You’ll find many of the most beautiful (and challenging) golf courses in the world in Scotland. And nowhere is better known for its golf than the Highlands. In fact, golf courses in the Scottish Highlands feature regularly in lists of the world’s top 100 courses. If you’re planning a golfing holiday at Eagle Brae log cabin resort, we’ve got some of the best golf courses nearby where you can work on your game.
The best golf courses in the Scottish Highlands
Muir of Ord Golf Club
When it comes to golf near Inverness, you can’t go wrong with Muir of Ord Golf Club. Just a 25-minute drive from Eagle Brae, this James Braid-designed course won the Scottish Golf Club of the Year 2016. It’s easy to see why, with its stunning scenery and views of Ben Wyvis and the Beauly Firth. Opened in 1875, the course is one of seven courses on the James Braid Highland Golf Trail. The golf club offers golf and whisky packages where you can enjoy 18 holes followed by a tour and tasting at Glen Ord Distillery!
This is one of Scotland’s finest championship courses. Royal Dornoch is just over an hour’s drive from Eagle Brae. It’s a course many golfers aspire to play, with its spellbinding scenery and wild, isolated feel. Backed by magnificent white beaches, the course was established in 1877. There are actually two courses here: the Championship Course and the smaller Struie Course, ideal for families and less experienced golfers. If you’re playing golf in Scotland, this is a must.
Castle Stuart Golf Links
Scottish golf doesn’t get much better than this Championship links course. Castle Stuart Golf Links is just a 50-minute drive from Eagle Brae. With views over the Moray Firth, this 18-hole course features a rugged, natural landscape and challenging holes. There’s also a 350-yard Practice Range with a ‘short game area’ and a Practice Putting Green, as well as a clubhouse and restaurant with outdoor patio, for a few after-game drinks.
There are so many world-class golf courses in the Scottish Highlands to visit on your holiday. Why not book your stay at Eagle Brae today and enjoy a golfing break in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland?