Enjoy a round of golf in the Scottish Highlands

No holiday in Scotland is complete without visiting some of the finest golf courses in the world. And golfing in the Scottish Highlands and Islands is a treat for all the senses, with picturesque beaches, towering mountains, and deep lochs to enjoy. So, to ensure your holiday gets off to the right start, here are some ideas on where to go and what to do on luxury golf breaks in Scotland. 

The best golf courses near Inverness

Firstly, the game of golf as we know it today emerged from Scotland in the 15th century. So, that means we have had six hundred years to perfect our stroke and design some of the best courses in the world! And if you are planning to visit Inverness, you will be spoiled for choice! Especially when you take advantage of our golf special offers.

Castle Stuart golf hole with Art Deco clubhouse in the background
Golf was born in Scotland – why not come and play a round here?

The Best Scottish Golf Courses to Play

Castle Stuart Golf Links

So, top of the list for many is the famous Castle Stuart Golf Links. And you are in for a treat with this course being ranked as one of the world’s top links courses. Whatsmore, it’s only a 20-minute drive from Ness Walk. And we can arrange a private chauffeur to get you there and back. Castle Stuart Golf Course is a reasonably new Scottish coastline championship links course that overlooks the beautiful Moray Firth. Of course, it offers 18 holes and as many of them are next to the sea it has a rugged feel about it. So, this course is perfect for moderate to seasoned players alike.

Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Secondly, the historic and renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Club is not to be missed. And it’s within an hour’s drive from our door. Founded in 1877, this stunning championship course is located on the Dornoch Firth and is wild and remote. Consistently ranked as one of best courses in the world, it is a beautiful and challenging course, not to be missed during your golf break in Scotland.

Nairn Golf Club

Another unmissable course is the beautiful Nairn Golf Club, around a 30-minute drive from Ness Walk. It’s a firm favourite of Colin Montgomery. And as home of the 1999 Walker Cup and the 2012 Curtis Cup, it offers glorious views along the Moray Firth. Founded in 1887, Nairn is regarded as one of the finest courses there is. Plus it enjoys both an 18 Hole Championship Course and 9 Hole Cameron Course, and it is suitable for all ages and skill levels. 

Nairn GOlf Course with coastline with sandy beach
Enjoy a round of golf by the sandy beaches and sea…

So whether you are looking for spring, summer, autumn or winter golf breaks in Scotland, enjoy a luxury experience year-round when you stay at Ness Walk. Take advantage of our golf special offers to really make your stay memorable.

Relax back at Ness Walk

And after a great day relaxing on the best of Scottish golf courses, you can return to Ness Walk Hotel for some whisky tasting and fine Scottish dining. Plus we have two wonderful restaurants catering for the most sophisticated of palates. So you can sit back, relax and explore our wonderful Scottish seafood, steak, and local produce in your choice of setting: Torrish or Bruach.

Venison dish with edible flowers
Fine dining in Inverness

Our Inverness Fine Dining Restaurants

Torrish Restaurant Inverness

Torrish is our indoor restaurant, serving breakfasts, afternoon teas and à la carte dinners. Here you can dine in style in our original drawing room, resplendent with original 19th-century features. As our original fine dining Inverness restaurant, here you will enjoy kitchen garden food prepared as art with a sophisticated menu and wine list to match.

Bruach Outdoor Restaurant

Or alternatively, our latest addition, the Bruach restaurant enjoys views of the River Ness in an outdoor setting. As a flagship al fresco dining location in Inverness, you will enjoy the same high-standard cuisine in a comfortable heated environment.

Exterior view of Ness Walk Hotel and Bruach Bar on a sunny day
Outdoor dining at Bruach Bistro & Booze, Ness Walk Hotel

Whisky Experiences & Cocktails

Finally, enjoy cocktails or a whisky tour of the Scottish Highlands from the comfort of the Torrish bar before returning to your 5 star hotel room, turned down and ready for you to sink into a delightful sleep… refreshed and ready for some more magical golf experiences the following day.

And if you fancy a day exploring, or off the golf course? Well then, why not see our other recommendations of things to do around Inverness and Loch Ness. The Scottish Highlands are perfect for high-end activities. And ones that go hand-in-hand with our luxury boutique Scottish hotel experience. From luxury shopping, fit for royals, to camera stalking, dog sledding, shooting, fishing, spa breaks, and afternoon teas… Find out more >>

So when you are planning your golf breaks in Scotland, remember to book your luxury hotel stay too, here at the five-star Ness Walk Hotel. When it’s all put together, it makes for the perfect Scottish holiday. 

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