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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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    Bonar Bridge

    Dramatic hills form the backdrop to this picturesque nine-hole course.

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    Ballachulish

    Wonderful golf at Dragon's Tooth. Pay & Play golf - welcome to the jewel of the Outdoor Capital.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Ben Nevis Highland Centre

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    Fort William

    Welcome to Ben Nevis Highland Centre

  6. Helmsdale Golf Club

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    Helmsdale

    Welcome to Helmsdale Golf Club.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Isle Of Eriska Golf Course

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    East Lochaber

  10. Torvean Golf Club

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    Inverness

    Torvean holds the title of being the only municipal golf course in the Highlands. Thanks to an extension in the late eighties it became an 18 hole layout and has been welcoming hoards of enthusiastic golfers ever since.

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