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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. 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.

  2. Isle Of Eriska Golf Course

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    East Lochaber

  3. Nairn Golf Club

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    Nairn

    This is one of the classic links courses of Scotland, an amalgamation of the work of Andrew Simpson, Old Tom Morris, Ben Sayers and inevitably James Braid.

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    Inverness

    Welcome to Holm Mills Shopping Village

  5. Carrbridge Golf Club

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    Carrbridge

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

  6. Loch Ness Golf Course

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    Inverness

    18 holes, 6,772 yards, SSS 72, Par 73 Loch Ness Golf Course was opened in June of 1996 and has gained a reputation as an excellent test of golf for players of all abilities.

  7. 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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    Fortrose

    It is quite remarkable how many of Scotland's most enjoyable links courses reflect the hand of James Braid.

  9. Newtonmore Golf Club

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    Newtonmore

    Set beside the River Spey with the Monadhliath and Grampian Mountains all around this is a comparatively flat, easy-walking parkland course that presents a good, strong challenge.

  10. 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.

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