Welcome to Arbroath Golf Links

Arbroath Golf Course is a traditional links course with a great pedigree. Designed originally by Old Tom Morris in 1877 the course was updated by Willie Fernie in 1907 and then in 1931 the great James Braid did a re-design. Dunes run the length of the course on the seaward side which means the wind is always a factor. Besides the sea breezes there are over 70 bunkers to contend with and Braid bunkers can be penal. An out of bounds runs down the length of the course on the first 7 holes and comes into play on the 13th and 18th holes on the right hand side of the course. Three burns run across the course towards the sea and come into play on 8 holes. There is plenty to challenge all levels of golfer on Arbroath with a par of 68 off box tees and 70 off the medal tees At the end of the round relax in the spacious lounge of Arbroath Golf Club overlooking the 18th green or on a nice day sit outside in the beer garden enjoying a meal or snack with a drink and watch other golfers trying to master the course.

Our Course

Arbroath Golf Course is a deceiving links course at first view. It appears to offer flat open fairways, however, in true links style the undulating greens are well protected by testing bunkers.


Our Club

Arbroath Artisan Golf Club offers a range of catering and beverages services. Our dedicated staff will ensure a warm welcome to visitors and members alike.


365 Days A Year

Our links course is open 365 days a year, allowing you to enjoy all year round golf

Full Competition Schedules

Links and club

Affiliated Course Rates

Gain half price rates for all Carnoustie Country Courses & James Braid designed courses

Built By Champions

Arbroath Golf Links is unique in that it boasts course design features from 3 former open champions who between them have won the coveted Claret Jug no less than 11 times. Old Tom Morris 5 victories, Willie Fernie who won once and James Braid who also won 5 times.

 Old Tom Morris describing North East Golfers  “We were all born with webbed feet and a golf club in our hands”


Old Tom Morris

1890 Open Champion

Course Designer Willie Fernie’s most notable work included making alterations to the Old Course at St Andrews, designing the original Ailsa course at Turnberry and making changes to Royal Troon.


Willie Fernie

1920 Open Champion

James Braid’s golfing advice was ” Keep hitting it straight until the wee ball goes in the hole”

He was responsible for designing the Championship Course at Carnoustie and the Kings and Queens at Gleneagles. 


James Braid

1940 Open Champion