For the golfers amongst you there is a course located here in Grantown-on-Spey and many others nearby such as Aviemore, Nethy Bridge, Newtonmore, Nairn, Forres and The Royal Dornoch Golf Club. So whilst staying at Riverside Lodge, you can visit a different course each day! Listed below are details of a few in the area.
Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club
Golf Course Road
Tel: 01479 872079
Fax: 01479 873725
Situated in the Cairngorms National Park, the course measures 5710 yards, with a par of 70 and Standard Scratch Score of 68. Though not long, it presents a fair challenge for every calibre of golfer. It is naturally split into three distinct sections – Holes 1 to 6 are played over flat parkland, holes 7 to 12 through moderately hilly woodland, whilst holes 13 to 18 reverts to undulating parkland.
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. Gents – par 70, Ladies par 71.
Carrbridge Golf Club was formed in 1980 but there has been a Golf Course on this site for many years. The course has been moulded around the natural contours of the land and so offers few man made hazards. Burns abound and there is water somewhere on every hole. The course rises to about 1000 feet to present excellent views of the Cairngorm Mountains.
The golf course, which mostly lies along the banks of the River Spey in the heart of Monarch of the Glen country is surrounded by some of the most dramatic and beautiful highland scenery, a definite hazard for those trying to concentrate on their golf.
Golf has been played at Kingussie since 1891.
In 1908 Kingussie sought the advice of Harry Vardon and extended the course to 18 holes. While some improvements and modifications have been made the course is still very much as it was – Highland Golf at its very best ! Indeed, Kingussie offers exceptional quality and prides its value-for- money reputation.