Argyll and Bute golf courses
Dragon's Tooth Golf Course is located on a historic estate now serves as a charming country house hotel and golf course with antique Georgian furnishings and a walled garden. Built in 1640, the estate is rich with local stories and historic, lending character to the golf course, which was completed in 2002.
This 9-hole golf course on the Isle of Tiree, known for its great windsurfing and bird watching, plays to 5,788 yards for the full 18. It's an extremely accommodating golf course, with no trees or water hazards.
Vaul Golf Club
Isle of Tiree
Argyll PA77 6TP
Highland golf courses
A traditional highland golf course, Abernethy is built on natural moorland and surrounded by stunning pine trees. It plays to 5,052 yards over the full 18. Novices and seasoned golfers alike will find much to enjoy at Abernathy Golf Club.
Abernethy Golf Club
The course opened in 1993 and is situated at the foot of Strathglass, an area renowned for its outstanding natural beauty and great wealth of wildlife. Designed as a family course, with large quality greens subtly blending into the landscape.
Aigas Golf Course
Alness Golf Club is located on the shores of the picturesque Cromarty Firth and is only a 20-mile drive north of Inverness International Airport. The Alness golf course has been around since 1904 and has undergone some significant changes in the last 100 years.
Alness Golf Club
Boat of Garten Golf Club's 5,876-yard course plays to a par 70 from the back tees. The golf course features tree-lined fairways and scenic views of the Cairngorm Mountains. Inland birch-tree lined fairways; very scenic overlooking the Cairngorm Mountains.
Boat of Garten Golf and Tennis Club
Boat of Garten
The 5,362-yard, nine-hole course at Bonar Bridge-Ardgay Golf Club is a magnificent blend of heath and moorland features. It's widely considered one of the most picturesque golf courses in the Highlands.
Bonar Bridge - Ardgay Golf Club
Designed by James Braid, Brora Golf Club hasn't changed much since the revered golf course architect left the grounds in 1923. It remains a traditional links layout measuring 6,156 yards from the tips.
Sutherland KW9 6QS
The course, designed by Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie, offers the golfer a rare opportunity to play a links course which remains firm and fast. It requires a broad repertoire of shots, not simply the modern style of aerial bombardment golf, and demands that any golfer, regardless of standard, is rewarded for thoughtful and skilful play rather than for power.
The Carnegie Club
Location: A9 towards Wick. After crossing Dornoch Firth, first left signposted. Close to Inverness which enjoys excellent air, rail and road links. By car Skibo is forty-five minutes north of Inverness.
The Carnegie Club
Carrbridge Golf Club was formed in 1980 but there had been a Golf Course on this site for many years before. The course has been moulded around the natural contours of the land and so offers few man made hazards, but many natural ones.
Carrbridge Golf Club
Castle Stuart Golf Links, designed by Mark Parsinen and Gil Hanse, is a championship links golf course overlooking no only the Moray Firth, but also landmarks synonymous with Inverness and the Black Isle (Chanonry Lighthouse and Kessock bridge are perhaps the most notable).
Cawdor Castle was built in 1370 at a time when clubs were in constant use in Scotland, but not for sporting reasons. Things have subsequently been refined so that now people enjoy picking on small white balls rather than each other, and they have done so at Cawdor with much delight and occasional oath since 1976.
Cawdor Castle Ltd
One of Scotland's most famous traditional links courses, Royal Dornoch Championship Links lies in the Scottish Highlands. An Old Tom Morris design from the 19th century, there is evidence of golf being played on these grounds dating back to 1616.
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Dornoch IV25 3LW
Craggan Golf Course runs alongside the river Spey in the Highland Region of Scotland, boasting spectacular views of Cairngorm Mountains to the south and the Cromdale Hills to the east.
Craggan Fishery & Golf Course, Craggan Farm
Grantown on Spey
Durness Golf Club is a nine-hole golf course, but with 18 different tees, most holes can be played differently the second time around. The scenery is stunning throughout with a variety of wildlife and plants.
Durness Golf Club
Sutherland IV27 4PN
Harry Shapland Colt designed this golf course in 1924 on the banks of the Caledonian Canal near Loch Ness. Fort Augustus Golf Club is a challenging 9-hole heathland layout. You'll have to be accurate off the tee with the thick gorse and heather that lines the narrow fairways.
Fort Augustus Golf Club
Measuring 6,217 yards from the white tees, Fort William is a fairly long golf course. It provides excellent views of the surrounding mountains from its fairways and greens. Club and trolley rentals are available, and tees, balls and gloves are sold at the bar.
