Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort

Set in beautiful Tayside is The Angus, perfectly situated for accessing every nook and cranny in Scotland. Just fifteen minutes away is one of the UK’s most promising cities, Dundee.

A placing in the final of the UK City of Culture Bid 2017, Dundee is fast becoming one of Britain’s most talked about cities thanks to its central position and expanding cultural quarter. Dundee’s £1 billion waterfront project involves a dramatic change to the riverside landscape which will create a bustling and vibrant attraction, the heart of which will be the Kengo Kuma designed V&A Dundee museum. The V&A Dundee attracts 500,000 visitors (and associated revenue) each year.

The rest of Scotland is easily accessed from The Angus thanks to excellent travel links to major cities including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, each with international air routes to Europe and beyond. The Scottish Highlands are a scenic two hour drive North, while the charming Scottish countryside is on The Angus’ doorstep.

The location is at the heart of golfing heritage with many quality and historically significant golf courses within easy reach. Carnoustie is within 7 miles, St Andrews within 20 miles and Gleneagles is approx 45 miles. As a result the location is perfect for creating a “golfers’ hub” as a base for a visitor to the home of golf.

Graeme is currently working with Ryder Cup hero and 2011 Iberdrola Open champion Darren Clarke on a signature championship course at The Angus, a new five-star resort in Scotland’s golfing heartland.

The Angus, an 18-hole course making the most of the contoured landscape it will occupy, is the centrepiece of the £55 million development near Broughty Ferry, Dundee

Graeme’s association with the Forbes family and the Resort at Kingennie goes back more than a decade, with Team Niblick being originally commissioned to Design and Build the 9 hole golf course at the Resort, which is acclaimed as being one of the finest 9 hole golf courses in Scotland.

As a continuation of the expansion of the World Class Kingennie Resort the development of the “The Angus”, a 5* Hotel,18 Hole Championship Golf Course and Golf Academy is soon to get underway.

Owner Mike Forbes brought together the unique talent’s of Graeme and 2011 Iberdrola Open Champion and Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke.The resulting layout and design of The Angus golf course is one that will both challenge and excite golfers of all abilities.

Representative of the characters of this design team, great course strategy will be to the fore, with “risk and reward” holes and the full gambit of shot making options will be available to the golfers.

“Together we dreamt of creating not only one of the best golf courses in the world but one of the best destinations in the world. I set about the difficult task of pulling the best designers, brands and individuals who would create such a venue .After six long years of working together with council, the public and giving it unrivalled attention to detail, The Angus was born..”

Mike Forbes, Owner Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort

The Masterplan of The Angus Development consists of :

  • 180 Room, Five Star Hotel with Spa
  • 10 Luxury, Four Bedroom Lodges
  • 18 Hole Championship Golf Course and Clubhouse
  • Green Keeping Facilities
  • Golf Academy with Driving Range
  • 85 Prime “Fairway” plots for Detached Homes
  • 75 Mainstream Homes

Working on the project

Designed to complement the world-famous Carnoustie links and deliver another outstanding playing experience close to the home of golf at St Andrews, The Angus is set to be a wonderful new addition to Scotland’s rich golfing heritage.

Darren is delighted to be working with Team Niblick and he said in an interview with Golf Business News:

“I’m working alongside the very talented people at Team Niblick, led by golf course architect Graeme Webster, who have laid the foundations for the course by blending the classic traditions of golf with their innovative and exciting approach to course design.”

You can see the guide to the new Golf Course below


“At Forbes of Kingennie everything is about being World Class. Our choice of Golf Course Architect had to be someone who could work to our exacting standards, Graeme has done that and more.”

Mike Forbes, Owner Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort