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There’s a wonderful air of mystery and tranquillity in the Highlands. Despite its turbulent history, you’ll discover amongst magnificent mountains, delightful lochs and a rugged coastline many of Scotland’s most romantic castles and quaint whisky distilleries. The city of Inverness is the Highland capital and is a perfect base for golfers combining the magnificent links at Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart and Nairn.
The Highlands is a majestic landscape of rugged mountains and legendary lochs. Here you’ll experience Scotland’s culture, history and mind-blowing scenery at its very best. You’ll discover Scotland’s most beautiful castles and famous whiskies, combined with the experience of superb food and great Highland hospitality. Inverness is at the heart of the Highlands and its airport, just 3 miles from Castle Stuart and 10 miles from Nairn, offers direct flights from London and Amsterdam, providing easy connections from around the world. Golf in the Highlands is equally spectacular with World Ranked No. 5 by Golf Digest, Royal Dornoch, a must-play pilgrimage for golfers worldwide. Castle Stuart, is a fun course for all abilities and despite only opening in 2009, it will host the Scottish Open for a 4th time in 2016. Nairn is another superb traditional links course on the shore of the Moray Firth and has hosted many international events, including the Curtis Cup and Walker Cup.
Set amongst the impressive sand dunes of Inverness, a golfing masterpiece has emerged that looks set to challenge the ancient golf links of Scotland. In the mold of Kingsbarns and the Castle Course, which have received rave reviews despite their relative infancy, Castle Stuart offers a golfing experience that captivates the mind and tests every element on in your golfing armory. With impressive vistas across the Moray Firth, it not only is pleasing on the eye but also has been designed to ensure every level of golfer is tested to the very best of their ability.
Nairn Golf Club
The Nairn Golf Course is a traditional out & bakc links course, which was founded in 1887. It has the longest continuous lateral hazard in Scotland as the first 7 holes lie on The Moray Firth. The Nairn Golf Course hosted The Walker Cup in 1999 and The Curtis Cup in 2012. Once you've tackeled the challenging links, it will leave wanting to come back again and again.
Ranked #5 in the World and #1 in Scotland, the Championship Course at Royal Dornoch Golf Club is highly acclaimed for good reason. Officially formed in 1877, golf was played on the famed land that forms the famous links long before its official formation. The original course was only 9 holes and in 1886, the club invited Old Tom Morris to visit Dornoch and begin the designs for a full 18 hole course. Earning its Royal designation in 1906 from King Edward VII, Royal Dornoch Golf Club remains true to its small town roots and creates a very relaxed and welcomed environment for visitors around the world.
Tain Golf Club is a traditional Highland links course designed by Old Tom Morris. The championship length links offers one of the best settings int he Highlands for a round of golf. With the sea on one side and the backdrop of the mountains behind, Tain offers a challenging but varied round for golfers of all skill levels.