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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. 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.

  2. Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club

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    Grantown on Spey

    An 18 hole par 70 parkland/woodland course, partly designed by James Braid.

  3. Invergordon Golf Club

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    Invergordon

    Inland style 18 hole golf course overlooking Cromarty Firth.

  4. Spey Bay Golf Club

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    Fochabers

    The course is a picturesque, undulating links with a long beach on one side. The fairways are lined with swathes of gorse and heather while shingle and the beach also form a border at some holes.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Helmsdale Golf Club

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    Helmsdale

    Welcome to Helmsdale Golf Club.

  8. Royal Dornoch Golf Club

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    Dornoch

    In a remote corner of Sutherland, on a latitude shared with Hudson Bay and northern Russia, lies a golf course which many know by reputation only.

  9. 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.

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    Lossiemouth

    Moray has been a popular attraction for many tourists who make the trip every year and the region's biggest pull is the two Moray golf courses, Moray Old and Moray New.

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