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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.

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  1. Inverness Golf Club

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    Inverness

    Inverness Golf Course is a splendid parkland course with tree lined fairways and provides an excellent test of golf for all levels of player and a great alternative to the traditional links courses.

  2. Durness Golf Club

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    Durness

    9 holes, 5555 yards (18), SSS 67, par 70 Interesting, testing course in idyllic surroundings.

  3. Brora Golf Club

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    Brora

    18 holes, 6111 yards, SSS 70, par 69 Traditional links course re-designed by James Braid in 1923.

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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.

  5. Nairn Dunbar Golf Club

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    Nairn

    Visit Nairn Dunbar Golf Course & enjoy a golfing experience to remember. Appreciate over a hundred years of golfing history that have carved a championship links course on the shores of the Moray Firth. Suitable for golfers of all abilities.

  6. Lybster Golf Club

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    Lybster

    Lybster is a quaint little nine-hole heathland/moorland course with good views over the Moray Firth.

  7. Golspie Golf Club

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    Golspie

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

  8. Gairloch Golf Club

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    Gairloch

    There has been a golf club beside Gairloch Sands since 1898. Before that time, Parish records show that golf was regularly played on the links amongst the sand dunes.

  9. Helmsdale Golf Club

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    Helmsdale

    Welcome to Helmsdale Golf Club.

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    Bonar Bridge

    Dramatic hills form the backdrop to this picturesque nine-hole course.

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