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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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  1. Reay Golf Course

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    Melvich

    This beautiful seaside course, the most northerly 18 hole links on the British Mainland is to be found in a spectacular setting alongside Sandside Bay in the village of Reay, near Thurso, Caithness.

  2. Spean Bridge Golf Course

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    Spean Bridge

    Spean Bridge is a small but challenging 9 hole course situated on the east side of the village.

  3. Tain Golf Club

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    Tain

    Tain Golf Club is a beautiful 18 hole links golf course designed by Old Tom Morris in 1890 in the Royal Burgh of Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland. Tain's fortune is that so many of Old Tom's original holes survive.

  4. Cawdor Castle Golf Course

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    Nairn

    Cawdor Castle was built in 1370 at a time when clubs were in constant use in Scotland, but not for sporting reasons.

  5. 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.

  7. Alness Golf Course

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    Alness

    A beautifully situated 18 hole Golf Course with views out over the Cromarty Firth and surrounding hills.

  8. Fort Augustus Golf Club

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    Fort Augustus

    One of Scotlands hidden gems Fort Augustus was laid out in 1924 by Harry Shapland Colt on the banks of the Caledonian Canal near Loch Ness.

  9. Lochcarron Golf Club

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    Lochcarron

    If you are tickled pink at the though of playing golf at your own leisurely pace then Lochcarron will suit you down to the ground.

  10. Dufftown Golf Club

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    Keith

    All holes have different playing tactics due to the undulation of the course.

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