Classic Corbie Hill at Fraserburgh Golf Club is one of Scotland's most underrated links
FRASERBURGH, Aberdeenshire, Scotland -- Golfers driving by Fraserburgh Golf Club probably aren't tempted to stop. The first and 18th holes of the Corbie Hill Course across the street from the modest two-story clubhouse look mostly non-descript.
Hidden away from view, however, is one of Scotland's most underrated links, a James Braid classic.
Put Fraserburgh, the seventh oldest club in the world, dating to 1777, on your next golf tour of the Highlands.
The dunes on the other side of Corbie Hill frame a unique collection of holes. The par 4 second climbs up the hill to review stunning views of Fraserburgh Bay and the town. The 331-yard, par-4 third plays downhill from this elevated perch, but the payback comes swiftly at the next, a 328-yarder. The par 3s on the front nine are spectacular, the fifth hidden by a dune hump and the treacherous seventh surrounded by deep bunkers.
The highest dunes pinch the par-5 15th hole and par-4 16th hole, delivering a fine climax to a rewarding round of golf that costs much less than the other bucket-list links of the region.
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