Arbroath is a traditional links course with subtle undulations throughout its entire length. Natural and exposed, it can be influenced by the invigorating sea breezes from the east.
The course was originally designed by Old Tom Morris in 1877, however it has since been redesigned, first by Willie Fernie in 1907 and then altered again by James Braid in 1931. It features seven opening holes that head straight out into the links, three cut back and the rest follow the main East Coast railway line that separates the fairways from the beach.
Arbroath is a real treat for discerning golfers who love playing links courses and is well worth including in a golfing break to Carnoustie Country.
The key to approaching Arbroath is positional play, especially as a lot of trouble is down the right-hand side. Deep bunkers are another hazard waiting to snare wayward shots, so careful consideration is required at this enjoyable layout.
Elliot by Arbroath