Tain, Brora & Murcar Links

Follow in the footsteps of Old Tom Morris & James Braid at these Highland classics…

  • Our suggested 4 night vacation package includes:

    • 4 nights B&B at Kingsmills Hotel 
    • 4 rounds of golf at Nairn Dunbar, Brora Golf Course, Moray Old, and Golspie Golf Course 
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices includes all taxes and surcharges

    from $640 USD pp

  • Our suggested 7 night vacation package includes:

    • 4 nights B&B at The Royal Golf Hotel 4* (Dornoch)
    • 3 nights B&B at Meldrum House Hotel 4*
    • 5 rounds of golf at Tain Golf Course, Brora Golf Course, Murcar Links, Royal Dornoch Struie Course and Newburgh on Ythan Golf Course
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices includes all taxes and surcharges

    from $1310 USD pp

  • Our suggested 10 night vacation package includes:

    • 4 nights B&B at The Royal Golf Hotel 4*
    • 3 nights B&B at Golf View Hotel 4*
    • 3 nights B&B at Meldrum House Hotel 4*
    • 7 rounds of golf at Tain Golf Course, Brora Golf Course, Murcar Links, Royal Dornoch Struie Course, Nairn Dunbar Course, Moray Old Course and Newburgh on Ythan Golf Course
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices includes all taxes and surcharges

    from $1875 USD pp

  • Golf in the Highlands is an experience not to be missed, and with unspoilt gems north of Inverness such as Tain, Brora and the Struie (Royal Dornoch’s second course) you will struggle to get better value for money. Old Tom Morris and James Braid have had a big influence up here, with Brora once rated by five times Open Champion Peter Thompson as ‘the best traditional links course in the world’! East of Inverness on the Moray Firth you will find Nairn Dunbar and Moray Old, both highly rated classic links courses. 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!

    Weather in Highlands and Aberdeen

  • A 4 night suggested itinerary from $640pp

    • 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 Nairn Dunbar (33mins drive from The Glen Mhor Hotel)
    • Day 3 – Play golf at Moray Old (1hr9mins drive from The Glen Mhor Hotel)
    • Day 4 – Play golf at Golspie (1hr10mins drive from The Glen Mhor Hotel)
    • Day 5 – Play golf at Brora (1hr19mins drive from The Glen Mhor Hotel) and RETURN TO USA

    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

    A 4 night suggested bucket list itinerary from $1210pp

    • Day 1 – Arrive at Inverness Airprot and travel straight to Kingsmills Hotel (Inverness Airport to Kingsmills Hotel = 14mins drive)
    • Day 2 – Play golf at Royal Dornoch Championship Course (59mins drive from Kingsmills Hotel)
    • Day 3 – Play golf at Castle Stuart Links (15mins drive from Kingsmills Hotell)
    • Day 4 – Play golf at Nairn (1hr17mins drive from Kingsmills Hotel)
    • Day 5 – Play Golf at Tain (51mins drive from Kingsmills Hotel) and RETURN TO USA

    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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  • 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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Max Ford

UK & Ireland Golf Specialist

“Old Tom Morris and James Braid have left their indelible mark in this wonderfully rugged and natural area. 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”

Max Ford

UK & Ireland Golf Specialist