Golf Courses in Inverness & The Highlands of Scotland

Inverness Golf Club – an 18 hole, 69 par, parkland golf course – described by golfing writer and expert Allan Ferguson as one of Scotland’s best courses.

Torvean Golf Club –  a well maintained, 18 hole, parkland golf course, located on the outskirts of Inverness.

Loch Ness Golf Course (Fairways)  – Fairways is one of the few facilities in Scotland with a full-size practice area maintained, like the rest of the course, in superb condition. Inverness’s newest 18 hole course.

Castle Stuart Golf Links – 8 miles from Inverness. A championship links course overlooking the Moray Firth and well-known landmarks that are synonymous with Inverness and the Black Isle – Kessock Bridge and Chanonry Lighthouse perhaps the most notable.

Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club – 14 miles from Inverness. Course architect James Braid’s remarkable achievement in designing 18 challenging holes within the narrow Chanonry peninsula is instantly obvious and admired by first-time visitors. Modern-day golf writers enthuse over the course layout and condition, with accolades such as ‘a gem of a course by the sea’ – ‘the smallest but perhaps the brightest jewel in the Highlands’ golfing crown’.

Muir of Ord Golf Club – 14 miles from Inverness. Muir of Ord is a typical heathland/moorland course which has steadily improved and lengthened throughout the years.

Nairn Dunbar – this world famous championship links course is just 16 miles from Inverness.  The highly rated course represents a formidable challenge with its gorse and whin lined fairways.

Nairn Golf Club – 16 miles from Inverness.  Nestling on the shores of the Moray Firth this traditional Scottish links course was created from a Highland wilderness of gorse and heather, and tests the talents of professional and amateur alike. Founded in 1887, it is now one of the best courses in Scotland, and has hosted a large number of important championships.

Strathpeffer Golf Club – 21 miles from Inverness.  Arguably, the most scenic golf course in the North of Scotland.  The drive on the first hole from tee to green features the longest drop on any course in Scotland.

Alness Golf Club – 21 miles from Inverness.  This beautifully situated 18 hole golf course is probably one of the “Best Kept Secrets of the Highlands”. The Club offers a warm welcome to both beginners and seasoned players alike and is open to visitors all year round.  The course is surrounded by natural beauty with the rolling hills of the Highlands to the north and scenic Cromarty Firth to the south.

Boat of Garten Golf Club – 30 miles from Inverness.   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. The course is not only renowned as a demanding test of sporting skill but also as a magnificent setting for the game.

Grantown on Spey Golf Club – 35 miles from Inverness.  A challenging 18 hole course situated in the Cairngorms National Park.

Royal Dornoch – 43 miles from Inverness.  Formed in 1877, Dornoch has now been a Royal club for over 100 years, and records show that the incredible natural landscape that defines golf in Dornoch has hosted golfers since 1616.  The responsibility for actually designing the Championship course fell to the legendary Old Tom Morris who used the unique links-land features to create a magical golfing experience.

Kingussie Golf Club – 44 miles from Inverness.  A very scenic 18 hole course in the Cairngorms National Park.

Newtonmore Golf Club – 47 miles from Inverness. The golf course, which mostly lies along the banks of the River Spey in the heart of Monarch of the Glen country is surrounded by some of the most dramatic and beautiful highland scenery, a definite hazard for those trying to concentrate on their golf.

Golspie Golf Club – 51 miles from Inverness.  Golspie offers a unique blend of seaside links, heath and parkland golf.