Highlands Whisky Trail Sample Tour

"Highlands WHISKY TRAIL"

Example Highlands golf tour

At a glance...

Trip Itinerary

This Scottish golfing adventure takes you up into the rural Highlands to play some of Scotlands best golf courses. Get an excellent insight into the history of Whisky production and hows it's ingrained itself into local culture. You might have the chance to sample a dram or two as well... Remember, this itinerary serves just as an example of what your golf vacation to The Highlands could look like. Every aspect can be tailored to your liking- whether thats more golf, more whisky or more sightseeing. Speak to a golf travel expert today to begin planning your dream itinerary.

Day 1 (Sunday)- Arrive, Edinburgh. Trump Aberdeen.

Meet & greet at Edinburgh Airport. Drive 2.5hrs north and check in to Macleod House, an a historic Scottish mansion turned 5* hotel. Play an afternoon round at Trump International Aberdeen, an absolutely stunning course with the most drmatic sand dunes on the east coast. Dinner at Macleod House and enjoy the use of its private whisky bar .

Day 2 (Monday) - Royal Aberdeen & Glen Garioch

The Balgownie course at Royal Aberdeen has one of the most spectacular opening stretches of holes in Scotland, earning it a place on the world top100 courses list. It’s the 8th oldest golf club in the world which still holds its traditions strong; a unique and memorable day for first timers and long timers alike. After golf visit Glen Garioch distillery for a tour and tutored whisky tasting before heading back to Macleod House. Enjoy dinner at The Cock and Bull, the only Aberdeenshire restaurant featured in the Michellin guide, and just 5 minutes from your hotel. Overnight, Macleod House.

Day 3 (Tuesday)- Nairn

This morning take a 2.5 hour drive further north into the Highalnds to play at Nairn. This beauty of a links held the 2021 British Amateur Championship, when the winds up it certainly isn’t for the faint hearted! It may be overshadowed by its famous highland neighbours topping the charts in the golf magazine top100 lists but Nairn really is a top class venue worth visiting on its own. After golf head into Inverness to your hotel, Ness Walk. This converted, grade B listed building has been unified with modern design, somehow providing an oasis of seclusion in the heart of the vibrant city of Inverness. Dinner at the hotel restaurant “Torish”, a fine Scottish dining experience. Inverness city centre is easily accessible by foot or taxi should you wish to extend the evening.

Day 4 (Wednesday)- Castle Stuart & Glen Ord
Castle Stuart is a true modern masterpiece, opening in 2009 it quickly launched itself into the worlds top100 courses and has recently been purchased by Cabot. This acquisition is leading to further investment in the property including an all new short course. The course here really is one of the most enjoyable in Scotland; clever landscaping and beautiful surroundings provide plentiful sea views and dramatic shots into wildly undulating greens and fairways. After golf head over to the Singleton Distillery at Glen Ord to tantalise your tastebuds with a selection of single malts paired with delicious Scottish canapés. Dinner at Prime Steakhouse. Overnight Ness Walk
Day 5 (Thursday)- Boat of Garten
No Scottish golf holiday would be complete without playing a hidden gem, and Boat of Garten is simply one of the best. Scotland is famous for its links courses but this one hides away in the Cairngorms national park nestled by the river Spey. “The Boat” is actually designed by the legendary James Braid and provides 18 unique holes set in one of the most beautiful inland settings in Scotland, a great course to split a week of links golf. This evening head into Inverness for dinner at Macgregors Gastro Pub where you might also catch some live, traditional Scottish music. Overnight at Ness Walk.
Day 5 (Friday) - Royal Dornoch & Glenmorangie
The crown jewel of this golf trip, Royal Dornoch is a legendary course designed by no other than Old Tom Morris. Playing here leads you on a wild, mesmerising journey of holes played mostly in isolation. Many greens are perched on natural plateaus which can make approach shots difficult (watch out for the par 3’s). After golf head to Glenmorangie distillery on the way back to Inverness to sample some of Scotlands most internationally famous Whisky and see how its made. Overnight, Ness walk.
Day 7 (Saturday)- The Glencoe Valley & Fort William- Depart
Today you’ll drive back to Edinburgh for your flight home via the scenic A82 taking you through Glencoe Valley (6 hours). To break up the journey you’ll stop for a dram of whisky at the Fort William Distillery. Alternatively, you can get a Sunday flight and play golf around Edinburgh on Saturday Afternoon or Sunday morning. It’s your golf trip and this itinerary is customizable to fit your exact needs.


This is just an example itinerary; we do not sell “off the shelf” packages. All of the golf trips we plan for our customers are bespoke, and so are the prices. Price depends on the dates you travel, party size, hotel rooms, transport choices, itinerary complexity and so on.

It’s no secret that booking through a tour operator like ourselves is more expensive than booking the golf trip by yourself . We’ve added links to all hotels and golf courses in the “at a glance” section if this is what you’re looking to do.

If however you’d rather leave the admin of 20 or 30 separate bookings to the experts and receive round the clock support and advice from a passionate, local golfer, then look no further. We’re confident in the level of service we provide to every customer and are proud to offer fair prices when compared to our competitors. 

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