Located on a thin strip of land on the Chanonry Peninsula on the Black Isle and not far from Inverness, Fortrose & Rosemarkie is one of the world’s oldest golf clubs. The course represents a pleasingly varied set of challenges, with greens both large and small, and fairways both wide and narrow. The current layout owes much to the input of the legendary designer James Braid.
On just about every hole, you’ll see dramatic views of the Moray Firth, and although it’s a relatively short course there are plenty of dangers along the way, including dense gorse, deep bunkers and long grass. It’s worth noting as well that some holes feature somewhat blind approaches, so you’ll need to be thinking strategically throughout the round. Another important factor is the strength of the wind, which can be strong and can change direction in a moment. Even the shortest holes can play considerably longer on a blowy day.
It’s easy to include Fortrose & Rosemarkie on a golf tour’s itinerary, thanks to its location close to other venues such as Nairn and Tain. And as you might expect from a trip to such an iconic part of Scotland, there’s plenty to see and do when you’re not on the courses. Trips to Johnston’s of Elgin’s Cashmere Mill and the historic Aldourie Castle are both well worth experiencing, for example.
The knowledgeable and experienced team at Platinum Golf can take all the stress away from the organiser, leaving you and your party free to experience a golfing odyssey that you will fall in love with from the very first moment. We’ll also arrange the accommodation that matches your needs and all the luxury transportation you require from the moment you arrive in Scotland.
Marc and I would like to thank you for the beautiful journey you prepared. Everything was well organized, timing, convenience, réservations, etc. All the people we met were so kind to us that we felt just like home. Golf in Scotland is the best place and this east coast is just gorgeous we leave the country with the ambition and hope to be back.
It was so nice to meet you and Stuart in person as well. Clearly you take great interest in your clients’ satisfaction, and it shows. As we may have mentioned, we had never been to Scotland or the UK and this trip exceeded all of our expectations. And as lovers of golf, the experience was utterly unforgettable. Thank you again for the lovely gifts you shared with us upon arrival.
We loved our trip. If we booked it again tomorrow (we wish we could!) we wouldn’t change a thing except maybe substitute a different hotel for Loch Green. Thank you for making our “bucket list” trip so special.
Thanks again for a fantastic trip !
We look forward to the next one !
We have had a great time in London too although it’s been a bit overwhelming! What a city!
Dear Lynda Yes we got the bag tags, thank you very much. And thank you for the great organisation. Everything went absolutely smoothly and even though we had a bit of an adventurous journey home with flight delays and cancellations we returned home with many great memories of a fantastic trip.
We will get in touch when we plan our return trip.
Kind regards Fiete
Thank you for this wonderful experience and for helping to make this trip a dream come true for all of us. We can’t wait to come back to Scotland!
Our heartfelt thanks to you and Stuart for the holiday of our dreams and especially for Johannes. It was beyond his expectations (and mine) and we had such a beautiful time together. The true test of Johannes’ love for Scotland was his purchase of an entire kilt outfit with all the bits and bobs, I nearly fainted –I am truly living in Outlander. I almost fell over, we expect our kilts in December or January, and photos will be sent, I promise
I cannot express enough how grateful I am to you both, every detail and every moment was fabulous! We are eating shortbread with proper marmalade and relish our memories.
Hi Lynda & Stuart,
First, back home safe & sound.
From the bottom of my heart, the two of you are absolutely amazing and delightful. But more than that, so capable. A truly glitch less nine days. So fun!
Our Scottish Golf and Whisky experience was wonderful! Thank you for putting together such a fabulous itinerary. Everything was so well thought out and perfectly timed
Basically, you put together a trip we will always remember. Thank you for everything. We would highly recommend you to our friends who are interested in a Scottish golf experience.. Also, thank you for the lovely welcome gifts and taking the time to meet us that Sunday morning at St. Andrews.
When I asked Kevin to describe the trip in one word he said “perfect”, Glynnis said “spectacular” and my word was “awesome”. Pretty simple but the words fit our pictures (almost 1,000) and our memories.
Thank you Lynda and Stewart, the trip was excellent in every way
We got the photo from Panmure and it is so good! Definitely going on my office wall!
My boys and I loved Panmure. As we have discussed before, it is exactly the kind of course and club I love to visit when here. While all the trophy courses are wonderful, they do have a bit of commercialism that I like to ignore. None of that at all at Panmure, just pure golf and pure class.
Thanks for these photos, they are great.
All my best and thanks from my entire family,
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