Golf in the Highlands

Wick Golf Club

A warm friendly welcome awaits you at Wick Golf Club, the oldest established golf club in the Highlands of Scotland. Visitors will find that one of the pleasures in playing golf here is that there is rarely a need to prearrange a tee time and there are no time limitations on your round. Simply turn up and enjoy your golf.

The course is a traditional 18 hole Links layout consisting 9 holes out and 9 back to the clubhouse. The Fairways are generous and fast running, with firm and true links greens. The course is playable all year round with rarely any winter tees or greens in operation so it’s always a fair test of your game.

There are many spectacular views around the course with possibly the best saved for the 18th tee, which offers a stunning panorama of Sinclair Bays unspoiled white sands and four Historic Castles which overlook the sea.

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Thurso Golf Club

Thurso is an enjoyable parkland course at the tip of the Highlands with inspiring views of the Pentland Firth and Orkney Isles.

If you like playing in a strong wind then this 18 holer is right up your street. Most holes feature out-of-bounds and almost all have narrow fairways. And if that wasn't enough you must also overcome patches of gorse and heather - hence the rewards going to straight hitters. The thirteenth is a classic with rough to the right, heather to the left and a bunker guarding the green. Recent course improvements have made it a real favourite with visitors.

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Lybster Golf Course

Golf has been playing in Lybster for over a hundred years. It is one of the (if not the) shortest 9 hole courses (3,858 yards, par 62, SSS 61) in Scotland it is very popular with a wide range of golfers of varying age groups and abilities. Our longest hole is only 318 yards and our shortest (although by no means the easiest) is only 90 yards. The entire course is laid out in only 15 acres of land. The benefit of this is that you are never miles away from the clubhouse / car park if you have had enough or if the weather becomes inclement.

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Reay Golf Course

Reay Golf Club lies on the edge of Sandside Bay in the far north of Scotland and offers panoramic views of the Pentland Firth and North Atlantic from every hole on the course. The course is a true example of a links course, as you would expect when the legendary James Braid had a hand in its design. Its exposed location and the typical challenging conditions call for real shot making, from punched long irons, little bump and runs to hitting under the wind. This is how the game started and what real hold is all about. The renowned golf course architect Donald Steele is quoted as saying of Reay, “In a different location, it would enjoy worldwide acclaim.” But it is precisely the location that gives the course at Reay its great distinction, as the most northernly18 hole links course on the British mainland

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