Royal Dornoch : Telephone (01863) 810219 Very challenging seaside championship links, designed by Tom Morris & John Sutherland 18 holes, 6591 yds, Par70, SSS 72, Course record 67 Struie :18 holes, 5321 yds, Par 68, SSS 70, Visitors - handicap of 24 for gentlemen (ladies 35) Must contact in advance and have a handicap certificate.
Loch Ness Golf Course : Telephone 01463 713335 Located on the south side of Inverness there are 27 holes that would suit golfers of all abilities and coupled with the extensive range of facilities provide an all round experience as well as stunning views of the City. www.golflochness.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Boat of Garten : Telephone (01479) 831282 This parkland course was cut out from a silver birch forest though the fairways are adequately wide. There are natural hazards of broom and heather, good views and walking is easy. A round provides great variety. 18 holes, 5837 yds, Par 69, SSS69, Visitors - Must contact in advance and have a handicap certificate.
Fortrose & Rosemarkie : Telephone (01381) 620733 (01381) 620529 Seaside links course, set on a peninsula with sea on three sides. Easy walking, good views. Designed by James Braid; the club was formed in 1888. 18 holes, 5973 yds, Par 71, SSS 69, Course record 64. Visitors - restricted 8.45 - 10.15am & 1 - 2.15 then 4.45 - 6.30pm.
Inverness : Telephone (01463) 239882 Fairly flat parkland course with burn running through it. Windy in winter. The 14th is one of the most difficult Par 4's in the north of Scotland. 18 holes, 6226 yds, Par 69, SSS 70. Visitors - restricted at weekends.
Kingussie : Telephone (01540) 661374 Hilly upland course with natural hazards and magnificent views. Stands about 1000ft above sea level at its highest point and the River Gynack comes into play on five holes. 18 holes, 5555 yds, Par 66, SSS 67, Course record 64. Visitors - restricted weekends
Muir of Ord : Telephone (01463) 870825 Old established (1875) heathland course with tight fairways and easy walking. Testing 11th, 'Castle Hill' (par 3) 18 holes, 5202 yds, Par 67, SSS 66, Course record 61. Visitors - not permitted during specified draw times for medal tees. Restricted 11am - 12.30pm Sat & Sun.
Nairn : Telephone (01667) 453208 Championship, seaside links founded in 1887 and created from a wilderness of heather and whin. Designed by A.Simpson, old Tom Morris and James Braid. Opening holes stretch out along the shoreline with a turn for home at the 10th. Regularly chosen for national championships. 18 holes, 6722 yds, Par 72, SSS 71, Course record 65. Visitors - restricted until 10.30am weekends.
Nairn Dunbar : Telephone (01667) 452741 Links course with sea views and testing gorse-and whin-lined fairways. Breezy at 6, 7, and 8. Testing hole 'Long Peter' (527 yds). 18 holes, 6431 yds, Par 71, SSS 71, Course record 68. Visitors - must contact in advance and have handicap certificate.
Strathpeffer Spa : (01997) 421219 Upland course with many natural hazards (no sand bunkers), hard walking and fine views. Testing 3rd hole (par 3) across loch. 18 holes, 4792 yds, Par 65, SSS 65, Course record 60. Visitors - may not play during club competition times or until after 10.30am on Sunday.
Alness : (01349) 883877 A short, but testing, parkland course with beautiful views over the Cromarty Firth and Black Isle. 9 holes, 2606 yds, Par 66, SSS 64, Course record 62, Visitors - restricted during competitions.
Carrbridge : (01479) 841623 Short part-parkland, part-moorland course with magnificent views of the Cairngorms. 9 holes, 5300 yds, Par71, SSS 66, Course record 64. Visitors - restricted Sun, competition days and after 5pm Wed May - Sept. Web site~ http://www.carrbridgegolf.com
Fort Augustus : (01320) 366460 Moorland course, with narrow fairways and good views. Bordered by the tree lined Caledonian Canal. 9 holes, 5454 yds, Par 67, SSS 68, Course record 69. Visitors - No restrictions.