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. Established in 1888 the course was re-designed by the five time Open Champion James Braid in 1932. There is documentary evidence (with an AGM also taking place that same year) of golf being played Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Links as far back as 1793 making the club the 15th Oldest recorded Club in the World!
There is further 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!
On a clear day the Chanonry Lighthouse stands out against the sombre background of Fort George. The Fort itself was initially a chain of garrison barracks constructed along a line of the great glen (Fort Augustus and Fort William) to house government troops who were given the task of bringing the Highland Clans into line following the battle of Culloden in 1746. The Fort remains as a base for Scottish regiments to this day.
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
Executive Golf and Leisure
2 Inverallan Road
Bridge of Allan
Tel: + 44 (0) 1786 832244
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