A location in the Cromar district of Central Aberdeenshire, Corse lies on the Corse Burn, 5½ miles (9 km) north northeast of Aboyne. Corse Hill rises to a height of 423m (1387 feet) to the south and the remains of Corse Castle, a former stronghold of the Forbes family, stand between the road and the burn. The lands of Corse once formed part of the barony of Coull and O'Neill which was bestowed upon Patrick Forbes, armour-bearer to King James III in 1476. The property eventually fell into the hands of the Forbes family of Craigievar which lies 2 miles (3 km) to the northeast. Also in the locality are the B-listed Corse House (1863), Mains of Corse, Newton of Corse and Wester Corse.
This settlement should not be confused with another Corse, located in Strathbogie 20 miles (32 km) to the north northeast.