If you haven’t played a round or two of golf in the bracing fresh air and intoxicating landscape of the Highlands of Scotland you haven’t lived!
Golf Highland is determined to remedy this oversight by giving you a guide to the north of Scotland’s golf gems – 30 exceptional courses spread across Caithness, Inverness, Lochaber, Nairn, Ross-Shire, Sky, Speyside, and Sutherland.
We have added course filters, so it should be easy to browse through the collection or locate a particular course that you want to read up on.
Individual Highland golf course listings include an overview of the course, location – even a weather forecast.
Links are provided direct to the official golf club websites, so you can visit them online to find details of facilities, contact information, and how to book a round.
In a hurry? Then why not take your pick from one of our renowned High 9s – the Highland’s best 9-hole scenic courses that offer something really special.
Designed by one of the grand-masters of golf course architecture, James Braid (1870-1950), “The Boat” is set alongside the River Spey in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, only 10 minutes drive from the bustling village of Aviemore.
Set in some of the most spectacular scenery in Sutherland with Rolling Hills, Purple Heather, Scots pine and views over Loch Migdale. Peter Alliss describes Bonar ”as a mini Gleneagles”.
‘One of my favourite links is Brora on the Moray Firth, where the golfers share a precious piece of territory with a hundred or so woolly sheep. What could epitomise nature better than such a communion’ Peter Thomson, CBE, Open Champion
Set in the birthplace of Golf, Cabot Highlands embraces the rich history and unique charm of the area and enhances it with excellent service, exciting real-estate opportunities, and a distinct culture of warmth and comfort.
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.
Bernard Gallacher OBE
“The newly opened King’s Course in Inverness, designed by up and coming Scottish golf architect Stuart Rennie, is a superb addition to the other fine courses in the Highlands of Scotland. I believe it has the potential to host championships in the near future.”
“Although short, it is not a pushover by any means. And the four, five, six triangle of holes is unique. It is small but, in my experience, quite enjoyable for a pleasant round of golf” Tim Blessing
An interesting and challenging feature is the Inverness to Wick and Kyle of Lochalsh railway line which runs through the course adding to the golfers need for accuracy on a number of holes!
When Sir Alexander Dunbar of Boath stepped on to the first tee here in 1899, he declared this golfing gem open to all members and visitors. Situated in the busy golfing community of Nairn, our course is one not to be missed.
This beautiful seaside course, the most northerly 18 hole links on the British Mainland, is to be found in a spectacular setting alongside Sandside Bay in the village of Reay, 11 miles west of Thurso, on the picturesque North Coast 500 road route.
“The Royal Dornoch Struie course is as a great course that can often challenge even the most serious golfer, while giving those with higher handicaps the chance to play a highly respected links course.”
Not only have we been voted ‘Most Picturesque Golf Course in the UK’ we’ve also been awarded ‘Scottish Highlands Golf Course of the Year 2018’ by Your Golfer Magazine. Come and visit us and see why we’re award winning.
Explore ”A Hidden Gem”
This magnificent golfing haven has been named one of the UK’s hidden gems by Golf Monthly, and also dubbed “A hidden Gem in the Highlands” by no lesser person that the late, great Peter Alliss
“Tain is a classic and a “must visit” on any Highland golfing holiday. You will receive a warm welcome as I did.”
Peter Thomson, AO, CBE – 5 times Open Champion 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1965
Surely one of the most picturesque courses you will find, Ullapool Golf Course
is set on the shores of Loch Broom, directly on the North Coast 500, and offers
spectacular views from every hole.
The oldest established club on the NC500
Wick Golf Club celebrated its 150th year in 2020
Wick Golf Club in Caithness at the far North of the Highlands of Scotland is a traditional links course designed by John Sutherland.