Alphabetical List of Courses

Cheryl Hopkins

High 9s

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We have good quality 9 hole golf courses in stunning settings ready for you to play as you tour the Highlands.

The clubs that make up the High9’s are: Durness, Ullapool, Gairloch, Isle of Skye, Portmahomack, Bonar Bridge,
Aigas, Carrbridge & Abernethy.

These are quiet courses with incredible views; all are easy to book and offer club hire is available.

We look forward to welcoming you to our High9s golf clubs!

Click here to see the High9s leaflet..

Acknowledging Mike MacDonald

It’s always encouraging to hear positive feedback from a satisfied customer. And when they take the time to praise an individual for going the extra mile to make sure their golfing experience in the Highlands was the best it could be, then we are keen to share it.

Take a bow Mike MacDonald, secretary at Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club, part of the Golf Highland family.

Mike recently helped arrange a golfing trip for six visitors from the USA. When a course the group wished to play was booked up, he took it upon himself to contact a sister club to secure tee times and allow them to look forward to their trip with confidence.

“That means a great deal when you are travelling a few thousand miles and responsible for making arrangements for six golfers”, the group’s leader Steve Sheehan, from Providence, Rhode Island, said in a message to Golf Highland board member Willie MacKay.

“Mike was always available – we exchanged over a dozen emails – and when I called he answered the phone and gave me a lot of his time”, continues Steve, who referred to Mike’s assistance as “really exceptional”.

We like to think that everyone connected with Golf Highland provides exceptional service to our visitors. But it is worth highlighting such a high standard of service to remind ourselves that a little extra effort can have a huge impact on someone’s experience and reflects well, not just on the individual, but on a club, our organisation and the whole region.

Customer service is key to building good relationships and is uppermost in our minds when an individual or group contacts one of the 30-plus Golf Highland clubs.

Twa Bridges” Open Golf Challenge

Twa Bridges Open Golf Challenge
Sunday 3rdMay, 2020

Two highland golf clubs, Carrbridge and Abernethy at Nethy Bridge are looking to make history in 2020 Twa Bridges Open
by hosting the first ever double-nine Open golf competition in Scotland on Sunday, 3rd May.
Aptly named the “Twa Bridges” Open, golfers are invited to take on the challenge of playing 18 holes over
two 9 holes courses, Carrbridge and Nethy Bridge, all in one day!
Each of the clubs are members of the Golf Highland High9s initiative and located in the Cairngorms
National Park, both with ancient stone bridges at the heart of each village.
Willie MacKay of Golf Highland Board is quoted as saying “the longest drive in the two club High9s
Speyside golf competition will be from the 9th green to the 10th tee, as players will be packing their
golf bags and trolleys into their cars and “driving” to the next course to play their second 9 holes of
this unique 18 hole two course event”!
Golfers will find their opening 9 holes at Nethy Bridge quite different from their second 9 holes at
Carrbridge! No matter how the golf goes players can be assured of a warm welcome and spectacular scenery.

The stableford competition is open to adults and juniors with a maximum handicap of 36. Green fee
£20/adult and £10/junior (up to 16 years) with reduced rates for club members. Prizes for the winner,
second and third based on the combined stableford score over both courses.

Both clubs have actively engaged with a range of Scottish Golf initiatives over the last two years including
visitor marketing and have been encouraged by Roy McPherson, Regional Development Officer (North) who said:
“Scottish Golf have been impressed with recent commitment of Abernethy GC (locally known as Nethy Bridge)
and Carrbridge GC to grow their clubs. The combined 9-hole competition is a great example of a collaboration
to combine resources and create and innovative new playing format to increase participation”.
The club Captains and, team of helpers are excited to be part of this unique golf Open and even, the caterers
are planning a menu that will keep golfers “fuelled” over the two courses!
Carrbridge Captain, Scott Henderson “This is a new decade and we are delighted to be organising with our neighbouring club at Nethy Bridge , the first-ever double 9-hole Open challenge in Scotland and, possibly the first of its kind in the world!

