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.
We’re on our way to Edinburgh. Thanks for the kind note, I absolutely loved every minute of it, even when I was in the rough and losing balls! The program you put together was everything we could have expected and your customer service was perfect; thank you for going above and beyond…
Stuart and Platinum Golf Scotland provided a terrific itinerary for a spectacular golf and whisky (and, of course, food) experience in Scotland! The checking in, touching base, and above the call of duty service provided during our trip was great! No doubt that they would be a go to for any future travel to the UK. Thanks a bunch for making it an experience of a lifetime!
We have had a fabulous time here this week so many thanks to you and Stuart for doing a fabulous job organising it all.
Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed the trip and have been very impressed with the service we received from yourselves. I’m sure you’ll have plenty of recommendations and future bookings. Thank you again for making our trip perfect in every way, we had an amazing time.
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