Cairngorms National Park

Highland golf has a character of its own and within the Cairngorms National Park you can choose from over a dozen great courses. From Kingussie in the Highlands to Aboyne in Aberdeenshire, there are plenty 9 and 18-hole courses to challenge even the most experienced golfer.

The Aviemore and the Cairngorms Golf Pass is your personal invitation to experience some of the courses listed here for just £15.

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Newtonmore Golf Club

This picturesque course is situated in the Spey Valley and is an easy walking parkland course which is suitable for golfers of all ages.

Aboyne Golf Club

Aboyne Golf Club

Aboyne Golf Club is a beautiful 18-hole golf course. The course starts on parkland, where 13 of the holes are played whilst the other five are situated on a hill with links-like heathland. Water also comes into play, including Aboyne Loch itself.

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Kingussie Golf Club

Golfers at Kingussie Golf Club can enjoy spectacular views of the Cairngorms as they play the 18-hole course, which includes one par 5 hole, the fourth.

Spey Valley Golf Course, Aviemore

Spey Valley Golf Course

It is known for having one of the longest par 5 holes in Scotland at 641 yds and is also one of the country's newest 18-hole courses, having been founded in 2006.

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Abernethy Golf Club

Founded in 1893 this traditional Highland 9-hole course features a range of moorland and parkland which creates the perfect test for golfers of all abilities.

Craggan Golf Club, Grantown-on-Spey

Craggan Golf Club

Craggan is a 18-hole par 3 course which sits beside the River Spey and offers excellent views across the Cairngorms. It is a parkland course and guarantees a good test of golfers' short game.

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Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club

This 18-hole course is a par 70 and was partly designed by legendary course designer James Braid. The charming course splits naturally into three sections of flat parkland, hilly woodland and undulating parkland, posing the perfect challenge for golfers.

Two golfers walk across the fairway between shots on Boat of Garten Golf Course

Boat of Garten Golf Club

Many dub Boat of Garten 'the Gleneagles of the North'. This 18-hole heathland course sits against the majestic backdrop of the Cairngorm mountains, adding a rare dimension to the golf, which creates a bigger test of accuracy than of length.

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Aboyne Loch Golf Centre

This scenic 9-hole course presents a unique test to golfers of all handicaps thanks to the combination of par 3, 4 and 5 holes and numerous water hazards. Loch Aboyne flows nearby and course views stretch across the Cairngorms National Park.

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Tarland Golf Club

This 9-hole parkland course is situated near Aboyne and golfers can regularly spot buzzards and an array of other wildlife around the 5th fairway.

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Ballater Golf Course

Although originally a 9-hole course, Ballater now offers an 18-hole challenge to golfers. This medium-sized course is a par 70, with a number of holes played close to the River Dee - one of the biggest tests is avoiding the water.