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Welcome to Highland Golf Links, a partnership that for the first time brings together three of Scotland’s best golf courses – Castle Stuart Golf Links, The Nairn Golf Club and Royal Dornoch Golf Club – and five of the Scottish Highland’s best hotels, allowing visitors to explore this unique and beautiful part of Scotland and enjoy the finest links golf and luxury accommodation with great value stay & play and golf packages.
The Highlands of Scotland have always been a must-visit destination for golf aficionados with Royal Dornoch Golf Club long-ranked as one of the top 20 golf courses in the world and The Nairn Golf Club not far behind, placed firmly on the golfing map after hosting recent Walker Cup and Curtis Cup competitions. However, it is the addition of Castle Stuart Golf Links – located between the two ancient links courses – and the press attention it has attracted that has made the Highlands the most talked about destination in world golf.
Having opened for play in 2009, Castle Stuart Golf Links is already ranked inside the top 60 of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Golf Courses in the World. In 2011 Castle Stuart hosted the first ever European Tour event to be held in the Scottish Highlands when the Barclays Scottish Open was held there. The global television coverage of Castle Stuart and its Highland backdrop offered by the event, which is the traditional warm-up for The Open Championship, acted as the perfect billboard, inviting golfers to visit one of the world’s truly special and unique golf destinations: the Highlands of Scotland.
Highland Golf Links is here to help those interested in visiting the Highland region, providing visitors with information on its three partner golf courses and luxury hotels as well as offering packages to take the strain out of planning that special golf vacation. The website also provides information on how to get to the Scottish Highlands and also what else the area has to offer away from the links.
The Highlands are not just famous for golf. Whisky is probably the other export that Scotland is synonymous with and distilleries in the Scottish Highlands, from Speyside to Sutherland, produce some of the best malt whiskies in the world. If whisky is not your thing…yet…worry not. Visitors to the Highlands are spoiled for choice with world famous tourist attractions around every corner. From Loch Ness to Culloden Battlefield, Ben Nevis (Britain’s tallest mountain), to the castles at Cawdor and Inverness made famous by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, there is something for everyone…should you be able to drag yourself away from the pure, pristine Highland golf links.
You can find out more about the history of golf in the Highland of Scotland here.
Royal Dornoch Golf Club was formed in 1877 and its Championship Course, whose fairways and famous greens have been shaped by golf architects Old Tom Morris, JH Taylor and Donald Ross, has gone on to become one of the best golf courses in the world. This pure, natural, seaside links course is ranked No. 16 in Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Golf Courses in the World.
It is often said that Royal Dornoch is the best links course in the United Kingdom not to have hosted The Open Championship. This omission is thought to be because of the perceived lack of infrastructure available to handle the hundreds of thousands of spectators who flock to the event. This perceived shortcoming is actually the town’s best quality and what makes Dornoch one of the great golf escapes of the world. It boasts a tranquility and atmosphere unique among Scottish links golf courses…and better still the Royal Golf Hotel and recently renovated Links House are both situated overlooking the first tee.
Castle Stuart Golf Links has been a worthy addition to the Highland golf scene since opening for play in 2009. Designed by Mark Parsinen and Gilbert Hanse on a jaw-dropping site overlooking the Moray Firth, this modern take on a classic links course was rightly hailed as one of the world’s best new golf courses when it opened and was soon talked of as a future Open Championship venue.
In a few short years the pay-and-play links course has gone from strength to strength, welcoming visitors from far and wide and garnering plaudits and gathering admirers the world over. The course debuted at No 56 in Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses in the World and is destined to climb the ranks as its reputation spreads. It is also home to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, first staged there in 2011 when World Number One golfer Luke Donald lifted the trophy.
Founded in 1887, these luminaries of golf course design – Archie Simpson, Old Tom Morris James Braid and Ben Sayers – have all had a hand in enhancing the natural linksland at The Nairn Golf Club. Nestling on the shores of the Moray Firth, this low-lying links is one of the purest in Scotland and hugs the coastline for its first seven holes. The elevation change and variety of golf shot required on the back nine make it one of best ‘ins’ in Scottish golf. Nairn is famous, too, for its greens, which are amongst the quickest and truest in the country.
The Nairn Golf Club is ranked No. 9 in the definitive list of the Top 100 Courses in Scotland. It has hosted a large number of important championships and events including the Walker Cup in 1999 – featuring Luke Donald, Paul Casey, Matt Kuchar and Bryce Molder– and the Curtis Cup in 2012.
The Golf View Hotel & Spa is a five-minute walk from The Nairn Golf Club.
Set within 4 acres of manicured grounds, time spent at the Kingsmills Hotel is guaranteed to indulge your senses. Many of our bedrooms have beautiful views of the grounds, whilst others have private terraces and patios for you to enjoy the fresh Highland air.
Our exclusive Kingsclub offers a choice of Cocoon or Retreat rooms where you will enjoy your own private balcony overlooking the neighbouring golf course.
However, The Kingsclub is not merely a luxurious room type within The Kingsmills, it also hosts an indulgent spa to relax and unwind after a day on the golf course.
'Hotel of the Year 2010' awarded by Golf Tourism Scotland
The Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch in the North Highlands of Scotland provides the golfer and visitor a like levels of service, hospitality, food and quality accommodation for which the hotel was always well known.
The Hotel is superbly situated in its own grounds overlooking the first tee of the world ranked 15th best golf course, Royal Dornoch with stunning sea views over sandy beaches.
Discover the Luxurious Culloden House Hotel.
More than two centuries ago Bonnie Prince Charlie used Culloden House as his lodging and battle headquarters prior to that fateful battle on Culloden Moor.
Today, this handsome Inverness luxury hotel stands in nearly 40 acres where you are free to wander about the woodland and private gardens to enjoy the exceptional peace, tranquility and majesty of the grounds.
The Golf View Hotel & Spa in Nairn enjoys views over the Moray Firth to the Black Isle and has gardens leading down to the seashore which is just a few steps away.
Many of the 42 bedrooms are sea-facing with traditional interiors that provide guests with an exceptionally comfortable and relaxing place in which to stay.
Opening on June 1, 2012 Links House will be a country manor hotel in the finest tradition.
Links House at Royal Dornoch will offer luxury accommodation combined with the charm, grace and effortless elegance of the world’s finest small hotels. In choosing to have just eight bedrooms we are seeking to provide our guests with more personal space in which to relax as if they were staying in their own country house.
Given our privileged locale adjacent to historic Royal Dornoch Golf Club, it perhaps comes as no surprise to find that our restored and tended gardens also include a private putting green maintained by the Club's master greenkeepers.