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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. 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.

  3. Hopeman Golf Club

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    Elgin

    Welcome to Hopeman Golf Club.

  4. Sporting Scotland Ltd

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    Ballindalloch

    Welcome to Sporting Scotland Ltd

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    Boat of Garten

    Designed by one of the grand-masters of golf course architecture, James Braid, "The Boat" is not only renowned as a demanding test of sporting skill but also a magnificent setting for the game.

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    Fochabers

    Main features are the consistently small greens and numerous hazards that have to be encountered.

  7. Kingussie Golf Club

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    Kingussie

    The course lying above Kingussie offers extensive scenic views over the Cairngorms and surrounding mountains - so even if your golf is not as you wish, the environment and scenic splendour offers a degree of comfort.

  8. 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.

  9. 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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    Lossiemouth

    The ancient realm of Moray offers a wide choice of golf and its premier venue is undoubtedly the two Moray courses.

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