Highland golf has a character of its own and within the Cairngorms National Park you can choose from over a dozen great courses. See www.visitcairngorms.com/onthetee for details.
Heading north up the A9 turn off at Newtonmore Golf Club, situated on the banks of the river Spey and after lunch play Kingussie Golf Club, only six miles further north, which is much as Harry Vardon left it in 1908. If it’s a longer course you want, then take on the new Spey Valley Championship Course at Aviemore, an experience in itself. What a great first day to get you in the swing! There is a wide choice of accommodation in the area to choose from.
After a comfortable night you are spoilt for choice on Day 2 with 5 courses within fifteen miles of each other. 9-hole Abernethy Golf Club at Nethy Bridge or the James Braid Boat of Garten Courses are each delightful to play and Carrbridge (9-hole) is a lovely but challenging course. Craggan course is ideal for family fun and the highly rated Grantown Golf Club, famous for its scenic holes is nearby. After your day on the greens head east on the A939 over the Lecht to Royal Deeside to start day 3.
Your final day can be spent on a choice of scenic but challenging courses in Royal Deeside. Aboyne Golf Club was founded in 1883 and offers 18 holes that combine rolling parkland with links-like heathland and great views over the Loch of Aboyne. Nearby there are also attractive 9-hole courses at Aboyne Loch Golf Centre and Tarland Golf Club, where the course was designed by Old Tom Morris. Ballater Golf Club has an 18-hole course that hugs the River Dee in many places. Braemar Golf Club claims to be the highest 18-hole course in the UK and is set well over 1,000 feet above sea level. The perfect place to reach your peak on the golf course!
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