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Play Golf in the Twilight in Scotland

Is there anything better than a spot of twilight golf?
Shetland Golf

If you think that a game of midnight golf seems an unlikely prospect and few golfers have experienced this delight, think again.

Due to its location, the northern reaches of Scotland experience sunlight well up to midnight over the summer months of June and July. This means that golfers can go out and play golf with a difference and tee off in the still of (late night!) twilight.

First-class golf courses and magical extended daylight time make Scotland an alluring destination for a golf break in summer. Somehow the golf courses, landscape and the atmosphere are different when you are playing in the night.

The Highlands and the northern and western islands can have up to 19 hours of daylight at this time of year. Whilst clubhouses and facilities might be closed for the day, courses aren’t and if there’s no-one to take your green fees, honesty boxes (where available) are a charming and easy way to pay for your round.

Head for one of the four courses on Shetland, perhaps the Dale at Shetland Golf Club, or try one of the five courses on Orkney – the views to the Isle of Hoy from Stromness Golf Course, for instance, are hard to beat.

Durness in the North Highlands offers golf from dawn to dusk, as does Brora Links in Sutherland and the course at Traigh near Arisaig, set amidst stunning coastal scenery, is a gem not to be missed.

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Shetland Golf Club

Shetland Golf Club