• Castle Stuart
    Castle Stuart
  • Cruden Bay
    Cruden Bay
  • Nairn
  • Royal Aberdeen
    Royal Aberdeen
  • Trump International Golf Links Scotland
    Trump International Golf Links Scotland

The Highlander

The Highlands: great golf & exceptional whisky.

Map of Scotland - Highlands & Aberdeen

The Highlands of Scotland, sometimes known more for its topography and whisky distilling prowess, is also a haven for golf. Traditional links golf and superb inland experiences offer you tranquillity, solitude and outstanding natural beauty. Superb links courses, many the work of Old Tom Morris and James Braid, attract the major winners of today, who visit the Highlands of Scotland for the pure personal pleasure of walking the natural seaside turf. The River Dee, lends its name to the Deeside region and this region's North Sea coastline is perfect terrain for exceptional golf courses. 

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You could quite easily come to Scotland and focus on Inverness or Aberdeen areas alone. Note: many of our clients enjoy multiple rounds on courses like Nairn or Cruden Bay.

Day 1 - Welcome to Scotland

Arrive Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport where you driver will be waiting or collect your rental car. Drive north through the Cairngorms National Park to the town of Inverness where you will base for 3 nights. 

Stay in Inverness at Kingsmill Hotel or similar

Day 2 - Play Castle Stuart Golf Links

Castle Stuart’s goal is to add to the rich fabric of golf in the Scottish Highlands – a fabric made rich by Royal Dornoch, Nairn, Brora, and many other fine Scottish golf clubs. A setting and topography that combine to make the golf experience visually memorable; the golf holes are 18 compositions that place the notable landmarks of the Moray Firth directly into the player’s perspective. A host to the Scottish Open on the European Tour, this "new" links is an instant classic. This course was the venue when Phil Mickelson won the Scottish Open the week prior to wining the Open Championship at Muirfield in 2013.

Stay in Inverness at Kingsmill Hotel or similar

Day 3 - Play Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Evidence exists of golf being played in this region in 1616. Surely the only reason it has never hosted a professional tournament is its location in the north of the country. Ranked #2 in Golf Digest's World Top 100 in 2018.

Stay in Inverness at Kingsmill Hotel or similar

Day 4 - Play Nairn Golf Club

Nestling on the shores of the Moray Firth lies one of Scotland's finest Golf Courses. This traditional Scottish golf links course was created from a Highland wilderness of gorse and heather, and tests the talents of professional and amateur alike. Founded in 1887, it is now one of the best courses in Scotland, and has hosted a large number of important championships including the 1999 Walker Cup and 2012 Curtis Cup.

After golf today, transfer south to Deeside and Aberdeen.

Stay in Aberdeen at Malmaison or similar

Day 5 - Play Cruden Bay

Cruden Bay is known for its rolling terrain and memorable holes such as the par-3 4th. Originally designed by Tom Morris of St Andrews and Archie Simpson in 1899 and re-designed in the 1920’s by Tom Simpson and Herbert Fowler; it is either quirky or a masterpiece but one thing is for sure, this is one that will linger long in the memory and is a guaranteed fun time. 

Stay in Aberdeen at Malmaison or similar

Day 6 - Royal Aberdeen

A championship links course founded in 1870 but where golf was played since 1589, this is Royalty! Perhaps the best front nine in Scottish links golf. It, Cruden Bay and Trump International all have dune-terrain unlike other parts of Scotland and are true tests of golf-skill and course management.

Stay in Aberdeen at Malmaison or similar

Day 7 - Play Trump International Scotland Aberdeen

Perhaps the best course to have been built in Scotland in the last 100 years. The immense dunes here and traditional north-south routing, make this course memorable and a delight to play. The 229 yard par-3 13th is a classic; as is the view from the back-tee on 18.

After golf today, transfer south to a hotel closer to your departure airport. St. Andrews is a possible base for tonight and anyone wishing to extend their trip for a few days could perhaps take a shot at the Old Course St. Andrews.

Day 8 - Depart from Edinburgh Airport

All good things must come to an end...unfortunately!
Time to begin the process for your next trip to the Britain, Ireland or beyond.

Tour Costs

Due to a number of variables, the cost for this tour is flexible and will be determined once we create a customized tour proposal for your group.

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