Moray, Royal Dornoch & Nairn

Despite being relatively unknown, The Highlands are home to some of the finest links in Scotland...

  • Moray, Royal Dornoch & Nairn 4 nights

    Our suggested 4 night vacation package includes:

    • 4 nights B&B at Glen Mhor Hotel
    • 3 rounds of golf at Moray Old, Royal Dornoch & Nairn Golf Course
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices includes all taxes and surcharges

    from $955 USD pp

  • Moray, Royal Dornoch & Nairn 7 nights

    Our suggested 7 night vacation package includes:

    • 4 nights B&B at The Glen Mhor Hotel
    • 3 nights B&B at Thistle Aberdeen City Center
    • 5 rounds of golf at Moray Old, Royal Dornoch Championship Course, Nairn Golf Club, Cruden Bay & Murcar Links
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices includes all taxes and surcharges

    from $1565 USD pp

  • Inverness & St Andrews 7 Night Combo

    Our suggested 7 night combo vacation includes:

    • 4 nights B&B at the Glen Mhor Hotel Collection 4*
    • 3 nights B&B at the Macdonald Rusacks Hotel 4*
    • 5 rounds of golf at Nairn Golf Club, Royal Dornoch, Moray Old, the Castle Course at St Andrews and the New Course at St Andrews
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $2295 USD pp

  • Golf in the Highlands is an experience not to be missed, and with unspoilt gems north of Inverness such as Nairn you will struggle to get better value for money. Royal Dornoch is up there with not only Scotland's best but is ranked in the world's top 20 golf courses! It's simple yet jaw-dropping layout will leave you remembering this links for a very long time. East of Inverness on the Moray Firth you will find Moray Old, a highly rated classic links course. Closer to Aberdeen there is Cruden Bay, ranked 30th in Top 100 Courses in UK and Ireland, and Murcar Links which is about as pure a links golf experience as you can get. Spoilt for choice!

    Average weather graph for Highlands & Aberdeen

  • A 4 night suggested budget itinerary from $955pp

    • Day 1 – Arrive at Inverness Airport and travel straight to The Glen Mhor Hotel (Inverness Airport to The Glen Mhor Hotel = 22mins drive)
    • Day 2 – Play golf at Moray Old Course (33 mins drive from The Glen Mhor Hotel)
    • Day 3 – Play golf at Royal Dornoch Golf Course (57 mins drive from The Glen Mhor Hotel)
    • Day 4 – Play golf at Nairn Golf Club (30 mins drive from The Glen Mhor Hotel)
    • Day 5 – Return to USA (18 mins 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

    • 7hrs

      New York John F Kennedy (JFK)

      Airlines: American Airlines/US Airways

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      Newark Liberty International (EWR)

      Airlines: United

  • 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.

    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!

    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.

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Chris Bowles

Senior Golf Vacation Specialist

“Whether up near Dornoch, along the Moray Firth near Nairn or down by Aberdeen, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to quality links golf courses at exceptional value”

Chris Bowles

Senior Golf Vacation Specialist