of water views except from the highest points on the course, the 2nd green and 3rd tee. These are the same raw dunes Donald Trump first saw at Balmedie 31 miles south and which became part of the successful Trump International Golf Links.
The first and 18th holes are side-by-side on dead flat terrain so the first thought is why are we here? Looking past the first green is Corbie Hill. From a distance it looks like a mini-mountain. At the finish of pulling a trolley up the ski slope fairway to the very perched green, and then a steep uphill trudge to the 3rd tee, you are definitely out-of-breath and think you have climbed Mount Everest! On a calm day the walk would be formidable, but today’s very strong 30 mph headwind puts the old legs to a real test.
But the effort is rewarded, as you now see most of the holes spread out on rolling land with the magnificent dunes to the left. The best part of the course comes toward the end of the round on holes 13 through 17. Thirteen has the tall dunes as a dramatic backdrop and then fourteen through seventeen run close to and through the dunes.
I was intrigued by the actual height of Corbie “Hill” because I thought it was the unique feature on the course. I also want to give the readers of “The O” a feeling of what it is like to actually be at a course. “Hill” means to me modest height and what is at Fraserburgh is more than modest. In researching the issue I could not find any height number anywhere. I even e-mailed the club and they do not know. My estimate is 80 to 90 feet high.
Comments on a visit to the North East of Scotland (Including Fraserburgh Golf Club)
On behalf of all of our party, I should like to thank you all for making us feel so welcome and looking after us in such a hospitable fashion. I would have no hesitation in recommending fellow golfers to play at any of your golf courses and I would thoroughly recommend you to point fellow travellers to stay with Lucy Taylor at the Kilmarnock Arms at Cruden Bay as it is probably the best hotel for food, comfort and service that our party have stayed at in the 20 years we have been going on our golf tours.
Please pass my remarks on to all your staff.
Myself and three friends visited your course on a lovely sunny September morning. Your course is simply wonderful and your welcome was fantastic. I hope to return next year to sample more truly great links golf.
Regards, Ian Bostock
Anthony Mills PGA Professional.
On Friday the 24th June Fraserburgh Golf Club had the pleasure to have a visit from Antoney Mills
PGA Professional. Mr Mills was very taken by our course and had this to say about it,
"As an annual golfing visitor to Scotland for the last number of years, this was my first visit to Fraserburgh Golf Club.
I must say I was very impressed by the course here. Its a true natural links in excellent condition, a stiff challenge of all aspects of your game.
The clubhouse experience is just as good with the friendly staff eager to help and assist.
I will be back again for sure and would strongly recommend a visit to Fraserburgh Golf Club.
A great golfing day!"
Sandhill Golf Range
We just wanted to express our thanks to all the staff at Fraserburgh for such a wonderful day. The course was superb and quite a challenge to a small 9 hole club like ourselves but very much enjoyed by all who played. The catering was really tasty and we even had second helpings. You were all so very friendly and we hope to be able to come and play the course again in the future.
Regards, Linda Cromar
This is just a short letter to express the appreciation of myself and my colleagues who had the pleasure of visiting your Course. I know I speak for my two colleagues when I say that we never experienced such a friendly Golf Club in all our travels. We had spent the whole of last week playing 8 courses on the east coast of Scotland and there is no doubt in our minds that you are top of the charts as far as friendliness and welcome is concerned.
The caterers within the Clubhouse could not do enough for us and the welcome we were given by a number of your members, whom we met in the car park, was second to none.
In addition, the Course was in first rate condition and we had a most enjoyable round of golf.
Can we please take this opportunity to wish the Club all success and prosperity in the years ahead. It is very much one of the 'hidden gems' in the country.
I felt it appropriate that the warmth of welcome should be recognised as too often such common courtesies are taken for granted.
Kind Regards, Archie Maciver
We very much enjoyed our visit to Fraserburgh Golf Club. A great course to play preceded by a warm and entertaining welcome. All quite memorable.
Kind regards, Keith & Christine Sumner
Hi Kerry, They were very pleased with their visit in Fraserburgh today - how do you do it ? They all seem to be very happy with the way you treat them in Fraserburgh - Super, thanks !
Christian, Bayview Hotel
Kerry/Ian, Thanks again for a great day on Friday.......despite the rain on the Thursday we all had a great day out...and the hospitality was excellent.....
Jonathan, CNR International UK Ltd
Kerry, Just wanted to say "Thank you" for a wonderful golfing adventure on August 17th! We had a great time and very much enjoyed meeting you and experiencing your part of the world. What a beautiful place!
Phyllis and Phil Krebs
Penny Family, Aberdeen
A warm welcome on arrival and an absolute gem of a links course. If anyone is considering a links experience and is put off by the silly prices requested by other North East coast links courses then this is a must.
Moss Golf Tours
Both Neil and I would like to extend our sincere thanks for a superb day at Fraserburgh on Saturday. We have rarely received such as warm and hospitable welcome from so many people at a golf club.
Everyone was wonderfully friendly and welcoming, and the overall experience was excellent. It seemed like so many member of the club, the committee and the staff, had put themselves out on our behalf.
We very much enjoyed the course and had a great time during our round. We appreciate we had relatively benign conditions - we shall just have to return another time to find out what the wind can do! We were both hitting relatively straight on Saturday but I am sure a bit of wind could easily change that.
Lunch was excellent and we appreciated the catering staff be kind enough to wait for us.
We would like to thank everyone who was part of the day for us - from the Vice Captain, committee and club members, to the administration, bar staff and catering - for making us feel so very welcome and leaving us with such as positive impression of Fraserburgh Golf Club. Thank you also to the club and committee for all the very kind courtesies extended to us throughout our visit.
I will not hesitate to recommend the course, and the clubbhouse team, to our clients. As a visitor experience we felt the set up was very good - course signage was extremely visible and made it relatively easy for a newcomer to have confidence finding their way around the course.
Thank you again, and we hope to be able to send some clients your way, as well as return ourselves in the not too distant future.
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