You wouldn’t imagine, with its rugged mountainous landscape that the Highlands could possibly be home to any golf courses. How wrong you would be, as there are over 46 courses around the Highlands combining championship courses amidst unique scenery. Many courses are open Dawn to Dusk, which in the summer in the Highlands makes for an extremely late finish.
Many of our recommended B&Bs offer packed lunches, early breakfasts and evening meals to fit around your days golfing. Just ask
Finished in 2009, this course quickly made it into the world’s Top 100 Golf Courses thanks in part to its spectacular location on the Moray Firth. The course has already hosted a number of championships including the Scottish Open. Only 25 minutes from Inverness Airport. Open to visitors from the end of March to end November. Booking advised.
Despite the arrival of its glamorous new neighbour (Castle Stuart), Nairn Championship Course still holds its position in the Top 50 of the world’s golf courses. The hands of several famous course designers from Tom Morris, James Baird and Ben Sayers have played a part in developing the course. Open to visitors and tee times can be booked easily online. Open all year to visitors
Royal Dornoch Golf Club is home to two courses, the Championship Links course and the Struie Course. The Championship course regularly features highly in world rankings, but has hosted relatively few modern professional tournaments. Recognised as being a ‘must play’ course by many professionals, it is worth the effort to travel to this part of Scotland to experience the wild and rugged course. Open to Visitors all year and booking strongly advised.
Wick Golf Course is one of the most northerly clubs on mainland UK and the oldest course on the NC500, set up in September 1870. The 18 hole links course is nestled in the dunes of Keiss Beach overlooking Sinclair's Bay. The first 9 holes are relatively flat looking out towards the North Sea and heading back beside the sand dunes with well positioned bunkers and smooth rolling greens. Visitors are welcome and no need to book a Tee.