Play the Best Golf Courses in the Scottish Highlands

Scotland Highland Golf

The Scottish Highlands is one of the most talked-about destinations in world golf and home to number two ranked golf course in the world, Royal Dornoch Golf Club. Donald Ross, the grandfather of Golf Course design hails from Dornoch and went on to build some of the most famous courses in the world. Other gems in the Highlands include Nairn Golf Club, Brora Golf Club, Castle Stuart Golf Links, Cruden Bay Golf Club & Royal Aberdeen Golf Club.

Sample Itinerary Summary

The Highlands

6 Nights Hotel Accommodation & 6 Rounds of Golf

Day 1  Depart USA For Scotland
Day 2  Hotel:  Kingsmills Hotel                  Golf:  Nairn
Day 3  Hotel:  Kingsmills Hotel                  Golf:  Royal Dornoch
Day 4  Hotel:  Kingsmills Hotel                  Golf:  Castle Stuart Golf Links
Day 5  Hotel:  Sandman   Hotel                 Golf:  Cruden Bay
Day 6  Hotel:  Sandman   Hotel                 Golf:  Trump International Golf Links
Day 7  Hotel:  Sandman   Hotel                 Golf:  Royal Aberdeen
Day 8  Depart Scotland for Home

The following categories of accommodation are available:

Standard       Glenmhor Hotel & Sandman Hotel
Classic          Kingsmills Hotel & Sandman Hotel
Executive      Ness Walk & Marcliffe Hotel
Luxury           Culloden House & Macleod House

The following transportation options are available:

Self-Drive      Fully automatic rental vehicle
Escorted        Luxury vehicle with personal driver/guide

For more information, please click on the "request quote" tab or call SGH Golf at 1-800-284-8884.

Scotland's Highlands

Golf Courses

Driving net & putting green

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 Walker Cup and the Amateur Championship. The Amateur will again be played over these links in 2021.

Driving net & putting green

Royal Dornoch is spellbinding and many golfers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to these natural links at some point in their lives. It is often quoted as one of the must-play courses.

It's the timeless setting that makes Royal Dornoch such a pleasing place to play golf. It's wild, isolated and, at the same time, absolutely beautiful; there's the blaze of colour in early summer when the gorse is in flower.

Full practice facilities

Castle Stuart Golf Links, designed by Mark Parsinen and Gil Hanse, is a championship links golf course overlooking no only the Moray Firth, but also landmarks synonymous with Inverness and the Black Isle (Chanonry Lighthouse and Kessock bridge are perhaps the most notable). The course has played host to the Scottish Open on 4 occasions which is a real feat for such a young course.

Full practice facilities

Cruden Bay Golf Course creates unique challenges, demanding the skills of power, placement and fine judgment. The golf course is set against a backdrop of subtly contoured greens and panoramic views.

Designed by Old Tom Morris and opened in 1899, Cruden Bay was redesigned to the current layout by Tom Simpson and Herbert Fowler in 1926. The golf course offers an internationally famous golfing experience, old-fashioned links golf at its best.

Full Practice facilities

Trump International Golf Links Scotland sits on a rugged stretch of the Aberdeenshire coastline. Covered in sandy dunes, the landscape is the ideal terrain for links golf. The layout of the golf course follows the natural contours of the land, dipping into the scenic valleys and tumbling across gentle hills.

The dune are some of the biggest on any golf course, anywhere in the world. This is a golf course that must be seen in person to appreciate its true beauty.

Full practice facilities

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland, was founded in 1780 as the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen and became the Aberdeen Golf Club in 1815. Until 1888 members played on the Queen's Links close to the city before moving across the River Don to the links at Balgownie. In the past 15 years, the course has hosted the 2011 Walker Cup, 2014 Scottish Open & 2015 British Senior Open won by Tom Watson.

Standard Hotels

Glen Mhor Hotel - Inverness

GLEN MHOR HOTEL Location: Inverness

Glen Mhor Hotel & Apartments in Inverness offers a comfortable stay in the centre of the city on the banks of the River Ness.

With 111 bedrooms divided across 10 Victorian buildings, 11 apartments and 1 River House, you can choose from the largest variety of accommodation in Inverness.

