Highland links

The east Highlands boast some of the finest links golf courses in the country and are an ideal location for a golfing holiday. Travel north from Inverness across the Kessock Bridge onto the area known as the Black Isle to discover these coastal links courses.

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An aerial view of Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club in the Highlands

Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club

Fortrose and Rosemarkie is a classic old links course designed by James Braid within the peaceful and tranquil peninsula of Chanonry on the northern shore of the Moray Firth. The course has a par of 71 and boasts views of the local dolphin colony.

Brora golf course

Brora Golf Course

Home to the James Braid Society, Brora Golf Course is a testing par 69 on a stretch of coastline noted for fine beaches and hill walking. Golfers can look out for stunning views and local wildlife, including porpoises, otters and Arctic terns.

 Gorse bushes surround the golf course at Golspie, Highlands David J Whyte © Linksland.com

Golspie Golf Club

This is one of the most charming of all holiday golf courses; James Braid's unusual mixture of woodland, parkland and links all in the one layout. There are six holes of each, offering a perfect warm-up or practice for golfers on a par 70 course.