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Scottish Highlands Golf Tours

Immerse yourself in the rich history and mythology of the Scottish Highlands, while visiting some of the best golf courses in Scotland. The Highlands are known for their breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, including Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the British Isles. So it’s no surprise that Scottish Highlands Golf – set amongst such a stunning backdrop – offers some of the most spectacular courses in the world.

The Highlands also showcase the very best Scottish culture, folklore, and traditional ways of life.The stops on our fabulous Scottish Highlands Golf Tour include Royal Dornoch – considered the heart and soul of Scottish Highlands golf. Plus Castle Stuart Golf Links at Cabot Highlands, which is a championship course overlooking the stunning Moray Firth in Inverness. Talk to our representatives who will craft a custom package to suit your exact needs.

Recommended Highlands Golf Tour

Key Features

Get off the beaten track and explore some of Scotland’s best golf and hidden gems. With stunning scenery, medieval history, and famous hospitality, the highlands will provide a taste of traditional Scotland.

Inverness provides the perfect base for the tour, full of its own unique charm, with many courses in close proximity. Combine a Highlands tour with a stay in Aberdeen or St Andrews to create the perfect Scottish golfing vacation.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

  • Drive/Transfer from Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport, arrive in Inverness, and check in to the luxury 5* Ness Walk Hotel.

  • Take time to relax and explore the city. Walk along the river Ness, past St Andrews Cathedral and Inverness Castle, both located on the riverbank.

Day 2

  • Begin your golfing experience at Cabot Highlands’ Castle Stuart course, this championship links on the shores of Moray Firth is a spectacular modern addition to the Highlands golfing scene.

  • On your return to Inverness, visit Culloden battlefield and visitor center, the scene of the infamous 1746 Jacobite battle.

Day 3

  • Travel north up the east coast to Royal Dornoch, one of the greatest links in the world. This beautiful course would undoubtedly be home to more championship golf if it wasn’t in such a remote location, making it a true hidden gem. A timeless and humbling setting, with white sands and views over the Dornoch Firth, a must-play on any highlands tour.

  • After Golf, visit Dunrobin Castle, a Gothic masterpiece, and the Falls of Shin to witness Scottish Salmon leaping up the river.

Day 4

  • A short transfer to golf at Nairn, this classic old links is a true test when the westerly winds blow, and was host to the 1999 Walker Cup. A special tip, after your round, ask to see the old trophy room.

  • On return to Inverness, take a Jacobite cruise on Loch Ness from the northern tip of the loch, down the west side to Urquhart Castle, the semi-ruins perched on the side of the loch.

Day 5

  • Your final round in the Highlands will be at Brora Golf Club, the quintessential hidden gem. This truly unique James Braid course shares its fairways with roaming cattle and sheep, which add to its traditional and remote charm. The wonderful layout is known as one of the best courses in Scotland by those lucky enough to have experienced it, make sure you join them.

Day 6 – 9

Tour Summary

8 nights’ accommodation in 4 & 5 star hotels, based on twin/double share, including daily breakfast 

7 rounds of golf 

On-site assistance of a Premier Golf representative

All taxes and fees included

Aerial view of Nairn Golf Club, located along the coastline
Nairn Golf Club, Scottish Highlands


5* package from $8,635

4* packages also available

Based on travel in mid-season (Spring & Fall), group of 4 golfers sharing twin/double, including Airport, Hotel & Golf Transfers.

Brora in the Scottish Highlands
Brora Golf Club, Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands Highlights

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Stunning Scenery
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Spectacular Golf
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Traditional Scottish Setting
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Best Time to Travel May – September
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Iconic Inverness History
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Best Weather June – August

Scottish Highlands Reviews

Highlands Golf

Rated 5.0 out of 5
August 28, 2023

We had incredibly good weather, with only light rain lasting perhaps 15 minutes during our trip. The trip to Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart, Brora, and Nairn was really superb. Royal Dornoch was the toughest course we played, with high winds that day. Nairn was incredibly tight, but enjoyable. Castle Stuart was more wide open, and the caddies there did a fine job. Brora was the one course we played off the beaten path. Brora featured sheep and cattle on the course. We enjoyed a husband-wife caddies there who kept us entertained.

Andy Plank

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Scottish Highlands FAQs

There are over 30 golf courses in the Scottish Highlands, including some of the most famous and challenging courses in the world.

Premier Golf recommends playing Castle Stuart (Cabot Highlands), Royal Dornoch, Brora, and Nairn on a Highlands golf tour. These courses are all located in stunning settings and offer a variety of challenges for golfers of all skill levels.

Yes, you can combine your golf break in the Scottish Highlands with other tours, such as a tour of Aberdeenshire, St Andrews, or Edinburgh & East Lothian. These tours offer a variety of activities, such as castle tours, distillery tours, and city sightseeing.

The best time of year for a golf tour in the Scottish Highlands is May-September. The weather is usually mild during this time, and the courses are in good condition.