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Sandman Signature - Aberdeen

SANDMAN SIGNATURE Location: Aberdeen

Located in one of Aberdeen’s historic buildings at the heart of the city, Sandman Signature Aberdeen Hotel provides bold, luxurious accommodations steps away from key attractions in the Granite City. The Hotel itself is situated in the former Robert Gordon University St Andrews Street campus and is a historic building which contributes to the architectural landscape of the city with 218 beautifully appointed guest rooms.

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Classic Hotels

Kingsmills Hotel - Inverness

KINGSMILLS HOTEL Location: Inverness

The Kingsmills Hotel is a fabulous 4-star luxury hotel in Inverness. Set in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, they offer a variety of extremely luxurious rooms, impeccable dining options and good old-fashioned Scottish hospitality to all their guests. All rooms at The Kingsmills Hotel are elegantly furnished to provide a luxury getaway in Scotland. Each of the spacious hotel rooms in Inverness boasts charming décor and modern amenities, creating a home from home ambience.

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Sandman Signature - Aberdeen

SANDMAN SIGNATURE Location: Aberdeen

Located in one of Aberdeen’s historic buildings at the heart of the city, Sandman Signature Aberdeen Hotel provides bold, luxurious accommodations steps away from key attractions in the Granite City. The Hotel itself is situated in the former Robert Gordon University St Andrews Street campus and is a historic building which contributes to the architectural landscape of the city with 218 beautifully appointed guest rooms.

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Executive Hotels

Ness Walk - Inverness

NESS WALK Location: Inverness

Nestled on the leafy banks of the River Ness, lies Ness Walk. An idyllic 5-star retreat hotel in Inverness, just 10 minutes from Loch Ness. Surrounded by a dramatic canopy of impressive trees, this grand building allows you to experience a secluded atmosphere in the heart of the vibrant city centre.

Exceptional service is at the core of your Ness Walk experience.

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The Marcliffe Hotel - Aberdeen

THE MARCLIFFE Location: Aberdeen

This refined hotel in a grand Victorian manor house is 3 miles from Aberdeen city centre. Rooms and suites are uniquely furnished in an elegant traditional or contemporary style with antique furniture. All have flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, safes and minibars. A conservatory restaurant features regional produce and has a wine cellar with over 400 wines. A drawing room bar offers over 100 whiskies. 65% of the hotels clientele are repeat customers.

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Luxury Hotels

Culloden House Hotel - Inverness

CULLODEN HOUSE Location: Inverness

At the time of the Jacobite uprising in 1745-46, Bonnie Prince Charlie used Culloden House as his lodging and battle headquarters prior to that fateful battle on Culloden Moor.

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Macleod House at Trump International Golf Links

MACLEOD HOUSE Location: Trump Intl Golf Links

Trump MacLeod House & Lodge is a five-star Hotel located in Balmedie, just outside Aberdeen on the Scottish North-East coast. This luxury Scottish hotel offers sumptuous accommodation and dining.

This historic Scottish mansion and lodge is set amidst mature woodland in the heart of the magnificent Trump International Estate. This opulent five-star property provides exquisite superior and grand deluxe guestrooms.

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Self Drive

Tuscan

Hyundai Tucson (or similar)

  • Suitable for 2 golfers
  • Fully automatic transmission
  • 40 miles MPG (approx)
  • Air-conditioning
vito

Mercedes Vito (or similar)

  • Suitable for 4 golfers 
  • Fully automatic transmission
  • 30 miles MPG (apprx)
  • Air-conditioning

Escorted

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Ford Tourneo Custom (or similar)

  • Suitable for 4 golfers& luggage
  • USB charging points
  • Stocked with water, soft drinks & snacks
  • Driven by your personal driver-guide
sprinter

Mercedes Sprinter VIP (or similar)

  • Full privacy glass
  • Suitable for 6 - 8 golfers & luggage
  • Leather reclining captain's chairs
  • Tables & TV's
  • USB charging points at each seat
  • Stocked with water, soft drinks & snacks
  • Driven by your personal driver-guide

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