GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY GOLF CLUB
Scotland, the accepted home of golf. There are hundreds of course in Scotland, but here are some of the better local courses. Remember that golf in Scotland is, to say the least, popular, so booking is invariably essential.
The Club was formed in 1890 and a nine hole course was laid out by A.C. Brown, a golf professional. In 1911 this was extended to 18 holes to a design by Willie Park, of Musselburgh. In 1921, James Braid was asked to advise on improvements to the course and the changes he recommended were incorporated and remain to the present day. From a humble beginning the clubhouse has also evolved over the years and in 1999 a major extension and refurbishment was carried out to upgrade it to the very best modern standard.
NEWTONMORE GOLF CLUB
The golf course, which mostly lies along the banks of the River Spey in the heart of Monarch of the Glen country is surrounded by some of the most dramatic and beautiful highland scenery, a definite hazard for those trying to concentrate on their golf. The golf course plays to 6041 yds., with a premium on keeping the ball in play. Only one par five is complemented by a clutch of tight par fours and challenging par threes. Play to your handicap and you will have played well.
BOAT OF GARTEN GOLF CLUB
Established in 1898 and designed by one of the grand-masters of golf course architecture - James Braid, "The Boat" is not only a demanding test of sporting skill but also a magnificent setting for the game.
The view from the clubhouse, over the 1st and 2nd fairways and beyond, to the Cairngorm mountains - with such distinctive features as the Lairig Ghru and the northern corries of Braeriach - is incomparable, certainly within the realms of Scottish golf
CRAGGAN GOLF CLUB & FISHING
This parkland course situated beside the river Spey in the Highland region of Scotland boasts magnificent views of the Cairngorm mountains to the south and the Cromdale hills to the east and is easily accessible from the A95 Speyside road one mile south of the town of Grantown on Spey.
ABERNETHY GOLF CLUB
Abernethy is a traditional Highland golf course, built on natural moorland, and surrounded by majestic pine trees. The course is suitable for golfers of all standards. Casual visitors will cope perfectly well with the friendly course layout while low handicappers will need to bring their very best short game to score well.
KINGUSSIE GOLF CLUB
Highland Golf at its very best! Indeed, Kingussie offers exceptional quality and prides its value-for-money reputation. The course lying above Kingussie offers extensive scenic views over the Cairngorms and surrounding mountains - so even if your golf is not as you wish, the environment and scenic splendour offers a degree of comfort.
CARRBRIDGE GOLF CLUB
The course is kept superbly by a dedicated green keeping team and offers a challenge to all levels of golfer. The nine greens often change in character as the game progresses and so there is usually a different challenge when circumnavigating for the back half of a round.
In many cases, the competition tees also present a different course from the tees of the day for ordinary play. Carrbridge is renowned for its Open competitions and so visitors get plenty of opportunity to see the different aspects that this gem of a nine-hole course can offer. Many competitors return annually including international visitors. Carrbridge is now firmly established on the golfing map as being one of the places to play.