Durness Golf Club

In Sutherland

About Durness Golf Club

Durness is located in one of the most remote areas of mainland Scotland, way up in the far northwest corner of the country, close to Cape Wrath. It’s an area of unspoiled natural beauty, with miles of rugged coastline, vast tracts of barren moorland and isolated pockets of beautiful sandy beaches. If you have been on the North Coast 500, we lie right on this famous route 77 miles North of Dornoch; with the closest main airport south east of us at Inverness.

If your idea of finding a links golf course involves an adventure, remoteness, turquoise ocean & sandy beaches then Durness GC could well be the golf experience you have been looking for.

Designed by three local golf enthusiasts – Lachie Ross, Ian Morrison and Francis Keith – and opened in 1988, Durness Golf Club nestles on Scotland’s north coast and is Britain’s most north westerly golf course on the mainland. We are a 9 hole links, but with a second set of tees that provides a fine 18 hole experience, set against some of the most stunning landscape backdrops you will see in the golfing world.

It’s in this spectacular setting that the golf course at Durness Golf Club is set and it’s recognised as one of the true hidden gems of Scottish golf, featuring on many a “must play” list of golfers who’ve read about the beguiling attractions of this little 9-hole links layout.

The 6th/15th is the only par five on the card and it’s a wonderful long hole, sweeping right around Loch Lanlish to the green. Fabulous though this hole undoubtedly is, the par three 9th /18th hole trumps it somewhat, as it calls for a tee shot to be played across a sea inlet to a small sand-protected green on the other side.


Designed By

Lachie Ross, Ian Morrison and Francis Keith


Balnakeil, Durness IV27 4PX


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Recently voted in 2020 by Golf Magazine USA – in its first ever World’s Top 50 / 9 Hole Courses (12th) and in Golf World UK’s Top 100 Courses 2021 in GB and Ireland (65th) – your unforgettable golf journey can now begin.

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