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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. Rothes Golf Club

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    Rothes

    The first two holes are on a slight gradient followed by a par four which has a ditch running across the lower part of the fairway at 250-yards from the tee, challenging some of the longer hitters.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Brora Golf Club

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    Brora

    18 holes, 6111 yards, SSS 70, par 69 Traditional links course re-designed by James Braid in 1923.

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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.

  6. Isle Of Eriska Golf Course

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    East Lochaber

  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.

  8. Abernethy Golf Club

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    Nethy Bridge

    Visitors are welcome to our traditional Highland golf course, which was founded in 1893.

  9. Craggan Golf Club

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    Grantown on Spey

    Craggan is now an 18 hole course of 2406 medal yards.

  10. Wick Golf Club

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    Wick

    A warm friendly welcome awaits you at Wick Golf Club, the oldest established golf club in the Highlands of Scotland.

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