Arbroath was originally designed by Old Tom Morris back in 1877 and later remodelled by James Braid in 1931, and it hasn’t changed much since. The fairways are routed out and back alongside the railway line that runs down the coast, and the only two par fives on the card sit adjacent to each other and contain a drainage ditch that will catch errant shots all day long. The ever-present ‘sea breeze’ makes Arbroath links a challenge to all.
First impressions of the course would suggest that it wouldn’t provide much of a challenge to the accomplished golfer, but be aware of water. On no fewer than nine holes will you have to negotiate burns crossing the fairway.
The par-3s are extremely tricky. You don’t have to be a long hitter to play well round Arbroath, just imaginative, with a variety of holes throughout. With no less than six par threes on the card - the shortest being 159 yards and the longest 239 yards – par is a good score on them all.
‘The Dunes’ is the best hole on the course – a 182-yard par-3 that is protected by five deep pot bunkers protecting the front of its green. If you are looking to make up shots late in your round, the 16th at Arbroath isn’t a recommended option.
Book and play your golf within 7 days of booking and you can play this course for £10
Book and play more than 7 days in advance you will pay £10 and you must also book one of the mandatory packages below.
1.Bring a friend for £20 - Weekday and Weekends.
2. Bring 2 friends for £35 - Weekday and Weekends.
4. Hire a golf cart for £20 Weekday and £25 at Weekend.
5. Purchase pro's golf goody bag for £15
** All bookings through our professional 01241 875837
** Any person playing through bunkered tickets are entitled to use the club facilities