Some of the best off the radar courses in beautiful locations
There are many beautiful golf courses in Scotland aside from the Championship courses. These courses are often located on the coast or on the many islands off the mainland. We can arrange private golfing in the most unique locations.
Nairn Golf Course
Nestled in the small town of Nairn, the Championship Course is not only among the best links courses to be found in the Highlands, but in the entirety of Scotland. Despite that fact, and having notably hosted the Walker Cup in 1999, this wonderful and testing layout is largely an unsung hero.
Gullane Golf Club
Resting nearby to the legendary Muirfield, Gullane is a warm and welcoming club that boasts three excellent courses that link the stretch of links-land that has led to East Lothian being marketed as Scotland’s Golf Coast. It is hard to disagree, and No. 1 is among the best of the region’s courses.
Found in the far north of the country, Brora is the quintessential Scottish links course. 16 miles from Dornoch, the small village possesses an absolute gem of an experience, combining a beautiful location with a posse of intelligently classic holes and just a few quirks to keep it interesting.
Just a handful of miles away from the legendary and formidable Carnoustie, Panmure is a wonderfully varied and testing course. It was famously where Ben Hogan practiced ahead of his iconic Open victory at the nearby Championship Course.
Featuring small and tricky greens, undulating fairways, and even shots over a beach, this short course (at less than 5,500 yards) is becoming more prominent in the minds of experts and visitors, who are consistently enchanted by its traditional and charming qualities.
Located on the Chanonry Peninsula in the ‘Black Isle’ our Scottish links golf course enjoys breathtaking views over the Moray Firth, very close to the City of Inverness. Our links course is the 15th Oldest Recorded Club in the World (1793). The course was later re-designed by the five time Open Champion James Braid in 1932.
Boat of Garten
Designed by one of the grand-masters of golf course architecture, James Braid (1870-1950), “TheBoat” is set alongside the River Spey in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, only 10 minutes drive from the bustling village of Aviemore.
Crail / Balcomie
Formed in 1786, the Society is the 7th oldest golf club in the world.
Our two courses – Balcomie Links and Craighead Links – combine spectacular views and extraordinary holes to provide challenging and enjoyable golf. The course is very picturesque but also very challenging for the amateur golfer. Like most good links courses, mapping your way through the lumps and bumps of the course requires alot of imagination.
Designed by James Braid with influences from Dr. Alistair McKenzie, the renowned architect of the Augusta National course, Rosemount has played host to a number of prestigious professional and amateur tournaments. The more forgiving fairways are compensated with larger and more undulating greens than its younger neighbour, giving the golfer a testing but rewarding challenge.
If you’re looking for a golf hotel in Scotland, look no further than Macdonald Aviemore Resort, home of the spectacular Spey Valley Championship Golf Course. … Served in the intimate lounge of the Spey Valley Championship Golf Clubhouse where non-members and non-golfers are welcome.