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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. 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.

  2. Thurso Golf Club

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    Thurso

    Thurso is an enjoyable parkland course at the tip of the Highlands with inspiring views of the Pentland Firth and Orkney Isles.

  3. Invergordon Golf Club

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    Invergordon

    Inland style 18 hole golf course overlooking Cromarty Firth.

  4. Aigas Golf Course

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    Beauly

    Friendly welcome, well maintained 9 hole course,surrounded by beautiful scenery in all directions. No need to book, get a game at almost anytime. £30 week pass available for Aigas Holiday Cottage clients.

  5. Hopeman Golf Club

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    Elgin

    Welcome to Hopeman Golf Club.

  6. Fort William Golf Club

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    Fort William

    Eighteen hole golf course (Heathland), situated beside, Ben Nevis offering spectacular view of Britains highest mountain.

  7. 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.

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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.

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    Lossiemouth

    The ancient realm of Moray offers a wide choice of golf and its premier venue is undoubtedly the two Moray courses.

  10. Inverness Golf Club

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    Inverness

    Inverness Golf Course is a splendid parkland course with tree lined fairways and provides an excellent test of golf for all levels of player and a great alternative to the traditional links courses.

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