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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. 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.

  2. Tour Skye

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    Coach Tour

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    Broadford

    Welcome to Tour Skye

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Cullen Golf Club

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    Cullen

    Cullen Golf Club was formed in 1870, but Kirk records from 1641 put golfers here on the Sabbath, demanding repentance! Its not that way anymore...

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Abernethy Golf Club

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    Nethy Bridge

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

  9. Muir of Ord Golf Club

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    Muir of Ord

    Muir of Ord Golf Club was known originally as the Inverness Golf Club. The course was designed in part by James Braid, lying to the west of the old A9 road.

  10. Elgin Golf Course

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    Elgin

    Founded in 1906 this is a testing heathland course measuring well over 6,000 yards with a par of 69.

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