Golf in Inverness and Loch Ness

Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or an enthusiastic amateur, Inverness and Loch Ness is a must-visit destination for all golf lovers. Famed for its breath taking landscapes and rich history, the region also hosts a variety of golf courses, each with their own unique charm and challenges.

Here is a guide to some of the golf courses near Inverness and Loch Ness, highlighting what makes each one special for those who love the game and want to include a round during your visit.

Cabot Highland

Location & Distance: Just a 15-minute drive East from Inverness, Cabot Highlands is a jewel in the Scottish golf crown.

Unique Features: This championship links course boasts stunning views of the Moray Firth and Kessock Bridge. Its design pays homage to the golden age of golf architecture, blending natural landscapes with strategic play.

Facilities: The course offers a luxurious clubhouse, a well-stocked pro shop, and excellent dining facilities, providing a complete golfing experience. On site lodging options extend your Cabot Highlands experience beyond the golf course. Stay & Play Packages are available.

Photo of view from Castle Stuart grounds

Aigas Golf Course

Location & Distance: Aigas Golf Course is located about 25 minutes drive west of Inverness.

Unique Features: This family-run golf course with fully equipped practice area is nestled in the beautiful Aigas forest, providing a tranquil and scenic setting. It’s perfect for beginners and those seeking a relaxed round of golf.

Facilities: The course offers a scenic and well manicured 9-hole golf course is open to members and visitors. With four charming self-catering cottages just a short walk from the first tee, it is a great place for a golf retreat!

Aigas Golf

Kings Golf Club Inverness

Location & Distance: Just on the outskirts of Inverness towards Loch Ness on the A82.

Unique Features: Kings Golf Club is renowned for its modern design and pristine condition, it offers a serene golfing environment with views of the Caledonian Canal. This 18-hole championship course challenges golfers with its strategic bunkering and undulating greens.

Facilities: It boasts a state-of-the-art clubhouse, a pro shop with the latest equipment, and a restaurant offering fine dining.

Kings Golf Club

 Inverness Golf Club

Location & Distance: Located within the city of Inverness itself.

Unique Features: This parkland course offers a more sheltered golfing experience compared to the coastal links. A fantastic example of a Highland parkland course with challenging holes and immaculately kept greens.

Facilities: Inverness Golf Club has a modern clubhouse with dining facilities and a pro shop. The course welcomes visitors to enjoy their challenging parkland course.

Inverness Golf Course

Fort Augustus Golf Club

Location & Distance: Situated in the picturesque village of Fort Augustus, at the southern end of Loch Ness. Approximately a 45-minute drive from Inverness.

Unique Features: Known for being one of the most challenging nine-hole courses in Scotland, it presents a blend of hilly terrain and tricky greens, offering spectacular views of the surrounding highland scenery.

Facilities: The course includes a welcoming clubhouse that is small, cosy and allows a personal welcome to all who play there. The licenced bar makes the perfect place to have that much needed refreshing drink and talk about the highs and lows of your round.

Fort Augustus Golf Club

Fairways Driving Range

Location & Distance: Fairways is situated to the west of Inverness a few miles from the city centre.

Unique Features: Fairways driving range has been upgraded with new driving bays and dividers; new carpeting and golf mats; new internal LED lighting; new external range LED lighting; new larger ball dispenser; re-designed range outfield. The most exciting introduction is a professional ball tracking system in every bay – Top Tracer.

Facilities: Many facilities available including a great restaurant, pizzeria, weddings and meeting space.

Fairways Golf

Each of these courses near Inverness and Loch Ness brings its own unique character to the golfing experience. From the challenging terrains of Fort Augustus and the scenic beauty of Aigas to the modern sophistication of Kings Golf Club and the breath taking highland vistas of Cabot Highlands, there is something for every golfer. Whether you're seeking a test of skill or a peaceful round amidst stunning landscapes, these courses are sure to enhance your love of the game.

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