Castle Stuart, Royal Dornoch & Nairn

Take the road less traveled for the Highland fling of a lifetime...

  • Castle Stuart, Royal Dornoch & Nairn 4 nights

    Our suggested 4 night vacation package includes:

    • 4 nights B&B at Kingsmills Hotel 4*
    • 3 rounds of golf at Castle Stuart, Royal Dornoch Championship Course & Nairn Golf Course
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $1175 USD pp

  • Castle Stuart, Royal Dornoch & Nairn 7 nights

    Our suggested 7 night vacation package includes:

    • 3 nights B&B at Kingsmills Hotel 4*
    • 4 nights B&B at Meldrum House Hotel 4*
    • 5 rounds of golf at Castle Stuart Golf Links, Royal Dornoch Championship Course, Trump International Golf Links, Royal Aberdeen Balgownie Links Cruden Bay
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices includes all taxes and surcharges

    from $2165 USD pp

  • The Scottish Highlands and Aberdeen are blessed with an abundance of brilliant and beautiful golf courses. Royal Dornoch has the distinction of being the northernmost club in the British Isles to have ‘Royal’ standing, with 2 courses that routinely feature in the lists of top 100 courses in the UK. Castle Stuart has played host to The European Tour’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, which Phil Mickelson won in 2013 before going on to win The Open at Muirfield. Nairn is another hidden classic amongst the Scottish Highlands. It's situated breathtakingly close to the North Sea coastline with water coming into play on many of the holes also providing spectacular views. Also, we mustn’t forget the highly contentious Trump International Golf Links which its owner has declared will soon become ‘The World’s Greatest’!

    Average weather graph for the Highlands & Aberdeen

  • A 4 night suggested itinerary from $1175pp

    • Day 1 – Arrive at Inverness Airport and travel straight to Kingsmills Hotel 4* (Inverness Airport to The Kingsmills Hotel = 15 mins drive)
    • Day 2 – Play golf at Castle Stuart Golf Course (15 mins drive from The Kingsmills Hotel )
    • Day 3 – Play golf at Royal Dornoch Championship Course (54 mins drive from The Kingsmills Hotel )
    • Day 4 – Play golf at Nairn Golf Course (24 mins drive from The Kingsmills Hotel )
    • Day 5 – Play golf at Brora and RETURN TO USA (1hr21mins drive from The Glen Mhor Hotel)

    Includes car rental (self-drive)

    Not quite what you're looking for? Speak to one of our golf specialists TOLL FREE on (+1) 844.676.GOLF to tailor your own golf vacation

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      Newark Liberty International (EWR)

      Airlines: United

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      New York John F Kennedy (JFK)

      Airlines: American Airlines/US Airways

  • Tee Times
    Many of the golf courses you will wish to play are private golf clubs and therefore have limited tee times and restrictions on visitor play. Often demand outstrips supply, so it is never too early to begin planning your golf vacation.

    Attire in Golf Clubhouses
    Most golf clubs allow visitors to use their clubhouse facilities, including the locker rooms and dining areas. Over the last decade, golf clubs have relaxed their dress codes, however we recommend taking a pair of street shoes (not sneakers) to avoid any issues.

    Caddies and Carts
    The majority of the links courses have caddies available because, traditionally, they are walking courses, however we will often need to book them in advance for you. Caddies are self-employed and supply can change on a daily basis.

    With regards golf carts, these can be hard to come by on the traditional links courses and in some cases do not even exist! As with caddies, please request carts at the time of booking with us and we will do our best to reserve them for you.

    Practice Facilities
    These are not quite as abundant as they are at US golf courses, and you may struggle to find a practice range (or a conveniently located one) at the great, classic links courses in the UK and Ireland. Even if you do manage to find one, don’t be surprised if you have to purchase range ball tokens from the Pro Shop and self-serve!

    Halfway Houses and Beverage Carts
    Most of these great links golf courses were designed to play nine holes out (away from the clubhouse) followed by nine holes back, with no halfway house. Be prepared to carry refreshments in your golf bag to keep you going for the whole round. Similarly, there are very few (if any) beverage/refreshment carts at these courses as it is not customary to drink alcohol whilst playing golf in the UK and Ireland.

    Handicap Restrictions
    Many of the golf courses have handicap restrictions for visiting golfers and will require to see official proof of your handicap. The primary reason for this is to ensure only seasoned golfers visit these courses and don’t hold up play.

    The Weather
    The weather in this part of the world can be unpredictable, and you do need to be prepared for all kinds at any time of year. Having said that, in order to get the full UK and Ireland golf experience, every golfer should relish a dose of challenging weather at least once during their stay!

    Although it is possible to play golf year-round, we view April as the start of the season. For the avid golfer who is looking to play 36 holes (or more) in one day, June and July have the longest daylight hours with play possible until 10pm!


Chris Bowles

Senior Golf Vacation Specialist

“Golf in the highlands of Scotland and Aberdeen is golf at its most rugged, most raw, and most invigorating. Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart, Nairn and Trump International Golf Links should be on everyone’s bucket list”

Chris Bowles

Senior Golf Vacation Specialist