Within 90 minutes’ drive of Bunchrew you will find 25 golf courses – to suit all standards of player from the deadly serious whose desire is to pit their skills against the toughest courses, to the occasional golfer who just enjoys getting out in the fresh air. Graeme, one of our staff, is a keen golfer and will be happy to give you the benefit of his local knowledge. Here are some of our favourites courses:-
Royal Dornoch Championship (50 minutes)
A links course to match the best – regularly in the world’s top twenty and a true test of skill – especially when the wind blows
Castle Stuart Golf Links (15 minutes)
A championship links course overlooking the Moray Firth and well-known landmarks that are synonymous with Inverness and the Black Isle – Kessock bridge and Chanonry Lighthouse perhaps the most notable. The resort soon to include a small luxury Hotel & Spa, ‘resort-ownership’ Lodges & Apartments, plus a second Seaside Course. Castle Stuart’s goal is to add to the rich fabric of golf in the Scottish Highlands – a fabric made rich by Royal Dornoch, Nairn, Brora and many other fine golf clubs.
Nairn (20 minutes)
Nairn Golf Club & Nairn Dunbar Golf Club – Nairn is one of the best courses in Scotland – regularly hosts championships and was the venue for the 1999 Walker Cup match. Nairn Dunbar has also hosted many national events; Northern Open and Senior Open Amateur Championship to name a couple.
Boat of Garten (35 minutes)
Fabulous setting in the shadow of the stunning Cairngorm Mountains – near the famous Loch Garten ospreys
Inverness (10 minutes)
Long established parkland course – great test of golf in the Highland Capital
Fortrose and Rosemarkie (20 minutes)
One of the Highlands’ hidden gems – a course almost totally encircled by the sea – stunning views from every tee – the famous Moray Firth dolphins can often be seen from the first 8 fairways
Strathpeffer (25 minutes)
Real Highland golf, not long but probably one of the most difficult courses to score on – first nine are a real climb but it’s worthwhile when you see the spectacular views from the top
Aigas (20 minutes)
9 holes, but a joy – hidden amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the Highlands right beside the river Beauly
Of course Bunchrew provides the perfect nineteenth hole for all golfers – a fine selection of whiskies and wines and fabulous food will finish your round off to perfection.
We can arrange tee times, club hire, car hire, excellent directions, drying facilities, secure club lock up, packed lunches. We can also arrange full itineraries and partner’s programmes.