The Dornoch Firth area and Moray coast has its own unique microclimate. Despite the northern latitude (58 degrees north), it benefits from a temperate climate, plenty of sunshine and much less rainfall than the west coast of the UK. The rich agricultural land is evidence of this and the region produces a variety of cash crops, with barley being the most lucrative and used in the production of whisky and beer. It is no coincidence that the good climate has influenced the growth of golf in this northern outpost. Much of the coastline around the Inner Moray Firth is predominantly classic ‘Links’ topography and now supports many of Scotland’s most scenic and challenging golf venues.