Fortrose & Rosemarkie is a typical yet unique Scottish links course designed by James Braid, almost totally encircled by the sea.
The Chanonry Peninsula offers superb links golf, there are sea and mountain views from every tee, fairway and green, other visual delights are the resident school of bottle nose dolphins which show off their aquatic acrobatic skills often within a five irons length of the first eight fairways. The geographical location means that the course is very rarely closed even throughout a Highland Winter. At just under 6000 yards the terrain is mildly undulating and ideal for the holiday or senior golfer.
The first eight holes follow the shore with beach or sea awaiting a hooked tee shot, and with whins bordering most of the fairways, accuracy rather than length is the preferred option. There follows an inner loop of holes from the 9th. to the 15th. with a final inner circle comprising 16, to 18. The signature hole is the 4th, a 477 yards par 5 offering a two tier fairway with a choice of laying up with the drive or opting for the big one over the top on to the lower stretch leading up to a final dog leg approach to a green dominated by the Chanonry Lighthouse which adds scenic charm to the hole but does not assist the golfer with his final choice of club.