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Golf at Gullane, East Lothian
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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. 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.

  2. Spey Valley Golf Course


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    Spey Valley Golf Course opened during the summer of 2006 and is one of Scotland's newest championship golfing venues.

  3. Abernethy Golf Club


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    Nethy Bridge

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

  4. Loch Ness Golf Course


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    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.

  5. Cawdor Castle Golf Course


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    Cawdor Castle was built in 1370 at a time when clubs were in constant use in Scotland, but not for sporting reasons.

  6. Helmsdale Golf Club


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    Welcome to Helmsdale Golf Club.

  7. Alness Golf Course


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    A beautifully situated 18 hole Golf Course with views out over the Cromarty Firth and surrounding hills.

  8. Gradings

    Boat of Garten

    Designed by one of the grand-masters of golf course architecture, James Braid, "The Boat" is not only renowned as a demanding test of sporting skill but also a magnificent setting for the game.

  9. Gradings


    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.

  10. Love Skye Tours


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    Love-Skye tours around some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Your local guide, Angela has intimate knowledge of Skye’s hidden beauty spots. Our tours are friendly, flexible and very good fun! We promise a trip like no other.


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