Boat of Garten golf course

Address and contact: Boat of Garten
PH24 3BQTelephone 01479 831282
Fax 01479 831523


About: Established in 1898 and designed by one of the grand-masters of golf course architecture – James Braid, “The Boat” is not only a demanding test of sporting skill but also a magnificent setting for the game.The view from the clubhouse, over the 1st and 2nd fairways and beyond, to the Cairngorm mountains – with such distinctive features as the Lairig Ghru and the northern corries of Braeriach – is incomparable, certainly within the realms of Scottish golf.


This Highland grandeur, depending on the day, can inspire high achievement or, in the more common event of disappointing performance, affords the comfort and consolation of communing with nature in uniquely attractive surroundings.
Popular with visitors, from both home and abroad, the course has become firmly established as a “must” for those enjoying a golfing tour of the Scottish Highlands.

Abernethy Golf Course

Address and contact: The Golf Course
Nethy Bridge
PH25 3EBTelephone 01479 821305
Fax 01479821305


About: Established in 1893, Abernethy Golf Club is located on the B970 road between Grantown on Spey and Coylumbridge, just north of Nethybridge.On most days, it is possible to “walk on”, without a reserved tee time. Families are welcome and handicap certificates are not required. For those without clubs we have a few sets for hire.

Abernethy is a traditional Highland golf course, built on natural moorland, and surrounded by majestic pine trees.

The course is suitable for golfers of all standards. Casual visitors will cope pefectly well with the friendly course layout while low handicappers will need to bring their very best short game to score well.

The clubhouse (unlicensed) serves snacks, home baking and refreshments.

Situated in the Cairngorms National Park, Abernethy golf course is home to many wildlife species. Red squirrels abound in the forest bordering the fairways and curlews nest between the seventh and eighth holes. Golfers may even glimpse an osprey flying over the course carrying a fish to feed its young at the famous Loch Garten nest – a rare birdie indeed.

Hotels and accommodation in Nethybridge

The Nethybridge Hotel–

Nethybridge Hotel Nethybridge
PH25 3DP.
Telephone: 01479 821203

Spey Valley Golf Course Information

The Aviemore Spey Valley golf course is situated close to the old Dalfaber golf course, Aviemore. With a spectacular backdrop of the Cairngorm Mountains, and the relaxing sound of the flowing River Spey, the Spey Valley Highland course is a sure winner.

  • Official Name: Spey Valley Championship Golf Course
  • Year Opened; 2006
  • Designer/Architect; Dave Thomas
  • Style; Heathland


Tee Information:

Yards   Par       SSS

Competition/Whites        7017     72         75

Men’s/Yellow                 6653     72         73

Ladies/Red                    5924     72         76

Read news from the Spey Valley Golf Course here: and view the Spey Valley Golf Course picture gallery Here.

The Spey Valley Championship Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 72 course which meanders through ancient Caledonian pine forests and along the banks of the sparkling River Spey.

The 18-hole par 72 golf course is really 4 golf courses in one. Meandering through the trees along the banks of the sparkling River Spey, it covers 7,153 yards of heathland, woodland, links and inland terrain. The signature hole is the 5th, officially the longest hole in Scotland at 635 yards (par 5). Following the course, you’ll be treated to a walk amongst the wildlife, with sightings of deer, red squirrels and osprey a common occurrence.

The Spey Valley Golf Course construction was opened for play in 2006 and provides the most spectacular 360 views of the highland Mountains and Forests you could imagine! Some of our holes are famous for their outstanding natural beauty; our 5th hole boasts the longest hole in Scotland (at 635 yards) and our 6th spans a lake which has been adopted as a nesting site by a bird colony. When you reach the 12th at the start of the home stretch, Spey Valley opens up before you like a film set

Recently voted one of the best in Scotland by the Top 100 Golf Courses of the World. And also the most picturesque course in the U.K by the 59 Club

Spey Valley boasts some of the most breathtaking views in the world and course designer, Dave Thomas, refers to Spey Valley as the potential jewel in his crown.

After your round of golf head into Spey Valley Golf & Country Club, home to the Scottish Steak Club. With a wide range of lunch and dinner options and the best steaks in Spey Valley, you will not be disappointed.

Wondering where all this action is? Check our maps and directions page, this will tell you how to get to Aviemore and the new golf course from Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh.

Please note that and related website’s are not related to nor have direct business links with the Macdonald group, Spey Valley golf course or Macdonald hotels and resorts, we are simply a guide to this magnificent course. Visit Aviemore Highland Resort for accommodation and golf in Aviemore.

Now, use the links on the Left, once you are enticed enough to go play the course, click on the big link on the Right to go direct to the Spey Valley golf course’s website.

