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    Re: Recommend courses in North Scotland

    I would say go with Patrick's recommendations, he's the man in the know in this area.

    Royal Dornoch is a must play at some point. Just be careful, it chews you up and spits you out!
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    Re: Recommend courses in North Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by patricks148 View Post
    Probably more that you have time to play TBH

    Would go to these, on route from Inverness
    Fortrose and Rosemarkie
    Great short links course easy walking and unusual in that its almost in the Moray Firth and surrounded on 3 sides by it. great for Ladies
    Tarbat (portmahomack)
    short 9 hole community links, quite short, again good for lady golfers no carries
    Tain
    Traditional links nice lay out.
    Bonar Bridge
    again small commuinity 9 hole course through woodland right by Loch Migdale (been on Time team) chance to see Ospreys
    Royal Dornoch
    Its £120 but treat yourself one of the best courses in the world (top 10)
    Brora.
    Quirky links course that is almost impossible to lose a ball on,(sheep graze it and it has electric fences around the greens,
    Reay.
    short links course quite nice
    Durnes
    Stunning surroundings and the 9th is one of the best short par3 around
    Gairloch
    again short community links short but great views.

    All these you will literally drive past apart from F&R . there are quite a few others but imo these are the best.

    of course there are also a couple of others you might want to try nearer the route up.
    Boat of Garten
    Spey Valley
    either of the Nairrn courses.

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    Can't beat this list, except I'd suggest (in pedantry mode) they are listed in reverse order.

    And as regards the red bit, l fear l can prove you wrong
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    Re: Recommend courses in North Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by backwoodsman View Post
    Can't beat this list, except I'd suggest (in pedantry mode) they are listed in reverse order.

    And as regards the red bit, l fear l can prove you wrong
    yes, i miss read the original post and thought he was starting at Inversneck.

    I will ad in the proviso, in that "only if you are really miles off line" can you lose a ball
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    Re: Recommend courses in North Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by patricks148 View Post
    Probably more that you have time to play TBH

    Would go to these, on route from Inverness
    Fortrose and Rosemarkie
    Great short links course easy walking and unusual in that its almost in the Moray Firth and surrounded on 3 sides by it. great for Ladies
    Tarbat (portmahomack)
    short 9 hole community links, quite short, again good for lady golfers no carries
    Tain
    Traditional links nice lay out.
    Bonar Bridge
    again small commuinity 9 hole course through woodland right by Loch Migdale (been on Time team) chance to see Ospreys
    Royal Dornoch
    Its £120 but treat yourself one of the best courses in the world (top 10)
    Brora.
    Quirky links course that is almost impossible to lose a ball on,(sheep graze it and it has electric fences around the greens,
    Reay.
    short links course quite nice
    Durnes
    Stunning surroundings and the 9th is one of the best short par3 around
    Gairloch
    again short community links short but great views.

    All these you will literally drive past apart from F&R . there are quite a few others but imo these are the best.

    of course there are also a couple of others you might want to try nearer the route up.
    Boat of Garten
    Spey Valley
    either of the Nairrn courses.

    PM me if you want any other info
    Durness in the wind could be fun

    And what about Lochinver? - never played it but it looks worth playing just for the views
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    Re: Recommend courses in North Scotland

    Durness is a cracking wee course, really enjoyed it. Can't add to whats been said about Royal Dornoch, go play it, you'll regret it if you dont

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    Re: Recommend courses in North Scotland

    Im playing Dornoch on the 9th July might try and find some where else to play on the way back as well

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    Re: Recommend courses in North Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by stevek1969 View Post
    Im playing Dornoch on the 9th July might try and find some where else to play on the way back as well
    you are welcome at Tain or Nairn Steve.
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    Re: Recommend courses in North Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by patricks148 View Post
    you are welcome at Tain or Nairn Steve.
    Cheers for the offer Patrick as i loved both courses but ill try and play a 9 holer on the way home, 36 is to much for me these days as I'm up and down the same day
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    Re: Recommend courses in North Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by stevek1969 View Post
    Cheers for the offer Patrick as i loved both courses but ill try and play a 9 holer on the way home, 36 is to much for me these days as I'm up and down the same day
    Nethy bridge is not bad, better IMO to Carrbridge.

    Its next to Boat of Garten if thats any help
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    Re: Recommend courses in North Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by patricks148 View Post
    Nethy bridge is not bad, better IMO to Carrbridge.

    Its next to Boat of Garten if thats any help
    Cheers Patrick i'll have a look
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