Ness Walk (5-Star)
New to the Inverness Block in 2019 is the 5-Start Ness Walk Hotel, situated on the banks of the River Ness. Strategically located in a quiet area, near the city centre, Ness Walk offers a small amount of bespoke bedrooms which take their design influence from the seasonal landscape with a flow of soft colours and textiles. A warm Highland welcome greets guests, with high ceilings and long views across the lawn to the river. An open fire, high corniced ceilings and lavish furnishings adorn the restaurant and bar, giving guests a delightfully cosy feeling. The Hotel innovatively blends contemporary furnishings and design with the warm hospitality that remains truly Scottish. Any length of time at Ness Walk is remembered in the best light.
Royal Golf Hotel Dornoch (4-Star)
Overlooking the legendary Dornoch Golf Course sits the Royal Dornoch Hotel. A true golfer’s paradise, the hotel overlooks The North Sea, the first tee of the golf course, and remains only a 5-minute walk into the town of Dornoch and the nearby beach. Awarded ‘Scottish Golf Hotel of the year 2011,’ The Hotel is the ideal base when visiting the Scottish Highlands. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available during your stay. A full Scottish breakfast is also included when you stay at The Royal Golf Hotel Dornoch. The rooms feature plush bedding and contemporary amenities, yet they retain their Highland cosiness in a way that is unique to golfer clientele. Many bedrooms overlook the Royal Dornoch Golf Course and North Sea; wouldn’t you like to wake up overlooking one of the best golf courses in the world?
Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Course
Designed by legendary golfer James Braid, the Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club is proudly the 15th oldest golf club in the world. Situated on a tiny peninsula in the Moray Firth, with views across the channel to Fort George, the golf course has been operating since 1793. It is a scenic half-hour drive form Inverness and characterises Scottish links golf. Fierce winds often blow over the course due to it lying on a narrow peninsula, and they comprise the biggest challenge to visiting golfers.
Castle Stuart Golf Course
Castle Stuart is a relatively new golf course, but it has grown in leaps and bounds in the golfing world since its opening in 2009. It has hosted the European Tour’s Scottish Open four times in the first 9 years of it opening, and it has many honourable mentions within premium magazine’s Top 100s. A true Scottish Links design, waters from the Moray Firth can be seen from every hole. A rugged landscape that has been worn down by winds over the centuries has moulded the course, and world-class maintenance has made the playability of the 18-hole route almost comparable to Kingsbarns. Castle Stuart will be a high point in your golf vacation.
Brora Golf Club
Brora Golf Club is the cornerstone of Scottish Highland links golf. The course is well over 100 years old, and overlooks the North Sea to the east, and Mourne Mountains to the west. Designed by James Braid, Brora Golf Course features some of the finest fescue grass in Scotland and provides golfers the rare opportunity to play golf amongst local livestock, who are allowed everywhere but the greens! Though not as well known as Royal Dornoch, Brora is often golfers’ favourite course when visiting the Highlands.
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
One of the world’s best golf courses, and Golf Digest’s second-best course in the world, Royal Dornoch’s Championship Links Course has what every aspiring links golfer wants. Originally designed by Old Tom Morris, the Royal Dornoch Golf Course is wild, isolated, and beautiful. Haphazard ridges, hillocks, rolling dunes and links land all feature at Dornoch and comprise what many believe is the best links golf course in the world, and definitely in Scotland! There is an emphasis on traditional Highland hospitality at Royal Dornoch, gives you everlasting memories of a great golf trip to take home.
Loch Ness is one of the most enchanting destinations in the United Kingdom, and there is no better way to experience the iconic loch than to cruise amongst it. You can not get an appropriate measurement of its size without embarking a vessel and searching for the mysterious monster directly above it. At 23 miles long and almost 800 feet deep, a cruise on the dark waters will never have the same route.
Lying in a forest of seclusion, Dunrobin Castle dates back to the early 1300s. If you are driving back from Brora Golf Club, you can just make Scottout the tall spires from the highway before you draw level to the entry. The Castle is the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms. The Castle is also one of Britain’s oldest continuously inhabited houses by the Earls, and later, the Dukes of Sutherland. A tour of The Castle will leave you in awe, and it is a convenient stop between the highland golf courses.
Tour & Tasting at Glenmorangie Distillery
Glenmorangie is one of the most famous Scottish Whisky distilleries in the world, so we are proud to include a tasting of its fine whisky’s, along with a tour of the original distillery complex. It is a single malt distillery situated on a hillside glen along the banks of the Dornoch Firth. Glenmorangie means ‘valley of tranquillity’ in Scots Gaelic, and it is evident in the old stone buildings and aged barrels that the tranquillity has lasted. Since 1843, the Men of Tain have crafted the finest single malt whisky to show the world; experience each step of the process and understand why the award-winning whisky is so wonderfully complex and so enticingly smooth.
You can choose a self-led package with a rental car option, or an escorted tour with a member of the Voyages.golf travel team (an escorted tour must have a minimum group number of 16 people and book at least 6 months prior to travel and is subject to tour host availability)
You can choose one of the following:
· Driver 1 bus
· Escorted by Voyages.golf team member or local tour guide