PGA Scottish Hydro Challenge 2010 Spey Valley Aviemore

See photos of the 2011 Scottish Hydro Challenge Here and information Here

The PGA Scottish Hydro Challenge kicked off with some challenging weather on Wednesday. With changing winds, and clouds threatening rain coupled with some pretty bad light, it was an interesting day for pros and invites to say the least.

The Pro AM was attended by high profile guests such as former Scottish Football Association chief Gordon Smith, who played a fair game.

Matteo Manassero and Jamie Mcleary will play together on Thursday, until now they have only met briefly, the competition will be exciting, with the player most suited to the course, weather and challenge winning the bounty.

Photos and story, Aaron Sneddon

Holiday golf guide Scotland

Holiday Guide Scotland

A key part of Scottish heritage, golf, or `gowf` as it was known in the Fifteenth Century was once deemed a distraction from military training and banned from taking place by King James II. However from its re-introduction within the Treaty of Glasgow in 1502 to it`s current standing as a leading sport Golf in Scotland is now a well respected and popular holiday activity.

Of course part of the attraction to taking a golfing holiday in Scotland is the surrounding landscape and for those looking to book such a break it is worth considering where in Scotland you want to be.

Consider carefully because you`ll be spoilt for choice! There are around five hundred and fifty courses in various locations in and around Scotland, giving you the ideal opportunity to improve your game whilst relaxing and taking in the local scenery.

Key courses include Muirfield, Turnberry the Old Course at St Andrews, Royal Troon and Carnoustie. However for trying your hand at a championship course, Gleneagles is an ideal venue and one that will be hosting the famous Ryder Cup in 2014 and rightly so.

This PGA Centenary golf course boasts 18 holes and a par 72 set within exquisite Heathland. Often called a modern classic this course is a welcome challenge to even the most experienced golfer and was described by its designer, Jack Nicklaus as, `the finest parcel of land in the world I have ever been given to work with.`

For an alternative venue, Royal Dornoch will take you into the Scottish Highlands for your game and places you at the centre of a designated National Scenic Area. Near to the sea and with an award winning beach this location would suit families as well as individuals seeking a combination of fun, relaxation and a bit of peace and quiet.

Blairgowrie in Perthshire offers two championship golf courses for those more experienced in the game. Or for beginners a nine hole course serves as an excellent introduction to the sport.

When choosing your holiday don`t forget to check the championship schedule. With Scotland hosting the competition three out of every five years you may well be in for a treat with golfing action from some of the best sportsmen and women from around the world.

With central Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow Airports, getting to Scotland is easy and with excellent car hire available so too is traveling to your ideal golfing destination. For easy and efficient car hire Aberdeen airport supplies a number of options so you`ll be able to make the most of your golfing holiday without wasting a single second.

Aviemore Golf and Scotland Tourist Information Portal

Welcome to the Aviemore and Spey Valley golf portal. Amongst other golf courses in the North of Scotland, you will find information on the new Macdonald group Aviemore Spey Valley golf course, Kingussie Golf Course and Royal Dornoch and other Scottish golf courses. is THE guide to golf courses and leisure in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, not just Aviemore.

Cairngorm Soapbox Challenge – Soap Box Racing on the Cairngorm Mountain. 23rd and 24th July 2010 footage in Aviemore. Photos of the 2010 Soapbox Extreme in Aviemore HERE

PGA Scottish Hydro Challenge 2010 : George Murray wins the PGA Scottish Hydro Challenge at Spey Valley More

Professional Golf Tuition by the Spey Valley Golf Course resident pro Murray Urquhart, Click Here

You can see photos of the new Spey Valley course, see how to get to Aviemore, then see where to eat after a good round of Golf. As well as adults activities, theres also Aviemore childrens funfair and more.

If you are planning on coming to Aviemore, offers a hotel and guest house guide with new accommodation being added regularly. For local services including doctors, garages and dentists in the Aviemore area, visit the Aviemore business directory . Local businesses can feel free to add their own links to the Aviemore business directory.

Although not in any way related to the Macdonald Spey Valley golf course, this site has been created on request of many visitors that come to our lovely village, who are looking to find out what golf course they can play at in the Scottish Highlands, and also so they can find a little bit more about the areas that the golf courses are in without having to go to another website to do so. Please go to the official Aviemore Highland Resort website for info on facilities and to book accommodation in Aviemore.

Visiting Aviemore? Visit the Strathspey steam railway More

Luxury, 10 bedroom Edwardian home, on its own estate, now available as a holiday let. Inshriach House Hotel is situated less than 4 Miles from Aviemore. Visit for more information, please mention when enquiring.

Check out Aviemore and Highlands panoramas, updated weekly. Click here! Images of Aviemore and Highlands here!