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10 best value for money golf courses in and around Inverness

By Annabelle Gauntlett

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Highland golf course.
Highland golf course.

The Highlands offer a wide range of beautiful golf courses that are great value for money, from Invergordon Golf Club and Nairn Golf Club, to Kings Golf Club.

Golf became hugely popular in Scotland in the 15th century, however it was seen as a hindrance by the crown. The aim was to get Scots to focus on their military training instead, but the draw of the sport was too much and players ignored the ban.

Now, people travel across the world to play on Scotland’s golf courses.

Castle Stuart Golf Links.
Castle Stuart Golf Links.

It is fair to say that the Highlands has a fine choice of golf courses to choose from, with many of them offering luxury facilities for an affordable price.

In aid of this, here is a list of the top ten best value for money golf courses in and around Inverness according to our readers.

1. Kings Golf Club

At just £40 per person for a round of golf on this beautiful, fully equipped 18 hope championship course. Additional access to the club’s practice range and chipping area, pro shop that offers professional advice, as well as a bar and restaurant. Kings Golf Club has already been rated in the top 100 golf courses in Scotland and top 100 under £65 in Great Britain.

Kings Golf shop.
Kings Golf shop.

2. Nairn Dunbar Golf Club

Costing just £30 per round, this championship Links golf course is ranked 9th in the North of Scotland’s top 100 golf courses. Nairn Dunbar stretches out 6765 yards over 18 holes and has its very own driving range shelter which is open 24/7.

3. Tain Golf Club

The full Championship length course is set in a mix of links and heathland with some forced carries across tangled heather to rumpled fairways, edged by gorse, giving enticing views of the Easter Ross mountain backdrop and panoramic views of the Dornoch Firth on the other side. A day at this luxury golf course costs £90 per person.

4. Muir of Ord Golf Club

You can book a tee-off time in advance online, and enjoy all our clubhouse facilities which include a bar, restaurant, small golf shop and golf clubs and buggies to hire. From just £24, visitors can play a round of golf here and enable access to the club’s facilities.

5. Kingussie Golf Course

This fantastic 18 hole golf course is situated in the splendid scenic isolation within the Cairngorm National Park. A true golfing hidden gem that offers a lounge bar and golf shop in the club house. All this and more, for just £50 per person.

Golfers playing in the Highlands.
Golfers playing in the Highlands.

6. Lybster Golf Club

Lybster Golf Club is thought to be one of the best short courses in the Highlands, with just 9 holes over 15 acres of land, and stunning views, it presents a good challenge suitable for a range of abilities. It costs just £20 per person for a round of golf on this course.

7. Inverness Golf Club

Inverness Golf Club is situated less than one mile from the city centre and offers a wide range of facilities, from a bar and restaurant, to a pro golf shop on site. It costs an average of £55 to play a round on this course.

8. Invergordon Golf Club

Invergordon Golf Club have facilities to provide all types of functions in a beautiful setting that overlooks the golf course and the Cromarty Firth. The club also offer golf outings for Cruise line passenger’s visiting the Port of Invergordon. It costs an average of £45 throughout summer season.

9. Aigas Golf Course

Aigas is situated at the foot of Strathglass, an area renowned for its outstanding natural beauty and great wealth of wildlife. It costs an average of £18 per round at this golf course and offers a wide range of facilities on site.

10. Strathpeffer Spa Golf Club

Lying resplendent on a hilltop in the heart of the Scottish Highlands north of Inverness, accessed via the A834 – is the 18-hole golf course that has a stunning vista of the Cromarty Firth and beyond. It costs £55 per person to complete this golf course.

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