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There’s a reason our country enjoys so many magnificent Championship courses. The modern game of golf was believed to have originated in Scotland during the middle ages. By the 18th Century, the game was a national craze and was played in much the same format as today. By the 19th Century, our intrepid explorers and merchants had spread the ‘great game’ across the world, making golf one of our most famous exports.


The Scottish Highlands are rich in world-class courses that attract many avid golf fans each year. A number of these Scottish golf courses were first established in the 19thcentury and retain much of their Victorian charm and elegance. Join us for a golf break in Inverness to tick all these courses off your golfing “bucket list.”

Our Local Scottish Golf Courses

We have five local golf clubs that are within easy reach of our hotel, all of which are exquisite golf courses that attract a number of international visitors each year. Our dedicated golf co-ordinator is on hand to help you set up the ideal golf itinerary for the break of a lifetime.

Castle Stuart

One of the top three Scottish golf courses, Castle Stuart is also a Championship Links course that offers stunning views over the Moray Firth. This course was the location of the Scottish Open in 2011, 2012 and 2013, so playing here allows you to pit your performance against the sports finest players. Only 6.6 miles away from Inverness, Castle Stuart is just a short drive from our hotel.

Castle Stuart 10th Hole

Royal Dornoch

Royal Dornoch is consistently rated one of the best golf courses in the world and is high on many golfers “to play” lists. Ranking at number four in the top British Golf Course list,this magnificent course offers an unbeatable playing experience by the blue-grey waters of the Dornoch Firth. This one can’t be missed during your stay with us.

Nairn Golf Club

No golf break at The Kingsmills would be complete without a visit to the traditional Nairn Golf Club. Founded in 1887, this is one of Scotland’s finest golfing venues, offering a classic course in pristine condition. This beautiful Links course hugs the rugged coast of Moray Firth for the first seven holes before turning inland to provide a real challenge against the Scottish elements.

Inverness Golf Club

You can’t get much more local to our hotel than this. Inverness Golf Club is directly next to The Kingsmills Hotel, making it the course of choice for a quick afternoon round during your stay with us. Enjoy the lush fairways and breath-taking views from this classic Highlands course.

Nairn Dunbar Golf Club

Situated on the shores of the spectacular Moray Firth, Nairn Dunbar offers a Championship Links course that challenges players of all abilities. This course is fairly flat making it an excellent choice for players of varying fitness levels. Wind your way round the course, past waterways and dastardly ditches to enjoy this natural setting.

Book Your Golf Break

We strive to ensure your stay with us exceeds your expectations, making an unforgettable visit. If you are coming to Inverness for the first time, contact our golf coordinator who will be able to provide a wealth of information to help you organise your next golf break and decide on the best Scottish golf courses for you. For more information, give us a call on 01463 257 100.

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