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OUR TOP SCOTTISH GOLF COURSES REVIEW

Here is a golf club review to guide you round some of our top courses in Scotland:
 
Cruden Bay
Five Stars
www.crudenbaygolfclub.co.uk
Location: Aberdeenshire
The classic Scottish links - plunging dunes, blind shots and burns. Quirky and charming.
Best hole: 4th
Boat of Garten
Four and a half stars

www.boatgolf.com
Location: Speyside, Near Aviemore

The finest inland course in Scotland threaded through a Highland forest.
Best hole: 6th
Dalmunzie
.

www.welcome.to/dalmunzie
Location: Central Highlands,
Near Glenshee

Undiscovered Highland nine hole gem – surely this was how golf was designed to be played.
Best hole: (tricky!) 6th
Dunbar
5 stars

www.dunbar-golfclub.co.uk
Location: East Lothian

An Open qualifying links - a magnificent course carved into the North Sea.
Best hole: 12th
Gifford
.

www.giffordgolfclub.com
Location: East Lothian

Nine holes of inland golf in East Lothian – with arguably the finest greens in the county.
Best hole: 6th
Lossiemouth (Old Moray)
3.5 Stars

www.moraygolf.co.uk
Location: Morayshire

Ignore the RAF overhead – Old Moray is a wonderful links with a fabulous finish.
Best hole: 18th
Macrihanish
5 Stars

www.golfing-scotland.com/
courses/macrihanish.asp

Location: Bottom of Mull of Kintyre near Campbelltown

Carved from nature, a fabulous links, more rugged than Cruden but equally unspoiled.
Best hole: 4th
Murcar
4 Stars

www.murcar.co.uk
Location: Aberdeenshire

Runs alongside Royal Aberdeen - more majestic seaside golf.
Best hole: 7th
North Berwick
4 Stars

http://www.topweb.free-
online.co.uk/nb/xnbhist.htm

Location: East Lothian

Perhaps Scotland's most traditional links - stone dykes and plunging bunkers.
Best hole: 15th
Royal Aberdeen
5 Stars

www.royalaberdeengolf.com
Location: Aberdeenshire

The severest test of links golf in Scotland - lightning fast greens, ferocious rough...
Best hole: 9th
Traigh Golf Course
5 Stars

www.traighgolf.co.uk
Location: Just South of Isle of Skye on mainland

Good quality golf and a stunning view. This course has it all... Remote but well worth it.
Best hole: 9th


Disclaimer:
The views expressed above are the personal views
of one of our members, and in no way represent the views of the
management Traigh Golf Course, nor shall we be held in any way
responsible for any consequences thereof.

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LOCAL GOLF COURSES (LOCHABER & SKYE)

Ballachulish House Golf Course

( DragonsTooth GolfCourse.co.uk )

A new course in a lovely situation. Nine holes, near the Ballachulish Bridge. (Previously called "Dragon's Tooth GC")
Fort Augustus Golf Club

( www.fortaugustusgc.
webeden.co.uk
 )

Another of Scotland's "hidden gem" golf courses. (Our reviewer has yet to play it, however!)
Fort William Golf Club ( GolfHighland.com ) Under the shadow of Ben Nevis. 18 Holes.
Isle of Barra Golf Course

isleofbarra.com/ Golf1.html )

"The Most Westerly" course in the UK. Not easy to get to from Traigh either!
Isle of Skye Golf Club

( IsleofSkyeGolfClub.co.uk )

At Sconser, nine holes and 18 tees right under the Cuillins. Marvellous views.
Kyle of Lochalsh Golf Course ( lochalsh.co.uk ) Nine holes mostly par threes.
Resipole Farm Golf Course (Course closed)
Skeabost Golf Course www.scottishgolfcourses.com ) North of Portree on Skye. A short course run by excellent Skeabost Hotel. Also mostly par threes.
Spean Bridge Golf Club ( GolfHighland.com ) An old established, nine-hole inland course in a lovely place. Near Fort William.
Traigh Golf Course, Arisaig www.traighgolf.co.uk ) Good quality golf and absolutely stunning views. This course has it all. Nine holes.

 

 

OTHER SCOTTISH COURSES

Loch Ness Golf Course golflochness.com
Royal Dornoch royaldornoch.com
Southerness Golf Club (Dumfries) southernessgolfclub.com
Strathpeffer Spa Golf Club strathpeffergolf.co.uk
Tain Golf Club tain-golfclub.co.uk
Ullapool Golf Club ullapool-golf.co.uk

 


OTHER GOLF-RELATED LINKS

Home Page: Our Description: Their Link to Traigh
The Nine-Holer Guide "A much needed guide book to the beautiful nine-hole courses of Scotland."
PAUL LAWRIE, MBE. Open Champion 1999

 
     
Click Golf A large retailer selling golf equipment. A large range of stock (£1M inventory, 16,000 sq ft of warehouse space) and "24 hour delivery" though we've not tried it ourselves...  
Golf Betting Online This site aims to make betting on professional golf competitions simple. Free tips on all PGA Tour and European Tour events. Listing page for Traigh
Golf Highland The best guide to playing golf in the Scottish Highlands Listing page for Traigh
Golf Green Fees "The complete guide to golf in UK & Ireland"

About Traigh Golf Course: "...very well maintained, pacy greens. Good challenge for all players. Excellent clubhouse." (more)
"Very well maintained, pacy greens" (link).
Golf Bytes "Over 3,000 golf related sites – Golf Courses, products, services and much more..." Listing page for Traigh

