Like many great links courses Arbroath is laid out along a narrow strip of land with the holes going out and back along the terrain.
The course has plenty of hazards, including numerous strategically placed bunkers and thick rough that borders the majority of the fairways. And with the Dowrie Burn in evidence on no less than eleven occasions, you'll need your wits about you unless you want your ball to meet a watery grave. The greens are tricky, but good. Incidentally, Arbroath hosted the Scottish Boys Strokeplay in 1995.