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GOLF TRAIL LURE FOR HIGHLAND TOURISTS

Jezz Ellwood

GOLF writer Jezz Ellwood is teeing-up a three-day road trip which could boost golf tourism in the Highlands.  His “High9s Challenge” begins at the Isle of Skye club and ends, more than 405 miles later, with a visit to Abernethy Golf Club at Nethy Bridge.  A contributing editor to Golf Monthly magazine, Jezz will also […]

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Thank a Greenkeeper Day

Alistair Morrison at DurnessGolf Club Credit: Ross Cooper and The Links Diary

IT’S “Thank a Greenkeeper Day” and an opportunity to hail the fine work carried by the country’s golf course management professionals. The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), in conjunction with other global greenkeeper and course superintendent groups, is encouraging golf lovers to recognise the staff who help keep our courses enjoyable and sustainable. […]

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 5 IS OUT NOW

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Our latest newsletter is available here Makes for some great reading

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KINGS GOLF CLUB IS BACK ON COURSE

Kings Golf Club Inverness Golf Highland Member

THE capital of the Scottish Highlands is tailored-made for a memorable golfing break. Visitors from home and abroad are being lured in their droves to Inverness by world-famous links courses in the region. But, in addition to classic links golf at celebrated venues like Royal Dornoch and Castle Stuart, the historic town on the Moray […]

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 RYAN CLAIMS A “MAGNIFICENT SEVEN” PRIZE

Ryan Martin with his prize

SIX years after being launched, “The Magnificent Seven” is very much to the fore with golfers heading for the Highlands. The brainchild of Muir of Ord’s then vice-captain Hamish Milne, the “James Braid Highland Golf Trail” was created to profile the legendary course designer’s rich legacy in the region. In addition to Muir of Ord, […]

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VISITORS WELCOME TO TEE-UP AT “MINI-GLENEAGLES”

Bonar-Bridge-Ardgay-3rd

THE golf course was created with generous financial backing from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.  The Dunfermline-born entrepreneur, who made his fortune in the USA, provided match-funding to ensure Bonar Bridge Ardgay Golf Club opened in 1904.   His wife, Louise, officially opened the picturesque nine-hole challenge, with representatives from Highland clubs including Tain, Golspie and Brora in […]

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UNITED NATIONS FEEL AT FORTROSE

The signature hole at Fortrose and Rosemarkie links is the 4th looking towards the lighthouse

IT’S one of the Oldest Links courses in Scotland and visitors from around the globe have been making sure Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club features on their travels. Club secretary Mike MacDonald has welcomed a post-pandemic surge in bookings. Now the historic club, just 20 minutes’ drive from Highland capital Inverness on the Black Isle, […]

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BOOST FOR NORTHERN PARLAND CLUB

Clark Grant, head greenkeeper Frazer Sparling and Jacqueline Maclean of sponsor Robin’s Fish and Chip Shop pictured at the new Thurso Golf Club practice facility.

VISITORS to Thurso Golf Club are enjoying new warm-up facilities before taking to the attractive parkland course. A putting green and eco-friendly bunker have been created for golfers to fine-tune their game before teeing-off. The practice facility has already met with a positive response from members and visitors since being unveiled last month. It is […]

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HISTORY PLAYS ITS PART IN TEMPTING VISITORS

GOLF clubs across the Highlands are well aware that visitors can enjoy the scenery and history as much as their rounds. The sport has been woven into the fabric of life in the region for centuries. Highlanders who learned the rudiments of the game on the coastal links land played an integral role in taking […]

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GOLF HIGHLAND GEMS ATTRACTING ATTENTION

Fortrose Golf Links

More and more golfers are appreciating the quality of the courses to be found in the Golf Highland region. In an article for The Links Magazine, respected golf travel writer Allan McAllister Ferguson has drawn-up a list of 15 Scottish courses deserving of attention – and a visit. He departed from the well-worn trail taking […]

