Our list of the very best golf courses in the Highlands includes Royal Dornoch and Nairn. The north of Scotland is one the best destinations for a golf trip
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At the world’s most northerly championship links course, golf and history are inseperable. Built on land perfectly suited to its purpose, Dornoch is simply glorious.
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The pinnacle of exclusivity and quality, Skibo Castle offers an astonishing links in eternally impeccable condition. The small amount of golf played on the links only helps that fact.
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The Highlands has always been an extra special golfing retreat – think Royal Dornoch, Nairn and Brora – and thanks to Castle Stuart's creation it has been raised another notch.
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No matter how long it takes to get there, Nairn is one of those courses that any self-respecting golfer should aim to play at least once.
Great things come in small packages and never more so than at Boat. It's a sensational location, but better still, there is a marvellous layout to be enjoyed.
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Brora is the headquarters of the James Braid Golfing Society – quite an accolade considering Braid’s history and tradition of designing outstanding courses.
With the Cairngorm mountains forming the backdrop, and the River Spey running alongside a number of holes, the natural beauty of Spey is a joy to behold.
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At first glance it seems impossible that 18 holes have been squeezed into this piece of land to the cost of the layout but they have and it is a genuine treat.
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As well as having great architectural merit, Golspie is now impeccably presented. This Braid design is so much more than just a pretty holiday course.
The charm of Nairn Dunbar is in its ability to offer classic seaside holes as well as those which play between birches and whins that could be in Perthshire.