MACDONALD SPEY VALLEY CHAMPION GOLF COURSE

MACDONALD SPEY VALLEY CHAMPION GOLF COURSE

Designed by Dave Thomas and host of the European Challenge Tour's Scottish Hydro Challenge from 2009 to 2018, the Spey Valley championship golf course combines the challenging aspects of the sport with the unique Highlands environment. The course features beautiful scenery and unique wildlife. Watch out for deer, red squirrels and osprey, as well as the longest hole in Scotland at 635 yards. For a casual round, or group competitions, the course and facilities are excellent and with a brand new clubhouse bar and restaurant serving breakfast rolls, lunches and Costa coffee daily you can comfortably relax before or after your round. Straight down the middle while you walk through the ancient Caledonian pine forests.

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GRANTOWN ON SPEY GOLF COURSE

GRANTOWN ON SPEY GOLF COURSE

Established in 1890 Grantown-on-Spey golf club is one of the most beautiful golf venues in Cairngorm National Park area. Situated in the Cairngorm National Park, the course is approximately 35 miles south-east of Inverness. Grantown is the capital of Strathspey and is a small and friendly town with a grand history of tourism. Nestled in leafy parkland looking onto the Cairngorm mountains, Grantown-on-Spey golf club is a superb 18-hole course. A unique style, character and golfing challenge which attracts many golfing societies due to its charm and playability factor. There is also a traditional clubhouse offering hearty meals and tipples overlooking the first tee.

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BOAT OF GARTEN GOLF CLUB

BOAT OF GARTEN GOLF CLUB

When it comes to golf in the Scottish Highlands, Boat of Garten should be first on every visitor's itinerary. Designed by one of the grand-masters of golf course architecture, James Braid, 1870-1950, “The Boat” is set alongside the River Spey in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, only a 10 minute drive from the bustling village of Aviemore. The course is not only renowned as a demanding test of sporting skill but also as a magnificent setting. Designed by famous course designer James Braid, the course features 18 completely individual holes, cleverly and sensitively shaped fairways lined by birch trees, heather and broom, maximising the natural landscape and producing a beautiful and challenging course.

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ABERNETHY GOLF CLUB

ABERNETHY GOLF CLUB

Much more than a golf course, Abernethy golf club is a destination. Situated in the Cairngorms National Park, the course is suitable for golfers of all standards, with a friendly welcome. It’s also a haven for scenery and wildlife spotting and is home to many wildlife species. Red squirrels abound in the forest bordering the course fairways and curlews nests between the seventh and eighth holes. Golfers may even glimpse an osprey flying over the course while planning the approach to the greens. Abernethy is a traditional Highland golf course, built on natural moorland, and surrounded by majestic pine trees. Those looking to improve their game will cope perfectly well with the friendly course layout while low handicappers will need to bring their very best short game to score well.

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CARRBRIDGE GOLF CLUB

CARRBRIDGE GOLF CLUB

Carrbridge golf club is a friendly club with a good mix of ladies, gents and younger players, of all standards. Carrbridge offers a warm welcome to visitors, from seasoned competitors to those just taking up the sport, the solitary golfer or related golf outing parties. The green fees are very competitive and among some of the best value for money in the Cairngorm National Park. Families and juniors are welcome, and the club offers package rates for larger groups of golfers.

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KINGUSSIE GOLF CLUB

KINGUSSIE GOLF CLUB

A fantastic 18 hole golf course situated in splendid scenic isolation. A true golfing hidden gem – An old Tom Morris and Harry Vardon Course. The club hosts many open competitions throughout the season, and these are for members, as well as guests. Breath-taking scenery surrounds the course including the gentle sounds of wildlife and the River Gynack. Quite simply it is a stunning location and course and provides the privilege of a challenging game of golf in the most energising Highland surroundings.

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NEWTONMORE GOLF CLUB

NEWTONMORE GOLF CLUB

Poised between the village and the River Spey, Newtonmore golf club and course provides visitors and local members with opportunities to enjoy some of the best golf and mountain scenery that the Scottish Highlands can offer. The golf course, established in 1893, boasts an 18 hole, 6031 yards, with a par 70. It has inspired generations of golfers and is playable with comfort and pleasure by average and seasoned golfers alike. As you concentrate on your round of golf, planning your course strategy and management, the only thing that may distract you is the stunning location and scenery.

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DISCOVER THE WIDE VARIETY OF ATTRACTIONS IN THE CAIRNGORMS

The biggest problem you will have is what to choose to do in the Cairngorms. An abundance of places to visit, things to do and activities to try, await all the family.

From polar bear cubs and adventure parks to championship golf courses and whisky trails, The Cairngorms has something to suit all interests and ages. With winter mountain sports and summer bagging, it's the ideal location for outdoor adventure.