(Golf Europe)
A relatively new, but comprehensive guide to golf in Europe. "4000+ european golf clubs with information direct from the clubs and reviews by golfers like you." Listing page for Traigh

Reviews
GolfWeb A large American golf digest. A few million dollars investment apparently... Reviews
HaggisHead "North America's Scottish Portal" Listing page for Traigh
hi-lands.com "Your online guide to the North of Scotland" Listing page for Traigh
Highlands of Scotland.net A travellers guide to the Highlands of Scotland. All of our members are given free webpages on the site, and no commissions are taken ?
Independent Golfer (TheIndependentGolfer.com) "Information for our American Golfing Guests"... Listing page for Traigh
James Andrews School of Golf (golfschool.co.uk) A golf school in Hastings, (East Sussex, England) offering state of the art computer swing analysis, 4 fully qualified pga proffessionals, a 20 bay driving range, and 3 putting greens.

A few lessons there and you'll be in good shape to tackle the blind second on the 8th...
Listing page for Traigh
Scottish Sport Sport in Scotland - information for people who want to get out and do sport
Listing page for Traigh
Scottish Golf "Scotland's Premier Golf Web Site". They could be right, too. "One of the most spectacular settings for any course"
Sports Guide List of UK based sports websites ?
Spiritual Golf "A unique week of golf on 5 of Scotland's best courses... a week where we address how to work effectively with the mind, deepen our connection with ourselves, others and Nature and the Powers That Be." Listing page for Traigh
Thistle Golf (Scotland) A golf tour agency run by golfing enthusiasts. ?
The 19th Hole Reference site putting you into some search engines. Listing page for Traigh
The Internet Golf Club "The UKs Premier Golf Information Service" Listing page for Traigh
World Golf 'The International Golf Guide - Where in the world do you want to golf today? It's all here." Their Links Page
UK-GolfGuide.com (Scotland) An excellent source of UK golf information. (See Inverness-shire) Listing page for Traigh

Reviews
Undiscovered Scotland "The Ultimate Online Guide to the Highlands and Islands" Their Links Page
Yahoo The Golf section of the most famous Internet directory. Highland Golf Courses

 

TOURISM & THINGS TO DO

Local Guides:

www. road-to-the-isles.org.uk - An excellent guide for all local activities.

Mallaig and the Small Isles - A guide to local accommodation, travel information and web links.

Fort William & Lochaber ONLINE -

skye.co.uk - The Isle of Skye is just 25 minutes away from Mallaig (7 miles North of TGC) by ferry. This is their "official" website for their communities.

Scottish Tourism:

Highlands of Scotland Tourist Board - "HOST" the official tourism site for the Scottish Highlands. Has offices in Fort William and Mallaig (Tel.+44 [0] 1687 462 170).

Western Isles Tourist Board

Scottish Tourist Board - "Visit Scotland".

http://www.visitbritain.com/ - The official site of the British Tourist Authority.

West Scotland Tourism - an unofficial local tourism site

Destination Scotland "Hotels in Scotland. Car hire Scotland. Coach Tours. Group Tours. Short breaks. Romantic breaks." (us)

Minicoach Tour Operator: Rabbie's Travel - one of Scotland's leading minicoach tour operators. 'Off the beaten track' specialists. They can take small groups of up to 16 of you on custom-designed tours round wherever you like around the Highlands & Islands of Scotland. They also do airport transfers.
Local Cycle Hire / Tour Operator: Bespoke Highland Cycle Tours - A company that specializes in organising self-led cycling, walking or self-drive car holidays in the beautiful "Road to the Isles" area.
Local Highland Games: Arisaig Highland Games ( last Wednesday in July) and Mallaig & Morar Highland Games (first Monday in August) both take place in the field next to the Traigh Golf Course.

They provide a delightful mixture of local people and people from literally all over the world who come to either watch or compete in the games. All welcome.
Trains: ScotRail - Your nearest railway station is Arisaig.
You can get an overnight sleeper from London (Euston station) to Fortwilliam, and change trains there.
Car Hire:

Car Hire Inverness - Discount Car hire from Inverness and throughout Scotland.
www.carhirescotland.com - Clarkson of Glasgow
car-hire-booking.co.uk - Glasgow Car Hire (tgc)

The Weather:

weather.co.uk  - Weather forecast for Arisaig.

UK Met. Office - Uptodate Satellite Photo of Europe

Ferries (from Mallaig): Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd. - Time-table of car & passenger ferries out of Mallaig to Armadale in Skye and ferries to the "Small Isles" of Eigg, Rum, Muck & Canna.
Visit the View?: Arisaig Marine – Go on a delightful day trip Island / Wildlife Cruise to the Islands of Eigg, Rum & Muck. See whales, seals and many sea birds. Highly recommended.

Isle of Eigg Trust who have recently bought the island.
British Tourism: British Tourist Authority - The official british tourist authority web site.  Listings for accommodation, places to visit, events and tourist information centres.
Information Britain - Lots of useful information for visitors to the UK. (tgc)
Outdoor Training Centre: GlenmoreLodge.org.uk - "Glenmore Lodge is the Scottish National Outdoor Training Centre for outdoor activity courses in rock climbing, hillwalking, mountaineering, ski-touring, kayaking, canoeing, sea kayaking, first aid, orienteering and teambuilding, all year round." (Near Aviemore in the Cairngorms, Scotland.
The Links pages on other Scottish sites: Geal-Net, Lonely Planet, Scottish Newspapers, Tartain Pages, Scotland.org. Connery Scottish Walks

 

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