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Discover Dornoch and Things to do in the Scottish Highlands - Nearby and Notable Courses

In addition to the Highland Classics (Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart, Carnegie Links, Nairn, Brora, Tain and Golspie), the Highlands offer several Nearby and Notable Courses of tremendous history, challenge and charm.

Our local golf courses are among the most attractive things to do in Dornoch and provide a great way to unwind and relax after a busy week

Boat of Garten is the premium parkland-style course in the Highlands spectacularly located 40 minutes southeast of Inverness, alongside the River Spey in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.  Founded in 1898 as simply a 6-hole layout, but wonderfully upgraded in 1930 by James Braid the Boat is often referred to as the “the Gleneagles of the North”, offering simply beautiful views into the snow-capped Cairngorms.

Cullen Golf Club, a small Moray coastline gem with exceptional seaward views founded in 1870.  Old Tom Morris designed the front nine and local Moray Golf Club professional Charles Neaves added the back nine in 1907. Located in the Royal Burgh of Cullen, 20 miles east of Nairn, Cullen is perfect for short game focus as this unique layout incorporates 10 par 3’s including crazily, a quartet of 4 quirky sequential par 3’s on the back nine.

Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club enjoys spectacular views, wonderfully located in the village of Fortrose on the Chanory Peninsula directly across the Moray Firth from Castle Stuart.  Established in 1888 and redesigned by James Braid in 1932, the course is set on a very narrow peninsula jutting into the Moray Firth five hundred yards wide at its neck with a beautiful lighthouse at the point.  A tight and challenging course best played on a fine sunny day with light breezes.

Hopeman Golf Club is located approximately 8 miles east of Nairn Golf Club short of Moray Golf Club and adjacent to exclusive Gordonstoun School, whose alumni include Price Charles and Prince Andrew among many notables.  The Club is a quiet traditional styled gem in the Brora and Tain variety, again on the beautiful Moray Firth.  Founded in 1909 by the Professional at Moray Golf club, Charles Neaves.  In 1985, the course was extended to 18 holes designed by then Hopeman Professional JN McKenzie.  Paul Lawrie, Open Champion in 1999, was made Honorary Club President during the Club’s Centennial year and states Hopeman’s signature 12th hole, Prieshach (Gaelic for shrub-filled hollow) is perhaps the best par-3 he has ever played. Andrew Ross and Craig Morrison selected Hopeman’s 12th in their book 18 Greatest Scottish Golf Holes published 2010.   The balance of Hopeman offer excellent fairways and greens, many with stunning water views, rocks, ledges, stone dykes and streams.  It is a lovely discovery for any visitor and a timeless quiet place to return year after year.  

Moray Golf Club, is located approximately 10 miles east of Nairn, should be placed into the category of Highland Classics as it offers 2 brilliant seaside 18-hole links and a glorious historic clubhouse in the Muirfield, Prestwick or Sunningdale vernacular. Moray golf club is a certain visit for those who sincerely wish to say they have played all the greats in the Highlands. Founded in 1888 with The Old Course laid out by Old Tom Morris includes the finishing hole in Andrew Ross and Craig Morrison’s book 18 Greatest Scottish Golf Holes published 2010.  Moray’s 2nd 18-hole links, Moray New, was built in 1906 from a design of Sir Henry Cotton.

Taken together with the Highland Classics, these Nearby and Notable courses deliver one of the finest golf experiences known.  Come and enjoy them all with Highland hospitality!           

+44 (0)1862 810279 Links House,
Golf Road,
Dornoch,
Highland,
Scotland, IV25 3LW
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