Abernethy Captain, Rona Smith “I am delighted and excited that Abernethy and Carrbridge Golf Clubs have joined forces to co-host the “Twa Bridges” competition. This is a unique event, set in the scenic Highlands, will offer challenging golf, friendly competition, good food and great prizes…a grand day out!

For golfers enjoying a staycation in the Highlands, there is a wide choice of accommodation in Carrbridge and Nethy Bridge or closeby. From traditional coaching inn, bed & breakfasts/guest houses, self catering, air B&B to hotels.

Press/marketing information please contact:-

Shona Rankin
bookings@carrbridgegolf.co.uk
07554 662820

Competition information & registration please contact

Abernethy Golf Club
info@abernethygolfclub.com

Ken Made Honorary Member of Muir of Ord Golf Club

Ken Mackay has been made an Honorary Member of Muir of Ord Golf Club in his 95th year.

The unanimous decision was made at the club’s recent AGM. Ken, of Old Evanton, Road, Dingwall, has been a member for more than 50 years and has served as both Captain and President.

His wife, Dorothy, is also a club member and both were regular players until fairly recently when failing eyesight prevented her from participation.

High 9’s Review

Donnie Swanson and his grandson, Baxter Macintosh (11), both members at Aigas Golf Club, recently undertook Golf Highland’s High 9s Tour, visiting nine 9-hole golf courses in the Highlands. Here is how they got on:

We signed up to the tour around the middle of June at Aigas Golf Club.

Myself, my son-in-law, Michael Macintosh, and my grandson, Baxter, had finished a round and were talking to Jessie, Mine Host, in the clubhouse.  She mentioned this new event aimed at encouraging golfers of all abilities to visit other 9-hole courses around the Highlands.

Baxter, having only taken up golf last year, showed more than a degree of interest, not only in the golf – he’s a competitor – but the geography as well.  With the school holidays imminent, I, being retired, decided we should give it a go. Michael works away a lot, so could not commit, but Baxter and I signed up. And so, the journey began.

1stJuly. A day at the beach for the ladies of the family and golf at Bonar & Ardgay for the boys in the morning. Portmahomack in the afternoon.

Two very contrasting courses, Bonar with its woodland fairways and the Port being wide open and dry. Both courses had good greens considering the scorching weather.

10thJuly. We made the long trek to Sconser, Isle of Skye Golf Club. Beautiful setting, nestled between mountain and sea. Peaceful, even the Raasay ferry runs in stealth mode.

Scoring did not match our previous outing. The course was too close to the sea for my hooks and slices. But we still had a wonderful time and I’m sure we will return.

18th& 19thJuly. Our mode of transport for our journey was my motorhome and this trip was to involve an overnight stop. We were heading for Lybster and then Durness.

Lybster is a short course with heather separating the fairways (I don’t enjoy playing out of heather), and ditches traversing them. All this led to a mediocre score for both of us. The clubhouse is unmanned but you are welcome to have a cup of tea or coffee and biscuit, paying via an honesty box. Having travelled far, we were looking for a little more sustenance and found a lovely café down by the harbour. Worth a visit.

We left Lybster and headed for Thurso and west to Durness. We overnighted there. Some lovely German tourists decided to reverse into the motorhome while I was booking in. No real damage done that I can tell. In the morning we played Durness. Again, unmanned with refreshments available using the honesty box system. Scoring not great but we did like the course. The rough looked demanding but was quite forgiving. The views on some holes were gorgeous with a backdrop of white sandy beaches. We returned home and by the time we got there we’d almost completed the NC500.

23rdJuly.Ullapool and Gairloch. Played Ullapool in the morning. Not our best, but, for once, I played better than Baxter. He got his revenge at Gairloch in the afternoon. Of course he arrives relaxed while I am stressed having to do all the driving. Cannot fault the scenery on both courses. As for the golf, that’s another story.

27thJuly. Abernethy, our final destination. Beautiful day, beautiful setting and almost beautiful golf, at least until the 7thwhen the wheels came off my game and I had to concede to Baxter once again, both on the day and on the Tour.

