When you are playing Scottish golf courses in the Scottish Highlands it is just something else.
Where else do you get some absolutely stunning views as you walk around a very challenging course pulling your golf trolley behind you. Even if you lose the golf match you will still have had some good exercise in beautiful surroundings.
Scottish Golf Courses in the Highlands and Isles.
Inverness known as the capital of the Scottish Highlands. Situatued at the top of Loch Ness but don’t worry about that I have yet to hear any stories about our Nessie eating any golfers. I guess she appreciates a good game herself. You can learn more about this small but busy city of Inverness here.
Just a short distance away is Nairn with two very good Scottish golf courses. Nairn and Nairn Dunbar if you visit there try to play both of them. Castle Stuart is another relatively new golf course that re-opened to the public in early 2010.
Royal Dornoch is quite a bit further north. If you can get there in reasonable weather do so. This is one of the Scottish golf courses that should have been guaranteed a place on any open professional Golf Championship Tournament in Scotland. Unfortunately because of its location and difficulty of hosting a large number of players along with caddies and coaches and other professionals coupled with weather that is not easy to predict in advance it never really stood a chance. However that is good as it means the green fees are still affordable for most of us. What’s more the golf club premises (like most Scottish golf courses) still has its own friendly environment.
Brora is only a few miles away. It may not be fully up to the same high standard as the major Scottish golf courses but close enough to make it a great place for golf.
Offshore Scottish Golf Courses
While you may not be able to drive all the way you can play a great game in Whalsay. This courses is in the far north of the Shetland Isles so is the most northerly Scottish golf courses.
Back on the mainland drive around the northern coastline to Durness Golf Course. You will not find carefully tended and hand manicured greens here. Even some of the greens are not as flat as you might expect them but this probably closer to the courses originally played in the early days of Scottish golf courses as you will find today. This alone makes the game a real challenge and serves up a every satisfying day.
Whilst it only has nine holes each hole is being played twice from different tee directions making it even more enjoyable. When you play towards the par 3 green on the 9th and 18th hole you are actually hitting the golf ball over part of the Atlantic Ocean so can be quite thrilling to play.
Scottish Highlands and Isles Golf Courses. Where to play golf in Inverness, Nairn, Royal Dornoch, Durness and the Shetlands.
North East Scotland Golf Courses, Where to play in Aberdeen & Grampian
The Heartlands of Scotland Where to play in Perthshire, Angus, Dundee and Fife
South West Scotland Golf Courses where to play in Argyll, The Isles, Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway
South East Scotland Golf Courses, where to play golf in Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian, Borders