Loch Ness Golf Course is based on the outskirts of Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland. It boasts two courses. An 18 hole parkland par 70 course at 5600 yards with generous fairways and challenging greens is supplemented with a 9 hole Wee Course with seven par 3’s and two short par 4’s. Then there also the 9 hole layout for one of the newest crazes, Footgolf.
Your experience starts well before the first tee at Loch Ness Golf Course. Our restaurant offers a full range of cooked and continental breakfasts and a full range of meals and snacks throughout the day. Once you’re fuelled it’s time to loosen up on the 250 yard covered driving range and find your touch on the putting and pitching greens. The fully stocked Pro Shop has everything your game needs and more.
The course starts with a gentle 320 yard opening hole before unleashing “The Monster” on you. At 560 yards in length it is one of the longest holes in the North of Scotland. Two good shots will get you near the green but then you need to negotiate the Ault Na Skaih burn for the first time. The course then wynds its way upwards and views of the City of Inverness start to appear. Standing at the 8th tee is the highest point on the course and before embarking on the second par 5 hole take in the views of Inverness, The Moray Firth and Ben Wyvis. You finish the front nine on the signature hole “Chance”. At only 109 yards on the scorecard you will be forgiven for thinking an easy finish is on the cards. In fact you have a deep ravine to carry all the way to the green as you cross back over the Ault Na Skiah.
Hole 10 is a long downhill par three with panoramic views of Ben Wyvis which can be capped in snow well into the summer along with views of Thomas Telford’s Caledonian Canal. In contrast to the 2nd the par five 12th is one of the shortest at only 450 yards and a great eagle opportunity before you start the decent back towards the clubhouse. The Ault Na Skiah comes into play for the final time on the newly constructed par three 13th hole which plays down the ravine through the trees.
The views of the Highlands keep on coming and you will stand on the 16 tee looking straight down The Great Glen with the towering slopes of Loch Ness in the distance. Once the view has been admired it’s decision time – a tree lined fairway awaits and a driver downhill can carry to dip towards the green. A safer shot played short into the wider part of the fairway takes the trees out of play but leaves a blind approach. The 16th is a real risk/ reward tee shot.
Like the start you will finish with a gentle par 4. The tee looks east and a last chance to see the Moray Firth before lining up your tee shot on Raigmore Hospital in the distance and watch you ball disappear over the horizon and down the fairway (hopefully!)
Then it’s time to relive the golf and panoramic views in either the Restaurant, Lounge or the Sports Bar where you can enjoy live sport with drinks and food of your choice. You can also make it an overnight event with a Travel Lodge less than a pitching wedge away from the Clubhouse.