North Scotland

A phenomenally high quality of dry, fescue/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

Nairn *(N); Nairn Dunbar (ND); Moray (Mo) at Lossiemouth; all give fine golf on links land with fine grassed fairways though annual meadow grass (Poa annua) dominant greens, to the south of Inverness and the new Castle Stuart (CSt) with arguably the finest pure fescue agronomy in GB&I 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 Garden (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”

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