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Forres Golf Club

18 Hole Par70 Course, Pro Shop, Golf Academy

Designed by Open Championship winners James Braid and Willie Park

This delightful Par 70 course is just less than 6300 yards from the tips providing a good test for golfers of all abilities. It is beautifully maintained and picturesque with an interesting layout that will satisfy all who play it. 

The course is full of memorable holes; none more so than the 16th, aptly named ‘Pond’. This is a spectacular hole where a watery grave awaits errant tee shots. 

Forres Golf Course has hosted the Scottish Professional Championship, the Northern Open and the Scottish Young Professionals Championships – a testimony to its quality.

Forres Golf Course is situated in the heart of Moray a region famous for its whisky distilleries and beautiful scenery. The course itself is a wonderful parkland golf course with spectacular views and aimed at golfers of all abilities. It is extremely well maintained and has a fine reputation in the area for the condition of its greens in particular.

From the back (white) tees it measures just under 6300 yards with a par and SSS of 70 for men. The front nine is par 36 but is actually the shorter nine. It is however quite tight with a number of tree-lined holes and great variety. The back nine is longer and at par 34 can be a real challenge but there is more room to open the shoulders. The signature hole is the 16th hole, a shortish par 4 played between trees and over a pond to a well guarded green.

The course off the yellow tees is just under 6000 yards with a par for men of 70 and SSS 69. The forward red tees reduce this to 5400 yards and off these tees the course for women plays to a par 72, SSS 71.