Fort William Golf Club
Scotland, UK PH33 6SN
Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club is a James Braid design that measures nearly 6,000 yards from the tips. It's not long, but the golf course's small, deceptive greens and strategically placed bunkers will keep things interesting.
Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club
Ness Road East
Scotland, IV10 8SE
This par-62 course at Gairloch Golf Club measures 4,108 yards from the tips. The facility includes a spacious clubhouse overlooking the ninth and 18th green. Food is served daily at the clubhouse, which is known for dishing out some of the best soups in town.
Scotland IV21 2BD
Highland village located in the centre of the East coast of Sutherland. The village boasts attractive beaches and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. There are many attractions and amenities for visitors to enjoy.
Golspie Golf Club
This 9-hole course is something different from most seaside links. The Helmsdale Golf Club layout winds through bracken, gorse and broom, making for a truly beautiful setting in the spring and summer.
Helmsdale Golf Club
Location: A9 north from Inverness, then B817 entering town from west along the High Street. Turn left at Albany Road and left again over the railway bridge (Cromlet Drive). Continue to the end of the road.
Invergordon Golf Club
King George Street
At 6,112 yards from the back tees, this course plays to a par 72. Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy Inverness Golf Club's opening hole, a par 4 with a generous fairway. But don't get too carried away off the tee; it's best to be a bit conservative.
Inverness Golf Club
Inverness, IV2 3XQ
When playing the full 18, this nine-hole golf course offers several alternative tee positions coming back in, allowing golfers to mix it up a bit. Isle of Skye is an ideal play for novice and seasoned golfers alike.
The Isle of Skye Golf Club
Isle Of Skye
Kingussie Golf Club was established in 1891. In 1908, Kingussie sought the advice of Harry Vardon and extended the course to 18 holes. While some improvements and modifications have been made, the golf course is still very much as it was - Highland golf at its best.
Kingussie Golf Club
The 1,442-yard, par-29 Wee Course is the perfect compliment to its big brother. And like its big brother, the Wee Course boasts generous fairways and excellent conditioning. The facility also includes a clubhouse with a restaurant, a pro shop and conference area. Golf lessons are available from the club pro.
Loch Ness Golf Club
This 5,900-yard par 70 may seem short by today's standards, but Loch Ness Golf Course's New Course is no walk in the park. It will push experienced golfers to shoot handicap, while not pummelling novices.
Loch Ness Golf Club
This 9-hole course measures 3,575 over the full 18 and plays to a par 60. It may not be long, but Lochcarron Golf Club requires a level of accuracy that will test low handicappers.
Lochcarron Golf Club
At only 4,004 yards for the full 18, Lybster Golf Club is among the shortest nine-hole golf courses in Scotland, making it popular with golfers of a range of skill levels. The longest hole is only 318 yards, with the shortest coming in at 90 yards.
Lybster Golf Club
Architect James Braid originally designed a nine-hole golf course at Muir of Ord Golf Club, but it's since been extended to 18. Today Muir of Ord is a heathland course with snug fairways and difficult greens that demand accuracy.
Muir of Ord Golf Club
Muir Of Ord
This championship links course on the shores of the Moray Firth has earned a reputation for excellence in recent years. Nairn Dunbar Golf Club has hosted several prominent events, including the Northern Open Professional Championship, the Scottish Ladies Amateur Stroke Play and the Scottish Boys Stroke Play.
Nairn Dunbar Golf Club
Nairn, IV12 5AE
Measuring 6,041 yards from the back tees, Newtonmore Golf Club is surrounded by some of the most beautiful highland scenery. Just try not to get too distracted at this more than 100-year-old club.
Newtonmore Golf Club
Golf Course Road
You have a view of the sea from every hole at Reay Golf Club. This makes for an unforgettable golf experience. The Reay golf course measures 5,831 yards from the back tees and opens and closes with a par 3.
Reay Golf Club
This nine-hole parkland golf course plays to a par-62 over the full 18. Skeabost Golf Club features narrow and well-fortified greens, offering low handicappers a tough test of golf. Feel like relaxing after your round? Head to the hotel bar on site for a few pints.
Skeabost Golf Club
Isle of Skye
Location: Spean Bridge, near Fort William.
Highlands PH34 4EU
Spey Valley's signature hole is the fifth, the longest hole in Scotland at 635 yards. However, several other holes deserve a mention for their natural beauty. The sixth spans a lake, which has been adopted as a nesting site by a bird colony.