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PAIRS TOUR TEEING-UP IN THE HIGHLANDS

Fortrose Golf Links 1793 4

THE profile of Golf Highland continues to grow, with more and more visitors keen to take to the region’s many golf courses during their stay. The latest imaginative golf tourism initiative is the Mizuno Golf Pairs Tour lined-up for dates in August. The promotional strapline “14 days – 14 courses” gives you an idea of […]

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ANOTHER COURSE IN THE PIPELINE FOR THE GOLF HIGHLAND AREA

NEWS that a second course is being planned for Castle Stuart, near Inverness, will further enhance the visitor experience in the Golf Highland region.  Already renowned for the wide-range of golfing opportunities on offer to tourists being lured to the area by the scenery, history, culture, outdoor pursuits and legendary hospitality, it promises to be […]

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HIGHLAND GEM AMONG THE WORLD’S GREATEST COURSES

ROYAL Dornoch has moved up to number three in Golf Digest’s list of the World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses. The renowned 6704-yard, Par 70 Championship Course previously featured at number four in the biennial rankings compiled with input from 350 panellists drawn from 25 different countries. While three Scottish courses made the top 10 list […]

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OPEN DATE ON THE ISLE OF SKYE

Isle of Skye Golf Club Open

A LIMITED number of places are still available for the Isle of Skye Open being held on Saturday, July 2. The event is again being generously sponsored by Isle of Raasay Hebridean Distillers, with competitions for ladies and gents. Entries are being accepted through the Scottish Golf app, the club’s website, via the club or […]

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GOLF IS A GAME FOR ALL THE FAMILY

THE school holidays are a time when many youngsters seize the opportunity to get a taste of golf or improve their skills. This summer, a wide range of lovely Golf Highland courses – both nine and 18 holes – will welcome families to tee it up as part of their trip, whether it’s a staycation […]

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Thurso GC Texas Scramble in aid of Marie Curie

Thurso GC Texas Scramble

THURSO Golf Club hosted a successful Texas Scramble in aid of the Marie Curie charity. The Golf Highland member welcomed 14 teams to compete for the Roddy Gray Cup, which was once played for by local football teams in a now defunct pub league. Most of the competitors have exchanged their boots for golf spikes […]

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Senior Northern Counties BD Fraser Cup

Runners up Boat of Garten

BOAT of Garten lost out to Royal Aberdeen in the final of the Senior Northern Counties BD Fraser Cup. The event was held at Inverness Golf Club, with 28 teams taking part. Thirteen clubs were flying the flag for Golf Highland. The Boat side got their noses in front when Paul Downs and James Grant […]

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NEWTONMORE’S LOGAN TAKES THE HONOURS AT “TWA BRIDGES OPEN”

Teenager Newtonmore golfer Logan Chisholm enjoyed success at the “Twa Bridges Open”

HE has seen Scottish star Robert MacIntyre swap shinty for golf on the global stage. Newtonmore youngster Logan Chisholm may have a similar decision to make. The talented 15-year-old pulled off quite a coup by winning the “Twa Bridges Open” teed-up by the Carrbridge and Abernethy Golf Clubs. The event hosted 66 players drawn from […]

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Golf Highland Newsletter Issue 4

ROLLING OUT THE WELCOME MAT After the trials and tribulations of the last two years, golf clubs across the UK are ready to welcome back visitors in their droves this summer. The pent-up demand to play courses across the Highlands is reflected in Royal Dornoch’s decision to close visitor bookings on the world famous Championship […]

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Twa Bridges Open Golf Challenge 2022

2022 – The Twa Bridges Open Golf Challenge In 2021 two Highland golf clubs, Carrbridge and Abernethy at Nethy Bridge made history by hosting the first ever double-nine Open golf competition in Scotland.  Aptly named the “The Twa Bridges” Open, golfers were invited to take on the challenge of playing 18 holes over two 9 […] Abernethy Golf Club
Carrbridge Golf Club
Golf Deals
High9s
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Golf Highland News Issue 3

