Cullen, Moray AB56 4WB
Old Tom Morris
o.5 mi W of Cullen / 60 mi E of Inverness.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides.
Laid out in a relatively small area between a ridge of cliffs and Cullen Beach, the course is brimming with interesting features, not least the need to put you on top of the cliffs for four of the 18 holes. The short blind par-3 2nd (Farskane) gets you onto the upper level ... with views to die for. The signature par-3 7th (Firth View) brings you back down again.
A small stream (Den Burn) smartly cuts across the course as you play round the turn. Two very distinctive red rocky outcrops (not of Old Tom Morris's making) are integral to the middle of the back-nine, not least at the par-3 12th (Neaves) ... a hole that defies description! Likewise the blind par-3 13th (Red Craig). The few pot bunkers scattered here and there are merely incidental to the drama, scenery and surprises served up by this unique coastal gem.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, weekly tickets, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
The small town of Cullen is the original home of a well-known Scottish delicacy ... Cullen Skink ... a thick Scottish soup made of smoked haddock, potatoes and onions.
The Royal Burgh of Cullen, originally known as Inverculen, was first developed at the mouth of the Cullen Burn, but around 1300 moved inland to what is now known as Old Cullen. In 1327, King Robert the Bruce’s Queen, Elizabeth de Burgh, died at Cullen.
Cullen, Moray. AB56 4XA Telephone: 01542 840 432
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The renowned Cullen Bay Hotel occupies an outstanding positon just 1/4 mile west of the Royal Burgh of Cullen. From its commanding vantage point, guests enjoy magnificent panoramas of Cullen Bay and its “singing sands”. Washed by the warming gulf stream, the Moray Firth frequently delights guests with sightings of Dolphins, Porpoises and Minke Whales.
Duff House Royal; Royal Tarlair
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Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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