Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club

Club Details

Located on the Chanonry Peninsula in the "Black Isle" our Scottish links golf course enjoys breathtaking views over the Moray Firth, very close to the City of Inverness. Now confirmed as being the 15th Oldest Recorded Club in the World in 1793 the course was later re-designed by the five time Open Champion James Braid in 1932. This is a National Championship venue.

The Club was voted as Scotland's Best Golfing Experience at the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards held at the Turnberry Resort in 2017 and again at the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards in St. Andrews (November 2018). We have also been presented with the accolade of Golf Club of the Year for Scotland by the Luxury Travel Guide for 2018/2019.

There is documentary evidence of golf being played over 'Chanonry' which is now called Fortrose dating back to 1702. It was contained in a letter from a Mr George MacKenzie of Balconie, a cousin of the Earl of Seaforth and provost of Fortrose at that time. Writing to his Edinburgh law agent, he thanks him for sending him a club and golf balls but admits that as a farmer he should not really be playing golf at harvest time. He then excuses himself at succumbing to such sporting pleasure by adding the words "Oportet Vivre" (Life is for living) - a philosophy followed by many golfers to this day!

Playing on one of the finest links golf courses in Scotland is a must for your golfing calendar, especially as we are so close to other distinguished links in the area, such as Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart, Brora and Nairn.

The course has received accolades such as "a gem of a course by the sea", "perhaps the best jewel in the highland golfing crown" and "a unique course with special character to be found nowhere else". The course is open every day of the year and we welcome golfers from all parts of the globe to play at this fantastic links course.

The greens are not just fast but also deceptive, with tight fairways and strategically placed bunkers throughout the course - the trademark of the all-time master of bunkering, James Braid. Currently measuring 6085 yards in length this is a course which has played host to 10 national championships since 2010.

2015 - The SGU's Scottish Club Championship Final.

2016 - The Scottish Senior Ladies Amateur Championship.

2016 - The Scottish Junior Open

2018 - The Scottish Boys U-16's Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship.


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Further Info

Course Info (18 Hole Links)
PAR Yardage Course Rating™ Slope Rating®
Ladies 71 5361 - -
Gents (Yellow) 71 6085 - -
Gents (White) - - - -
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Ness Road East Fortrose Ross-Shire, Highland, Scotland, IV10 8SE


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