Experience some of Scotland’s most treasured courses
A trip to Northern Scotland is a voyage of discovery, with some of Scotland’s most loved and lauded courses, encompassing The Highlands, Inverness and Aberdeen. The majority of the courses here have golfing histories going back over a century, with the likes of Brora, Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart, Nairn, Cruden Bay and the more-recently built Trump International Golf Links all visited by golfers from across the globe.
The quality of golf courses in North Scotland lends itself perfectly to a golf tour, as a base in Aberdeen or Inverness will allow for easy access to the majority of courses in the area. For something more relaxing, be sure to check out the luxurious Royal Golf Hotel at Dornoch, from which you can experience the two fabulous courses available on site.
Why play golf in North Scotland?
- Classic links courses
- Stunning scenery
- Hidden gems
- Golf & whisky
Experience the joys of golf in Northern Scotland
The ideal area for a golf tour, the North of Scotland can count several of the country’s Top 10 courses amongst those on offer in the region, including Royal Dornoch, Royal Aberdeen, Castle Stuart and Trump International Golf Links. The links courses in North Scotland can rival anywhere in the UK, and recent years has seen the likes of Brora, Cruden Bay, Murcar, Castle Stuart and Tain all attract international attention with well-respected journalists and much-followed social influencers all making the pilgrimage to the area.
Many of these courses are the centre of the town, with the various restaurants, pubs and hotels all within walking distance. Be sure to make the most of your stay in all of these regions on your next visit and experience one of the warmest welcomes you’ll find of any courses within our portfolio.
If you’re looking for a hidden gem to share with your friends, the Boat of Garten Golf Club is a quirky course which winds its way through the Cairngorms National Park. Laid out by the legendary James Braid, it’s the perfect first stop on a golf tour to the Highlands, with the likes of Brora, Tain, Castle Stuart and Royal Dornoch all located further to the North.
Popular golf destinations in North Scotland
Why book a golf break in the North of Scotland?
A golf break in the North of Scotland is truly a real treat, with some fantastic courses, hotels and resorts in Aberdeen and the Highlands. While you can be assured of quality, we offer a wide selection of great value packages that can be tailored to suit your needs.
What’s more, you don’t have to worry about long haul travel as there are great road links and short flights to the North. The area is bursting with outstanding natural scenery for you to explore while off the course. From mountains, castles, manor houses and rivers, there is no comparable place on earth.
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Find the perfect base for your stay
When it comes to accommodation, the North of Scotland has it all. From grand luxury golf resorts to affordable, comfortable hotels, there is something for everyone. If you’re looking for a golf break in Aberdeen, we recommend MacLeod House & Lodge 5* where you are guaranteed unsurpassed luxury, comfort and service. Macleod House & Lodge Hotel plays host to Trump International Golf Links. Meldrum House Hotel 4* is similarly ideal, nestled within a 240-acre estate in stunning Aberdeenshire countryside.
For those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle to the quiet Highlands, we highly recommend the Macdonald Aviemore Highlands Resort 4*. It offers on-site golf and you can dine in the hotels signature restaurant, Aspects, which boasts amazing views of the breath-taking Cairngorm Mountains. Similarly, if you’re looking for a golf break that combines great golf with fantastic food The Boat Hotel 3* is ideal.
When it comes to accommodation in Inverness, we offer a great selection of venues for you to choose from including the Jurys, a welcoming three-star hotel conveniently located on the outskirts of the city centre. It offers 118 spacious comfortable rooms, a bar, a restaurant, and an onsite leisure club. Perfect for those on a golf tour, it is surrounded by some of north Scotland's finest golf courses. Alternatively, the Kingsmills Hotel is a great option for those looking for a city-centre location.