Experience golf in the wilds of Scotland
The Highlands are possibly one of Scotland’s most defining features from the rest of the UK, however, the area isn’t always considered for great golf with the growth of Inverness, golf is fast-becoming a popular pastime in this area. A quick plane journey from anywhere in the UK and you could be on the tee at one of the best Highlands golf courses within a couple of hours, and with so much to see and do in the lively city of Inverness there is something for everyone.
Why play golf in the Highlands?
- Golf & Whiskey
- Daily flights to Inverness from all major airports
- Host of The Scottish Open
- Dramatic coastlines & beautiful landscapes
The Scottish Highlands - a diamond in the rough
Golf in Scotland is possibly its most popular pastime and sport, however golf in the highlands remains relatively unheralded by many, yet the Highlands golf courses certainly live up to the quality and historic value that the more known courses further south do, meaning that golfers are near enough guaranteed to receive a fantastic quality experience for a fraction of the price.
The Highlands have many courses of note, however, a favourite of ours is certainly Castle Stuart Golf Links, a contemporary links course located 20 minutes from Inverness Airport. This golf course only opened in 2009, yet the land has taken so well to it that golfers could be fooled into thinking this outstanding course has existed for 150 years. Another Golfbreaks customer favourite of the Highlands is Royal Dornoch and its two courses. The Championship Course is consistently voted into the Top 20 courses globally, yet surprisingly it still hasn’t hosted The Open, and the Struie Course which although it lives in the shadow of the Championship Course has earned itself significant repute.
Most popular golf resorts in the Highlands
Popular golf destinations in the Highlands
Quaint bars, restaurants & picturesque scenery
The Highlands of Scotland, though sparsely populated, is an ideal base to explore the North of the country. Not only do you have quaint traditional bars and restaurants in the area, but also fantastic accommodation options and the golf courses are surrounded by picturesque scenery. What’s more, the town is easily accessible. You don’t have to worry about booking expensive flights. Discover fantastic golf right on your doorstep.
In the Highlands, you can leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind, relax and enjoy some of the world’s best courses. Why would you need to travel anywhere else? Many of the golf courses are unheralded and best experienced from the lively city of Inverness that boasts an amazing atmosphere that keeps golfers returning year after year.
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Not sure where to play? Browse our map and find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.
World-class hospitality in the historical highlands
Remember we are here to help you build your perfect golf break, and part of that is making sure you choose the right accommodation to suit your budget and preferences. We highly recommend the Macdonald Aviemore Highlands Resort 4*. Spey Valley’s challenging aspects and unique environment make the course an ideal venue for a Scottish Highlands golf break. You can dine in the hotels signature restaurant, Aspects, which boasts views of the breathtaking Cairngorm Mountains.
If you’re looking for a luxury golf break that’s close to some outstanding golf, then Royal Marine hotel 4* is for you. Similarly, if you’re looking for a golf break that combines great golf with fantastic food The Boat Hotel 3* is ideal. It is a privately owned hotel, set amidst the spectacular Cairngorm landscape and is adjacent to the renowned Boat of Garten Golf Course and the River Spey.