Overall, we would highly recommend the Tour. Contrasting courses in magical settings and meeting friendly people. We had a great time and look forward to trying again next year, when hopefully we will remember where we are going.

We would love to see a grandparent/grandchild competition. I mentioned it to Baxter who told me I would have to buck up as I am the weakest link!

 

Royal Dornoch Offers

Dornoch Firth Golf Pass

Royal Dornoch Offers

Dornoch Firth Golf Pass

The Dornoch Firth Golf Pass brings together five of the Highland’s finest golf courses to offer an easy to book golf card for the visitor enabling great discounts to be taken throughout the year.

With a £40 Dornoch Firth Golf Pass you receive 30% off when you play Brora, Golspie, Tain and Royal Dornoch’s Championship Links and Struie course. Terms and conditions do apply.

The card can be purchased at any of the courses involved prior to or on the day of play or you can visit the website www.dornochfirthgolf.co.uk and do it all from there. You then simply book your tee times direct with the golf club to receive your discount.

Highland Golf Links

Highland Stay & Play Golfing Break

 

Play Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart and Nairn courses, staying at hotels near to the Golf Clubs.

See here for more information about this superb offer.

Highland Golf Escapes

Highland Golf Escapes

Six Unique Championship Courses and Hidden Gems - One Great Escape to the Highlands of Scotland.

All locations are within easy reach of Inverness airport.

Please click onto the link below:-

Highland Golf Escapes - Top 100 Golf Courses

EMail: secretary@fortrosegolfclub.co.uk

PLAY ANY OF THESE SCOTTISH TOP 100 RANKED GOLF COURSES FOR ONLY £50.00 PER PERSON FOR 2019.

FORTROSE & ROSEMARKIE GOLF LINKS

BRORA GOLF CLUB

BOAT OF GARTEN GOLF CLUB

GOLSPIE GOLF CLUB

TAIN GOLF CLUB

NAIRN DUNBAR GOLF CLUB

    

    Nairn Dunbar Golf Links

 

Celebrating 225 Years of Golf on the Links at Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club (1793-2018)

Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club would like to inform visitors to the site of the release of a SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION, 15-Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky from the Glengoyne Distillery to celebrate 225 Years on Golf on the Links (1793-2018).  The bottles are numbered individually and also come in a special presentation tube (numbered individually to match the bottles) – links to the image are at the foot of this news release for you all to see.

The Whisky is strictly limited to 225 bottles for members, guests and visitors who may wish to buy them.  These will be sold on a first come first served basis at £65.00 per bottle.  43% Vol.  70cl bottles.  If you are looking for the perfect gift to give to someone for any special occasion whether it’s for a Birthday, Anniversary or just as a simple thank you, then this would be the ideal.

If you would like to purchase a limited edition bottle or specific number of bottle (with the special presentation gift tube) then this can be reserved for you so all you need to do is e-mail the Club on secretary@fortrosegolfclub.co.uk and we will hold this back for you.  There is however no guarantee that the bottle number you may want will still be available but we will do our best to keep this in reserve as and when you send an e-mail to Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club or alternatively, please telephone 01381 620529 (option 1).

The 2018 Scottish Boys’ Under 16’s Open Championship

Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Links (The 15th Oldest Recorded Club in the World) will play host to the Scottish Boys’ Under 16s Open Championship from the 9-12 July 2018.

This Championship event will bring together an abundance of golfing talent (144 players) from the UK, Europe and beyond to our Scottish Links Golf Course.

Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club recently attended the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards which were held down at the Turnberry Resort at the end of 2017 and the Club were presented (as voted by the public) with Scotland’s Best Golfing Experience (value for money) Award.  The Club has also recently won an additional award from the Luxury Travel Guide Lifestyle Awards where we were honoured with the accolade of Golf Club of the Year for Scotland 2018.   

Are you looking for a venue to hold a golf outing for the 2018 season?  Look no further than Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Links – The 15th Oldest Recorded Club in the World (1793-2018).

e-mail: secretary@fortrosegolfclub.co.uk

 

Fortrose Golf Links Since1793                

 

Upcoming Events from The 2018 Scottish Boys’ Under 16’s Open Championship

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