Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club, James Braid 18 hole Championship Course, Links Course
A gem of a course by the sea

Welcome to Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club

126 Years of Golf on our Scottish Links Golf Course (1888-2014).

Latest Membership Offer - August/September

Facts about our Links Course

The RBS Junior Golf Club of the Year 2013/2014 - The Scottish Golf Awards (Glasgow).

Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club

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. Established in 1888 the course was re-designed by the five time Open Champion James Braid in 1932.

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 a number national championships over the last 4 years.

2013, our 125th Anniversary on the Links saw the Golf Club play host to the following Golf Championships & notable Golf Tournaments:-

  • 21 July 2013 - The Scottish Golf Union's North District Team Championship
  • 11-12 August 2013 - The Scottish Boys & Girls U-14 Open Stroke Play Championship
  • 4 September 2013 - The Scottish Ladies Golf Association Commonwealth Spoons
  • 8-10 October 2013 - The Scottish Golfers Alliance Championship

Whilst the course is playing to its full capacity, members, their guests and any golfers visiting our links can play from ANY of our Tees. The choice is your own so you can of course play from the Yellow, White or the new Black tees which will add to the experience of playing on a true Scottish Links Golf Course. Ladies are advised to play from the RED tees. Visiting Golfers with a higher handicap are advised to play from the Yellow or White Tees.

If you do fancy a game from the new black tees, then you can do so and play the full 6085 Yards that the Fortrose & Rosemarkie Links Golf Course has to offer, along with experiencing the signature 4th hole from the more difficult teeing ground.

Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club

The Clubhouse Facilities at Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club

The RBS Junior Club of the Year 2013/2014 - Scottish Golf Awards

Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club