Montrose Broomfield was opened in 1915. Its links-like turf is a pleasure to play from, especially during the summer months when the ground is dry and fast. The key to conquering this deceptive course is a delicate touch and the ability to accurately control the ball from the tee, especially when the East wind blows (which it has been known to do!).
Another distinguishing feature is the burn, which comes into play on at least five holes crossing the fairway at the 3rd, 4th and 13th. It also influences the approach shots on the 5th and 12th.
The Broomfield may not be quite as challenging as the Medal Course, but don’t let this lull you into a false sense of security – it can certainly provide a tough test. Overall, it is a joy to play and is commonly used by members to test their short game and visitors wishing to take on the challenge of playing both Montrose courses in one day.
The Broomfield is not a ‘power’ course requiring drives of hundreds of yards. The key to conquering this deceptive course is a delicate touch and the ability to accurately control the ball from the tee.