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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. Gradings


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

  2. Keith Golf Club


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    Keith Golf Course lies in the heart of Malt Whisky country.

  3. Speyside Tours


    Whisky Tour



    Get off the tourist track! Discover the Malt Whisky Capital of the World - with a local! The renowned Dufftown Distilleries Walk is a relaxed walking tour around the past and present distillery sites of Dufftown- includes tastings!

  4. Brahan Golf Club


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    Black Isle, Mid and Easter Ross area

    Set in a secluded valley the course offers something for all standards of player. Playing from 4500 yards from the front tees to almost 7000 yards from the back. 18 hole or 9 hole greenfees are available at a reasonable price.

  5. Carrbridge Golf Club


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

  6. Maverston Golf Course


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    Maverston Golf Course near Urquhart - only minutes from Elgin - offers golfers an inclusive, friendly and welcoming environment in which to enjoy our 18-hole 6,284 yard Par 70 parkland course.

  7. Traigh Golf Course


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    9 holes, 4810 yards (18), SSS 65, par 68 Traigh Golf Course is set in one of the most beautiful parts of the West Highlands of Scotland, just north of Arisaig, Inverness-shire.

  8. Spey Bay Golf Club


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    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. Fort Augustus Golf Club


    Golf Courses


    Fort Augustus

    One of Scotlands hidden gems Fort Augustus was laid out in 1924 by Harry Shapland Colt on the banks of the Caledonian Canal near Loch Ness.

  10. Gradings


    The 2016 tournament will be played over the Castle Stuart course on the banks of the Moray Firth.


    29 Jul 2016 to 6 Aug 2016

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