Scotland’s Golf and Whisky
Scotland is famously the historic home of two very popular and enjoyable activities: golf and whisky. If you’re passionate about Scotland’s golf and whisky, then our Highland Golf and Whisky Trip is a perfect match for you! On our Highland Golf and Whisky Trip you are sure to experience the very best of both. Enjoy the beautiful Scottish Highland landscapes and excellent hospitality on this 6-night holiday.
Arriving in Inverness – our compact Highland city – you’ll have some free time to explore before meeting at our lovely hotel for reception drinks and dinner. This will be our base for the next six nights, providing comfortable, welcoming accommodation at the end of each day’s adventures. We’ll play golf in a different area each day, including Nairn, Lossiemouth, Dornoch and Tain. You’ll have the opportunity to experience some of the finest golf and whisky in Scotland!
Inverness and the River Ness (photo credit: Shutterstock)
The modern game of golf originated in Scotland in the 15th century. Indeed, at Royal Dornoch Golf Course, north of Inverness, golf has been played since 1616, and some claim even earlier. Over the years, Scotland has become famous for its spectacular golf links courses. On this Highland Golf & Whisky Trip, you’ll be able to experience the history and pleasure of playing on these old courses for yourself. Your first round will be along the beautiful Moray Coast at Nairn, where the golf club was founded in 1887. It’s a classic Scottish links course with magnificent views over the Moray Firth. The trip will also includes a round at well-known Moray Golf Club, near Lossiemouth, which was founded in 1889.
Castle Stuart Golf Links art deco clubhouse and practice area (photo credit: John Allan/Wikimedia Commons)
The destination golf resort Castle Stuart Golf Links is situated just outside Inverness, with fantastic views of well-known landmarks Chanonry Point on the Black Isle across the Moray Firth, as well as the Kessock Bridge.
Royal Dornoch Golf Course (photo credit: Shutterstock)
The final two rounds of golf will be played further north of Inverness, at the ancient Royal Dornoch Golf Club, and at Tain Golf Club. Both courses have glorious views across the Dornoch Firth. Five days of truly unforgettable golf in spectacular locations!
Tain Golf Course (photo credit: www.visit dornoch.com)
Did you know that the history of some of the Scottish golf courses and whisky are intertwined? For example, the early membership of the Moray Golf Club included a number of whisky distillers. Over the years they’ve enjoyed various ‘club malts’ including Glen Grant and Macallan. Today the club malt is a 12- or 15- year old single malt Glen Moray. On this Highland Golf & Whisky Trip, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to sample these, and many other fine Scottish malts. As well as the good selection at the hotel bar, there’s also an evening of dinner, whisky tastings and traditional Scottish music at MacGregor’s Bar in Inverness. MacGregor’s boasts a huge whisky list, friendly staff and prides itself on being a gathering place where folks can really enjoy the craic – it’ll be a night to remember!
You’ll also visit the famous Glenmorangie Distillery. It is situated by the tranquil shores of the Dornoch Firth, amidst the golden barley fields of Ross-shire. Expert guides will help you to experience all stages of the whisky-making process. Learn about it all, from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturation of this classic malt. And no visit would be complete without tasting a wee dram or two!
Contact us to find out more about our Highland Golf & Whisky Trip.