Spey Valley Golf Course
Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort
Tom Morris was one of the original designers of this golf course, which was founded in 1888. Today, Strathpeffer Spa Golf Club is sometimes described as a jewel in the Scottish Higlands.
Strathpeffer Spa Golf Club
Golf Course Road
Long in the shadow of its big brother at Royal Dornoch, the Championship Course, Struie has come into its own. Over the past few years the golf course has received some major renovation, and today it is a spectacular 6,265-yard par 71.
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Dornoch IV25 3LW
Old Tom Morris designed this traditional Scottish Highland links course only a few miles from Dornoch. The championship links course boasts spectacular sea and mountain views. Tain Golf Club's third hole has been rated among the best in Scotland. Its no. 17 has been recognized as one of the top 18 holes designed by Old Tom Morris.
Tain Golf Club
Feel like warming up before tackling Royal Dornoch or another of Scotland's premier golf courses? Head to Tarbat Golf Club. This 5,298-yard seaside links will help you ease gently into your Scotland golf vacation. That doesn't mean it's a cream pie though.
Tarbat Ness Road
Ross-shire IV20 1YA
Nairn Golf Club is a can't miss stop for championship links golf in the Scottish Highlands, located between Inverness and Dornoch. The first seven holes of this 19th century links play along the Moray Firth, which is visible from every hole.
Nairn Golf Club
Nairn, IV12 4HB
You better like playing in a stiff wind - because that's what you're going to get at this 18-hole golf course at the tip of the Scottish Highlands. The narrow fairways and out-of-bounds on most holes add even more difficulty.
Thurso Golf Club
Newlands of Geise
Founded in 1962, Torvean Golf Club was originally a nine-hole parkland layout. It was extended to a full 18 in 1981 and has been undergoing constant improvements ever since. Torvean Golf Club, which measures 5,784 yards from the back tees, has three ponds and one of the longest par 5 holes in the north of Scotland at 565 yards.
This course has some spectacular scenery. Perched on the dunes, it was redesigned and opened in 1995 but of course still offers beautiful settings of the Scottish West Coast at its best.
Traigh Golf Course
Inverness-shire, PH39 4NT
Ullapool Golf Club is an exceptionally picturesque nine-hole course with alternative tees for the second nine to lend a bit of variety to the round. The golf course is laid out from the northern boundaries of Ullapool down to the shores of Loch Broom.
Ullapool Golf Club
Location: North of Wick, off A9.
Wick Golf Club
Moray golf courses
Ballindalloch Castle Golf Course, with its nine holes and 18 tees, provides a fair test for golfers of all standards. The golf course is set on the banks of the Avon River, among 150-year-old trees and with marvelous views of the surrounding purple heather-clad hills and native birch woods.
Ballindalloch Castle Golf Course
Location: South of Elgin on A941
Designed by Open Championship winners James Braid and Willie Park, this par-70 golf course measures just under 6,300 yards from the tips. Forres Golf Club may not be a very long play by today's standards, but it is nevertheless a challenging round of golf.
Forres Golf Club
Playing to a par 67, Garmouth and Kingston Golf Club measures 5,455 yards from the tips. It's known for its small greens and challenging hazards. Though short, No. 8 is a particularly difficult hole.
Garmouth and Kingston Golf Club
Located in the beautiful Spey Valley, Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club boasts magnificent views toward the Cairngorm range and the Cromdale Hills. Walking is relatively easy, and the golf course presents a fair challenge for every calibre of golfer.
Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club
Golf Course Road
Morayshire, PH26 3HY
This 18-hole golf course - originally laid out as nine holes - is one of the most demanding tests of golf in the north of Scotland. Gorse and broom guard most fairways, bunkers have been added and the course was recently lengthened.
Hopeman Golf Club
Sir Henry Cotton extended this into an 18-hole golf course in 1979. Playing to a par 69, Moray Golf Club's New Course measures 6,008 yards, making it considerably shorter than the Old Course.
Moray Golf Club
Scotland, IV31 6QS
The revered Tom Morris designed this golf course more than 100 years ago. It measures just under 7,000 yards from the tips and plays to a par 71. The links design boasts plenty of gorse and pot bunkers.
Moray Golf Club
Scotland, IV31 6QS
This is a visually pleasing undulating links course with a long beach on one side. Measuring 5,726 yards from the tips, Spey Bay Golf Club is a par 70. Gorse and heather line the fairways here, and the beach creates a natural border on some holes - though it won't come into play unless you're completely wild off the tee.
Spey Bay Golf Club
Spey Bay Hotel
Moray, IV32 7PJ