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Forfar Golf Club

The 4th Oldest 18 Hole in the World, 18 Hole Par72 course , Pro Shop
Forfar has unique traits that make it a very special place. Is it heathland or parkland? What about those rolling links-like fairways? What it is, is a sweet combination of elements that promises a remarkable golf experience where every step is chaperoned by towering pines with an undergrowth of heathland whin and broom. The heathland attributes donít end there, though, and the tight turf is a joy to play off. But donít expect an even lie . . . Forfar is renowned for its bumpy terrain that ripples sharply across fairways, with endless dips steering you through the subtlest of doglegs. Yes, it is a unique occasion and while it is not long, Forfarís bunkering proves endlessly deceptive. Now throw in the names of Old Tom Morris and James Braid, and you know youíll need to play some smart golf.Ē

Forfar Golf Club has the 4th oldest 18 hole course in the world and is the very first Club to have an 18 hole course from inception and inauguration. In 1871, Founding member James Brodie invited Tom Morris Snr to Forfar where he laid out an 18-hole golf course. This was the very first 18-hole course built from inception anywhere in the world. Tom Morris Snr was bestowed as an Honorary Member of the Forfar Golf Club and visited many times to play on the course that he designed based on the template of the 18 hole layout of the Old Course. The course underwent a redesign in 1926 by James Braid, however 13 of the original 1871 greens and holes are in the same if not very similar locations today.