Duration: 6 days
The North of Scotland boasts some of the
finest links golf courses in Scotland and is an ideal location for
a golfing holiday.
From Inverness, travel out across the Kessock
Bridge onto the area known as the Black Isle. Along the A832 you
will find Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Course.
Designed by James Braid, this is a spectacular links golf course
set on a peninsula with sea on both sides.
Return to the A9 and travel north across the
Cromarty Firth to the village of Tain. Tain Golf
Course was designed by Old Tom Morris and the River Tain
winds right through the course coming into play at the 2nd hole.
Tain is also known for the 11th hole - The Alps - a great test of
During the summer you will be able to enjoy long
days of golf in the Highlands as there is daylight at least until
10pm. Further north of Tain, Golspie is another 18
hole golf course. It offers a mixture of links and heathland and
includes a small "lochy" pond at the 10th.
Continuing on the A9, you will reach the town of
Dornoch. This is where Madonna famously married Guy Ritchie but it
is probably best known for its magnficent links golf course at
Royal Dornoch. This Championship course,
originally the work of Tom Morris, is classic links with holes
following the natural grades of the old dunes and skirting the
beaches of Dornoch Bay. The layout of the smaller
Struie courses complements the Championship course
and provides a fresh challenge to one's golfing skills.
Finally finish your golfing break on the
beautiful Brora Golf Course. Another James Braid
designed golf course, it is a testing par 69 on a stretch of
coastline noted for fine beaches and hill walking. It is also the
home of the James Braid Society and famous for its electric fences
around the greens to protect them from sheep and cows grazing.