The Scottish highlands is famed for its rich history, whisky distilleries, breath-taking countryside and great golf courses. Visiting the Scottish Highlands will be a great supplement to your golf tour. The highlands combines challenging courses with some of the best scenery in the world. Tremendous pine woodland, glinting lochs, looming mountains and wind swept beaches, the highlands is a stunning backdrop for golf.
Our Favourite Golf Courses
Royal Dornoch – Opening in 1877 Royal Dornoch is a Scottish links classic and embodies traditional links golf. Isolated, rugged and natural, you are not just battling the course but also the harsh Scottish elements. With beautiful views over the Dornoch Firth, Royal Dornoch is regularly voted in the top three courses in Scotland.
Castle Stuart Golf Links – Opened in 2009 this stunning links venue has hosted the Scottish Open 4 times. The course meanders alongside the Moray Forth and offers a stiff challenge with breath taking views.
Spey Valley Golf – Set in the heart of the Scottish Highlands this championship course offers scenic views. A challenging layout that blends into the natural surroundings. The course features great wildlife including ospreys, red squirrels and deer.
Nairn Golf Club – This classic links set-up was carved into the heather and gorse terrain. The course is regularly included in Scotland’s top 20 courses and has stunning views over the Moray Firth.
Moray – Designed by the famous Old Tom Morris, Moray combines slick greens, deep pot bunkers, gorse lined fairways and natural beauty. One of Scotland’s true hidden gems.
Our Favourite Hotels In The Highlands
Boath House is a grade A Georgian mansion situated at Auldearn, near Nairn. The house combines a modern contemporary feel with traditional Scottish architecture. No two bedrooms are then same, each have their own individual style and decor. Boath House combines great service with atheistic surroundings.
Links House is situated at the first tee at Royal Dornoch and has tremendous views over the renowned links course. The hotel has an air of sophistication and one can explore the regal library and drawing room. Links house oozes class and provides fine dining with exceptional service.
Muckrach Country House Hotel Set in the stunning surroundings of Speyside, Muckrach offers luxury self-catering. This traditional Scottish tower overlooks the picturesque River Dulnain and offers a tranquil environment after a long day on the course.
If you would like to know more about golf and accommodation in the highlands please get in touch and one of our travel consultants can answer any questions.