  Welcome to our new-look newsletter for Golf Highland! As we near the year end and look forward to more positive times ahead in 2022, our new format intends to showcase the very best in golf and hospitality here in the Scottish Highlands – both via words and images. After all, our region provides some […]

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Twa Bridges Open Golf Challenge 2021

2022 – The Twa Bridges Open Golf Challenge !!INFORMATION COMING SOON FOR 2022!! In 2020 two Highland golf clubs, Carrbridge and Abernethy at Nethy Bridge were looking to make history by hosting the first ever double-nine Open golf competition in Scotland. But world events intervened and this unique event never happened. But this will be […] Abernethy Golf Club
Carrbridge Golf Club
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GOLF HIGHLAND Q&A WITH ALISTAIR MORRISON, HEAD GREENKEEPER AT DURNESS GOLF CLUB

Durness Golf Club

Think you can hit the green? Officially recognised as a nine hole course, but with a second set of very different tees, Durness plays like a traditional 18 holes. Being situated in North West Sutherland, golfers are ensured spectacular scenery and a closeness to nature. They can enjoy their game in tranquil surroundings at an […] Durness
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Golf Highland Q&A with Gus Gurney, Captain at Tain GC

The Alps at Tain GC

Thanks to Gus Gurney, Captain at Tain GC, for providing the answers to our latest Golf Highland Q&A. How long a member of Tain GC? I joined Tain GC in 2013 when my wife and I moved in to the area. I had not been a member at a Golf Club since 1995, but played […] Q&A
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Q&A with Neil Hampton, General Manager of Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Tom Watson at Royal Dornoch.

Neil Hampton, General Manager of Royal Dornoch Golf Club, who plays golf off one, is the subject for our latest Q&A.   Where do you come from, how long have you been General Manager, what handicap do you play off?  I was born in Fife but moved to the Highlands when I was just one […] Royal Dornoch Golf Club

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Discover the High9s hidden gems of the Highlands – Q&A with High 9s founder June Sanderson

2020 High 9s

We learn a bit more about the High 9s – Golf Highland members who offer great 9-hole courses. With High 9s founder June Sanderson. Who came up with the idea of High 9s? I wanted to find a way to attract and encourage visitors to play 9-hole courses in the Highlands. There are some beautiful […] Aigas
Bonar Bridge
Carrbridge
Durness
Gairloch
Isle of Skye
Portmahomack
Ullapool

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Q&A with Caroline Munro, Greenkeeper for Bonar Bridge GC

Bonar Bridge GC

Where are you from Caroline? I’m from Bonar Bridge in the Highlands. How did you become the greenkeeper at Bonar Bridge? Well I had to do a week’s work experience at Golspie High School and I had a huge list of things to choose from and at the bottom was Greenkeeping. I got a placement […] Bonar Bridge
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Q&A with John Forbes, Club Manager at Muir of Ord Golf Club

13th hole at Muir of Ord

Q&A with John Forbes, Club Manager at Muir of Ord Golf Club We asked John a few questions about the golf club and the interest in playing there as we ease out of lockdown restrictions. John is from Cabrich, near Kirkhill and has been club manager since 2014. He is a golfer himself and plays […] Muir of Ord Golf Club

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High 9s

High9s map

High9s 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 […]

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Acknowledging Mike MacDonald

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 Links

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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 […] Muir of Ord Golf Club

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High 9’s Review

Ullapool Golf Club

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, […]

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Reay Back To Its Best As Popularity Grows

Reay Golf Club

As the popularity of Reay Golf Club continues to grow, more local and visiting players are recognising the remarkable transformation the course has undergone in the past year. In 2018, the course celebrated its 125th anniversary but it also suffered an exceptionally dry summer which resulted in significant damage to the putting surfaces. Reay is […]

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

Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Links Since 1793

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 […] Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Links

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

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