Why Inverness Should Be Your Next Golfing Destination

Visit Inverness for golf breaks in Scotland

The Scottish Highlands aren’t just a great location for the Whisky Connoisseur or the avid Munro Bagger. The breath-taking Highlands is also home to a collection of the finest golf courses in the UK, and arguably the world. No matter your course of choice, be it links or moorland, Inverness and the surrounding area has something for you. Here are just some of the many reasons why Inverness should be your next location for a golf retreat. Forget St. Andrews, it’s time to head further north.

Close up of golf clubs
Visit Inverness in the north for your next Scottish Highlands golf break.

World Renowned and Historic Golf Courses

The Highlands of Scotland has a rich history and tradition of golf, unfolding over several centuries. Some of the most famous golf courses in this area include the Royal Dornoch (recognised as links golf in its purest form), Nairn and Castle Stuart, which has played host to the prestigious Scottish Open four times since the course opened in 2009. With such a wide range of notable and beautiful golf courses on Inverness’ doorstep you are spoiled for choice. See our guide to golf courses near Inverness.

Hidden Gems

Yes, the Scottish Highlands is home to undoubtedly some of the most renowned golf courses in the world. But it’s the hidden gems that make a golfing retreat that extra bit special. The historic Fortrose Golf Club (15th oldest recorded club in the world), Brora Golf Club and our very own next-door neighbour Inverness Golf Club each provide a unique challenge for you to master. We would definitely recommend scheduling in 18 holes on one of these courses during your adventure.  

Woman playing golf
Practise your swing surrounded by the breath-taking beauty of the Highlands.

Transport Links

One of the most important things to consider when planning a holiday is transport. Luckily for you, Inverness has a well-established transport infrastructure and joining us is becoming even easier, with great connections by air, rail and road. After you have arrived in the city, getting around couldn’t be easier. Reliable and affordable public transport is on hand to get you to that first tee!

Luxury Accommodation and Golf Packages

At the Kingsmills Hotel we have a wide range of luxury accommodation to make your break in Inverness perfect. With comfy twin and double rooms and luxurious facilities at your disposal, a trip to Inverness would not be complete without a stay at Kingsmills.

Many of our golf packages include two rounds of golf at one of several courses Kingsmills has partnerships with, a weekend of accommodations, and a traditional Scottish breakfast. The deals are typically seasonal, so be sure to call ahead and see what new specials are upcoming and featured. 

A classic room at the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness
Golf breaks at the Kingsmills Hotel include luxury accommodation and play at one or more of our favourite courses.

Food and Drink

After a busy day on the course you will need to eat the best food on offer. Inverness has a diverse range of tasty and inviting food for you to sample. Whether it’s cheap and cheerful or fine dining you won’t be limited for choice in this jewel of the Highlands.

Why not try one of our very own restaurants here at Kingsmills? Our Inglis, Conservatory and Garden restaurants offer meals with responsibly sourced local produce for you to experience the tastes of the area. Plus, our hotel has an iconic feature: a World-Class whisky selection. Our onsite Whisky Bar allows guests to sample a wide variety of whiskies from around the world.

Beautiful Scenery

The nearby golf courses go hand-in-hand with truly spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Renowned for its rustic and wild beauty. What could be a better backdrop to your round of golf than a dramatic glen in the distance or the rugged Inverness-shire coastline and the Black Isle? A game of golf and a beautiful photo op, what more could you ask for!

View of water from Nairn Beach
The Nairn coastline makes a glorious backdrop to your Scottish golf break.

So, this year when you’re planning your golfing adventures, why not head up north and visit the capital of the Highlands? Take a look at our golf packages and contact us here for more information.