About the Club
Strathlene is one of the oldest golf courses in Scotland first established in 1877. The ground was gifted to the town by Mr Bryson the factor of Seafield Estates at that time. The original 9 holes were created between Portessie and Strathlene House, where 2 of the holes were situated in the area which is now the Caravan Site. The original clubhouse was situated at the entrance to Portessie railway Station. In 1936 the course was extended to 18 holes with the purchase of ground on the headland between Strathlene and the village of Findochty, and was designed by Mr George Smith of Lossiemouth.
Strathlene is an interesting cliff top Links type course. Every hole has its own characteristics, of undulating fairways, gully’s and elevated greens, making the most of the natural contours of the land. 4 of the original holes make up an enjoyable finish to the round .
Strathlene is a fine test of golf for all levels of golfer, with its breathtaking views of the Moray Firth, The Dolphins and the surrounding countryside .It is a classic in a great location with a par of 69 and 5977 yards in length.
The clubhouse was relocated on the cliff top overlooking Strathlene, in 1936 and a new one was built in 1974. The club bought the ground from the local council in 1997, and have recently completed the development of a new Golf Training Facility. It consists of practice bunkers, a 3 hole, pitch and putt, putting greens and a 14 bay driving range. This is a community project run by the club for the youth in particular, but is open to all. Strathlene also has full bar and catering facilities.
From Inverness, follow the A96 through Fochabers, then take the A98 and about 2 miles past the turnoff for Buckie there is a sign to turn left for Strathlene Golf Club.
From Aberdeen, Follow the A96 North as if travelling to Inverness, travel about a mile past Keith and there is a sign to turn right for Buckie, go about 2 miles past the turnoff for Buckie and there is a sign to turn left for Strathlene Golf Club.
For the route from Keith, copy the above route from Keith.