The Corbie Hill Course, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire
Traditional Scottish Links Course in the North East of Scotland
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The Corbie Hill Course is a natural 18 hole Scottish Links built round Corbie Hill. It has a standard scratch of 71(USGA slope rating 129) off the medal tees and 69 (USGA slope rating 124) off the yellow boxes. Pro strokesaver available from Bar & Office.
Founded in 1777 and later redesigned by the five times open champion James Braid in 1922 the course is a good yet fair test of golf. This redesign has left us with the legacy of being one of the most natural traditional scottish links layouts to compare favourably with neighbouring Cruden Bay Golf Club, Murcar Links Golf Club,Royal Aberdeen Golf Club and Trump International Links Golf Scotland.
The geographic location of Fraserburgh also conveniently places us with access to many fine courses on the Moray Firth such as Duff House Royal,Strathlene, Buckpool,Elgin, Moray Old and New,Forres,Nairn West,Nairn Dunbar and Castle Stuart.
The 18 hole Corbiehill course is well protected by the dunes and sand hills that fringe the length of Fraserburgh Bay and offers fine panoramic views particularly from the 3rd Tee with a spectacular vista of sand sea, links and the Buchan landscape. The course is renowned for its undulating fairways and variety of different types of hole, especially the four par threes. In addition Fraserburgh has an interesting 9 hole Rosehill course with a Par 33
Harry Bannerman is a well known local professional golfer with an impressive record having played in the Ryder cup in 1971 at St Louis against Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. He played in the US Masters at Augusta in 1972 and is also a 5 time winner of the Buchan Firkin at Fraserburgh between 1965 and 1983.He rates Fraserburgh one of the finest link courses in Aberdeenshire His favorite holes are the 3rd 4th and 7th which he says are "short and subtle".
The course record of 61 is presently jointly held by home players,Gordon Munro and Jordan Findlay (former British boys champion and winner of 2010 Scottish Alliance Championship.)
The Ladies course record of 70 is presently held by home player Suzanne Robertson. The previous record of 71 was held by Margaret Attfield for 8 years from 2005.