In at the deep end, with the longest hole on the course, the par 5 1st hole is a shot into the unknown towards the fairway marker and into the paddock, then over the burn and onto the green avoiding the well placed bunker on the left side of the fairway. After negotiating your way through holes 2 and 3, we start to climb as we approach the 4th green, turning to reward our effort with a view across the course to the hills beyond. Less steep but still climbing are the 5th and 6th holes, both requiring good course management, and then we come to the 7th tee and a glorious view down the fairway and up to the plateaued green with the mountains beyond. After a very tricky par 3 on the 8th once again we ascend the pathway to the 9th tee for those with the energy and desire to take in the beauty of the view from the top and tee off in high hopes of reaching the fairway below. A hard taskmaster for the experienced golfer and a gentle tutor for the new golfer.
Carrbridge Golf Club as we know it now was officially constituted and formally accepted by the R&A in 1980, however there is evidence that golf has been played at Carrbridge for over 100 years. A quintessential village golf course, the layout of which has changed little over the years, serviced by the red tin roofed clubhouse which retains its original charm, offering light catering in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Various viewpoints from the top of the course offer stunning views across the village of Carrbridge to the Cairngorms mountain range, so even if the golf isn’t up to par, a good walk will not be spoiled. We have practice facilities consisting of nets and putting and chipping areas, for the serious golfer to hone their skills or the beginner to master the basic techniques before taking on the full course. From young to old and experienced to novice, all are welcome.