Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club, 18 Hole Championship Golf Links Course
Breathtaking scenery with an adjacent dolphin colony on a true Scottish Links Golf Course

Welcome to Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club

LINKS GOLF SINCE 1793 - THE 15TH OLDEST RECORDED CLUB IN THE WORLD

VOTED SCOTLAND'S BEST GOLFING EXPERIENCE - SCOTTISH GOLF TOURISM AWARDS 2017

ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM NOW LIVE & OPEN FOR THE 2018 SEASON

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MEMBERSHIP OFFERS THROUGH UNTIL THE END OF JANUARY 2019

FORTROSE GOLF SOCIETY - JULY 1793 - 15TH OLDEST RECORDED CLUB IN THE WORLD

DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE OF GOLF BEING PLAYED OVER 'CHANONRY' IN 1702

GENERAL ALEXANDER MacKENZIE-FRASER - 1758-1809

FACTS ABOUT OUR HISTORIC SCOTTISH LINKS GOLF COURSE



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. Our links course is 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.

Representatives from Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club recently attended at the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards which were held at the Turnberry Golf Resort towards the end of October 2017. On the night, we were presented (as voted for by the public) with the award of Scotland’s Best Golfing Experience (value for money) in front of over 400 members from the golf industry. The Luxury Travel Guide Lifestyle Awards have also honoured us with the accolade of 'Golf Club of the Year for Scotland 2018'.

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 and Nairn. Our passion on what is the 15th Oldest Recorded Club in the World (1793) is to provide all visitors who come to our venue with the most memorable round of traditional Scottish links golf possible.

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. 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 playing 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 where par is never a bad score!

Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club
The RBS Junior Club of the Year 2013/2014 - Scottish Golf Awards
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Clubhouse Facilities at Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club
  • 2010 - The Scottish Senior Ladies (Close) Amateur Championship (Scottish Ladies Golf Association)
  • 2010 - The Scottish Club Championship Final (Scottish Golf Union)
  • 2013 - The Scottish Boys & Girls Under-14s Open Stroke Play Championship (Scottish Golf Union)
  • 2013 - The Commonwealth Spoons (Scottish Ladies Golf Association)
  • 2014 - The RBS Junior Golf Club of the Year (The Scottish Golf Awards - Glasgow)
  • 2015 - The Scottish Club Championship Final (Scottish Golf Union)
  • 2016 - The Scottish Senior Ladies Amateur Championship (Scottish Golf)
  • 2016 - The Scottish Junior Open (Scottish Golf)
  • 2017 - The Scottish Club Handicap Championship Regional Final (Scottish Golf)
  • 2017 - Scotland's Best Golfing Experience (value for money) - Scottish Golf Tourism Awards (Turnberry)
  • 2018 - The Scottish Boys Under-16s Open Championship (Scottish Golf)
  • 2018 - The Luxury Travel Guide Lifestyle Awards - Golf Club of the Year for Scotland 2018