Fraserburgh (Corbiehill)

Fraserburgh (Corbiehill)

Fraserburgh (Corbiehill)

Fraserburgh (Corbiehill) | NCG Top 100s: Scotland

The Corbiehill Course is one of two courses at Fraserburgh, which lays claim on being the seventh oldest golf club in the world. 
 
Dating back to 1777, Fraserburgh is a historic venue. After moving half a mile down the road, the 9-hole layout found its home in the 1890s. James Braid and Sir Henry Cotton both made changes to the layout. 
 
Nowadays, the course plays its way through tall dunes and sand hills, while running alongside the coastline of the North Sea. It is not long, but the bitter breeze will certainly have an effect on your game.  
 
  
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A Brief History of Fraserburgh (Corbiehill)

Fraserburgh, like a number of other venues you will find on the NCG Top 100s: Scotland, can trace its history back to the 18th Century. 
 
The club, which is the seventh oldest in the world, was founded in 1777, but golf had been played in this part of the world for at least 150 years prior to that. 
 
The original 9-hole course was moved shortly prior to the start of the 20th Century to the lad it occupies now, and the great James Braid – five times an Open Champion – came in 1922 to redesign the layout. 
 
Further changes were made in the 1950s, with three new holes added. Alex Swan and Sir Henry Cotton then made their changes in the 1970s, to move the entirety of the course to one side of the main road. 
 
The holes that remained on the other side of the road are now part of the 9-hole Rosehill Course at Fraserburgh. 

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Following those changes, the course is the same, and it plays through tall dunes and sand hills, while running alongside the coastline of the North Sea. Undulating fairways also play their part, with the Par 70 course playing around 6,300 yards in length from the tips. There are four par 3s and two par 5s on the Corbiehill layout at Fraserburgh, with the course getting underway with four consecutive par 4s. 
 
These four holes get progressively shorter, with the opener starting at more than 430 yards from the Championship tees. 391, 331 and 328 are the lengths of the three that follow, but they by no means get easier. Each has its own challenges, with the 3rd and 4th both having narrow fairways. The first change-up on the card comes at the par 3 5th, which plays 180 yards. It plays to a long green over a large mound so the green is somewhat obstructed from your view. 
 
The 6th is the longest hole on the property at more than 550 yards, and only the longest of hitters will be able to reach it in two. 7 is at the other end of the spectrum, the shortest par 3 on the course. The 8th is a mid-range par 4, but the most noteworthy test on the main design is without doubt the par-four ninth. Measuring close to 460 yards, the hole known as “Lang Whang” has a stroke index of one and boasts more than enough to wreck your card.  
 
Four more par 4s begin the back nine, with the first of those being the driveable 10th. At only 310 yards, the longest hitters might just try to take this on. 11, 12 and 13 are all less than 400 yards, but none of them are easy... 14 is a par 3, while the 15th is the second and last par 5 on the Corbiehill at Fraserburgh. It is straight but narrow. Find the fairway, and you may well be tempted to go for the green in two.  
 
The closing stretch on the Corbiehill Course at Fraserburgh begins with the tricky par 4 16th. A narrow fairway is guarded by three bunkers, while there is a fourth by the green. The 17th is the last par 3 on the layout, and with just one bunker, this is one of the easier holes on the Corbiehill. The closing hole is a 430-yard par 4, bringing you back to the clubhouse. Three fairway bunkers are down the right, with two more by the green. Take a par and run for a drink. 

FAQs about Fraserburgh (Corbiehill)

Where is Fraserburgh (Corbiehill) located?  
Fraserburgh sits in the northeastern corner of Scotland, with the course looking out over the waters of the North Sea. The Water of Philorth winds its way across the course, which sits just outside the town it is named after. The A90, which runs from Edinburgh to Fraserburgh, is the main road that services the golf club and the town itself. Aberdeen is around 40 miles south of Fraserburgh, while the Scottish capital is 170 miles away.  
 
In terms of international visitors to the north of Scotland, Aberdeen International Airport is the best bet. More than 2.5 million passengers pass through the airport on a yearly basis, and it is just under an hour from Fraserburgh. For those looking for a wide array of flight destinations, then Edinburgh Airport is around three hours from the venue.  

What golf facilities does Fraserburgh (Corbiehill) offer?
 
Along with the 18-hole Corbiehill and the 9-hole Rosehill, Fraserburgh is also home to some great practice facilities. There is a driving range and a putting green as part of those, allowing golfers to hone their skills before taking to the course.  

What are the green fees at Fraserburgh? (Corbiehill)
 
The price of a green fee at Fraserburgh (Corbiehill) changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. 
 
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