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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. 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.

  2. Keith Golf Club

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    Keith

    Keith Golf Course lies in the heart of Malt Whisky country.

  3. 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.

  4. Helmsdale Golf Club

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    Helmsdale

    Welcome to Helmsdale Golf Club.

  5. Abernethy Golf Club

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    Nethy Bridge

    Visitors are welcome to our traditional Highland golf course, which was founded in 1893.

  6. Aigas Golf Course

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    Beauly

    Friendly welcome, well maintained 9 hole course,surrounded by beautiful scenery in all directions. No need to book, get a game at almost anytime. £30 week pass available for Aigas Holiday Cottage clients.

  7. Eriskay Golf Club

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    Inverness

    Welcome to Eriskay Golf Club

  8. Thurso Golf Club

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    Thurso

    Thurso is an enjoyable parkland course at the tip of the Highlands with inspiring views of the Pentland Firth and Orkney Isles.

  9. Carrbridge Golf Club

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    Carrbridge

    Carrbridge golf course is one of the most scenic courses in Scotland.

  10. Alness Golf Club

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    Alness

    Welcome to Alness Golf Club

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