According to the British Golf Museum in St Andrews, Fraserburgh is Scotland's fifth oldest golf club, and the seventh oldest in the world, yet it remains largely undiscovered by the golfing masses. This Aberdeenshire delight spans an area of rugged sand dunes which since 1613 or earlier have set the stage for a truly splendid golf course.
From the two-storey clubhouse, opened in 2006 by First Minister Alex Salmond, visiting golfers will enjoy panoramic views over the closing hole and beyond. The club has recently welcomed a nine-hole course called the Rosehill, but it is the championship Corbiehill Course that is the main attraction.
Originally founded in 1777, the course in its present incarnation owes thanks to the 1922 revision by the great James Braid. The course is formulated around Corbie Hill itself, and is a traditional links in the purest sense.
Fraserburgh is a charming place to enjoy a game of golf; no fuss or pretense is required, merely a challenging round in the bracing seaside wind. For a true sense of old-fashioned Scottish links golf, include Fraserburgh's hidden gem in your Aberdeenshire golf tour.