One of Scotland’s best-kept secrets, the north coast links courses are pure golfing gems. The jewel in the Highland golfing crown is Royal Dornoch Golf Club, universally rated as being one of the world’s top 20 golf courses and long considered to be Donald Ross’s masterpiece. The relatively new Castle Stuart Golf Links, just outside Inverness, has arrived in true style, hosting the Scottish Open in 2013 which was won by Phil Mickelson, his maiden win on Scottish soil. Nairn is one of Scotland’s most picturesque links courses while golf at Cruden Bay is full of surprises, very much a traditional links with humps, hollows and greens tucked into unimaginable spots, a pure joy to play. Royal Aberdeen is a highly rated traditional links course, the seventh oldest in the world. And new arrival, Trump is a spectacular triumph in the high dunes just outside Aberdeen, surely destined to be one of the greatest. These six links courses together are a match for the best in the world.
The Kingsmills Hotel is a luxury four-star resort with spa and leisure facilities, located 15 minutes from Inverness Airport. Set within 4 acres of manicured grounds and only 1 mile from the center of Inverness. Guests have full use of the leisure club which includes a gym, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and a swimming pool. There are 2 restaurants available for dining: The Inglis Restaurant offers a fixed price menu and the Conservatory offers à la carte dining in a beautiful garden setting.
Get caught up in Aberdeen’s exciting atmosphere. Right in the heart of Scotland’s Granite City, and just a short hop from the city center. The Chez Mal restaurant is well known for first class dining and with and extensive wine cellar. This Aberdeen hotel is designed to be different, with king beds, power showers and chic décor, guaranteed to impress. Golfers will be most comfortable retiring to the Malmaison after a day on the links.