North Scotland*

A phenomenally high quality of dry, fescue/browntop bent dominant, running-links golf is to be found in the Scottish Highlands.  Royal Dornoch *(RD); Brora (Br); Golspie (Gol); Tain (T); Fortrose & Rosemarkie (FR) and Skibo (Ski) with its haunting environment, all north of Inverness and the traditional Askernish (Ask) on South Uisk

Three most enjoyable running links along the top of Scotland are Durness 9 holes (Dur), Reay (Rea), and Wick (Wick).

Nairn *(N); Nairn Dunbar (ND); Moray (Mo) at Lossiemouth; all give fine golf on links land to the south of Inverness and the new Castle Stuart (CSt) with its fine pure fescue agronomy near the airport.

Cruden Bay *(CB); Murcar *(Mur); Royal Aberdeen *(RA); the new  Trump International Links (TIL); are in Aberdeenshire along with the historic Peterhead (Pe) and Fraserburgh (Fr) all on linksland with fine grasses.

The quirky, wonderful heathland Boat of Garten (BoG) and Hopeman (Hop) along the cliffs  and the new Spey Valley (SV) at Aviemore should also be mentioned.

*featured in Frank Pennink’s 1962 “Golfer’s Companion”


Featured Courses

North Scotland* Map