There’s something very, very special about golf in Scotland

20 November 2023

Golf in the Highlands of Scotland offers some of the most authentic Links experiences anywhere in the world.

It’s utterly unmissable. It’s history, it’s rolling links as far as the eye can see, it’s the chance to walk in the footsteps of the greats. All the greats. At the home of golf. It’s a Scottish welcome and a Carr Golf experience not to be missed.

Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Dornoch is currently 4th on Golf Digest’s ranking of the ‘World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses’.

Golf great Tom Watson says, “It’s the most fun I’ve ever had on a golf course.” Now an honorary member, Watson is in good company alongside fellow club mate, Masters winner Ben Crenshaw.

Just a short morning's drive from Edinburgh through the Scottish Highlands, Dornoch has hosted golf for over 400 years. See it to believe it.

Brora Golf Club
A truly unique and pure golf experience, one you must discover.

Formed in 1891, Brora has remained largely untouched since 1923 when it was extensively remodelled by five-time Open Champion, James Braid.

Gently undulating fairways, shaped by nature and cut through by the occasional wee burn, hug a golden sand beach..

Don’t be fooled by its compact 6.200 yards, Brora’s challenge lies in navigating hidden greens, quirky angles, beachgrass and often brisk winds. It’s how golf should be played.

Cabot Highlands
Cabot Highlands, formally Castle Stuart, just a short drive from Inverness, offers a whole different challenge. The championship links has hosted the Scottish Open on four occasions, the two most recent involved a Phil Mickelson play-off win and Alex Noren defeating Tyrell Hatton by two strokes.

It’s a visually stunning course that overlooks the Moray Firth from towering heights atop the ‘old sea cliff’.

A 19th hole drink perched on the stunning rooftop terrace of the 1930s ‘Art Deco’ clubhouse is a fitting close for a well-earned dram.

Cruden Bay Golf Club
A two-and-a-half-hour drive east of Inverness, on the North Sea coast lies Cruden Bay, a stunning 27-hole championship links designed in 1899 by Old Tom Morris and Archie Simpson. It has all you’d expect from masterful designers; plateau greens, undulating fairways, blind shots, streams and gorse.

On arrival a member offers a clubhouse tour, with a dining room view you’ll find tough to beat.

Elevation changes and dunes provide the most wonderful panoramic vistas – the views looking back from the 9th tee box will leave you speechless. We absolutely love it here.

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club
The 6th oldest golf club in the world, and an experience that links purists will adore.

The original Balgownie Links course was remodelled by Archie Simpson in 1886, with alterations to bunkers and green complexes made by James Braid in 1925.

Royal Aberdeen’s front 9 is often cited the best in world golf. Fairways, cut deep into towering dunes, run parallel to the sea before the turn at 10 brings you back on higher ground with stunning sea views… and gusting winds.

Let us host you on your Scottish Highlands golf experience of a lifetime.


Susan McCann - Travel Operations Manager
Carr Golf Travel
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