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  • Two golfers walk across the fairway at the Boat of Garten Golf Course
    Boat of Garten Golf Course, Highlands
  • Castle Stuart Golf Links
    Castle Stuart Golf Links
  • A golfer tees off at Loch Garten Golf Course
    Loch Garten Golf Course
  • Royal Dornoch Championship Course 1st green, Highlands
    Royal Dornoch Championship Course 1st green, Highlands

The Highlands is home to some of Scotland's finest golf courses. Discover championship venues and historic links layouts amid majestic northern scenery.

The Scottish Open was recently held in the Highlands at Castle Stuart Golf Links on the Moray coast. It is a splendid venue and there are so many other fantastic courses in the north. Nearby Nairn has two championship golf courses to be proud of, The Nairn Golf Club is a terrific links course which possesses sensational views across the Moray Firth. Nairn Dunbar opened in 1899 and has a long history of hosting national tournaments such as the 2013 Scottish Alliance Championship.

Staying with the Moray coast, the Old Course at Moray Golf Club in Lossiemouth was designed by ‘Old’ Tom Morris and features perhaps the finest finishing hole in Scotland. A few miles away, the course at Hopeman boasts The Prieshach, one of the most stunning par 3 holes in the country. Venturing further north, Royal Dornoch is a links classic and a favourite of five-time Open champion, Tom Watson.

Brora is another links marvel and is the headquarters of the James Braid Golfing Society. There are some great alternatives to links courses too. Spey Valley is a top inland venue near Aviemore with the Cairngorms Mountains forming a stunning backdrop. The same goes for Boat of Garten golf course which is also in the area. For something a little bit different, play the 9-hole course at Durness on the north coast to experience the shot 'across the Atlantic' on the final hole.

For more inspiration, take a look at the golfing itineraries and find out more about visiting the Highlands.When booking your accommodation remember to look out for the Golfers Welcome scheme. They accredit accommodation providers that offer dedicated golf facilities like secure club storage, weather updates and details of local golf suppliers.

Browse the list below for more golf courses in the Highlands.

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    Inverness

    Welcome to Holm Mills Shopping Village

  2. Glencoe Activities

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    Multi-activity Centre

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    Ballachulish

    Discover great days out for all the family, with over 20 activities set around the loch-side at spectacular Glencoe. This is the home of "The Scottish Segway Centre", where visitors have enjoyed "the glide of your life" across our 5 years.

  3. Carnegie Golf Course

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    Dornoch

    Links, 18 holes, 6671 yards, SSS 71, Par 71 The Carnegie Links represents all that is great about Scottish golf, from the friendly intimate and warm Golf House to its fine traditional links course.

  4. Spey Valley Golf Course

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    Aviemore

    Spey Valley Golf Course opened during the summer of 2006 and is one of Scotland's newest championship golfing venues.

  5. Newtonmore Golf Club

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    Newtonmore

    Set beside the River Spey with the Monadhliath and Grampian Mountains all around this is a comparatively flat, easy-walking parkland course that presents a good, strong challenge.

  6. Golspie Golf Club

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    Golspie

    18 hole golf club which welcomes visitors. Links course, clubhouse with bar and catering facilities.

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    Glenlivet

    The course is open to all. It has 9 championship quality greens and 18 tees, making it a challenging prospect.

  8. Rothes Golf Club

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    Rothes

    The first two holes are on a slight gradient followed by a par four which has a ditch running across the lower part of the fairway at 250-yards from the tee, challenging some of the longer hitters.

  9. Gradings

    Lossiemouth

    Moray has been a popular attraction for many tourists who make the trip every year and the region's biggest pull is the two Moray golf courses, Moray Old and Moray New.

  10. Gradings

    Ballachulish

    Wonderful golf at Dragon's Tooth. Pay & Play golf - welcome to the jewel of the Outdoor Capital. Listed "No 1" in Scotland's Best 9 Holes.

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