The Inverness area is a fantastic destination to chose for a golfing holiday as some of the best golf courses in Scotland can be found within easy travelling distance. These include some quality links golf courses and golf courses next to the sea coast offering some magnificent views. These courses will give you a great game of golf amidst some fantastic Scottish Highland scenery ! And with a dolphin colony based in the Moray Firth you might even spot a few of these to help take your mind off golf even if just for a short time !
Castle Stuart, is a newly designed championship Links Golf Course which hosted the Scottish Open in 2012 and is well worth a visit. It has a great new clubhouse with interesting design as well as a new Resort Hotel opening.
Nairn and Royal Dornoch are "must visit" golf courses in the Inverness area as well as the very scenic Fortrose & Rosemarkie golf course. All offer fantastic views across the waters of the Moray Firth.
Another great course near Inverness is Tain Golf Club in Ross-shire, which is a traditional links course designed by Old Tom Morris, situated 9 miles south of Dornoch and 31 miles north of Inverness. It is a Championship length links with spectacular views over mountains and sea and claims to have a sheltered climate, allowing favourable golfing conditions for most of the year. The 3rd hole has been rated as one of the best 18 links holes in Scotland and Tain's 17th hole is acknowledged as one of the top 18 holes designed by Old Tom Morris. The club also has Hickory Golf Clubs for rental (inc. ladies and left handed) by prior arrangement.
South of Inverness, at Aviemore, you will find the new Spey Valley Championship Golf Course and also not far from Aviemore, you will find the quality Boat of Garten Golf Course.
Some possible places to stay for a golf break in Inverness include :
The Four Star MacDonald New Drumossie Hotel, which is set in 9 acres of parkland with views over the Moray Firth and has an award winning Grill Room. It is situated only 20 minutes from Inverness Airport and 5 minutes from the train station :
The Best Western Palace Hotel and Spa is situated on the banks of the River Ness, overlooking Inverness Castle. This excellent hotel also has a Spa which includes a 50 foot swimming pool !Click here to visit the website for the Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel and Spa
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The Kingsmills Hotel - a luxury, four star Hotel