The Clubhouse, Culcabock Rd,
Inverness, Inverness-shire IV2 3XQ
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb
Woodland and residential.
George Smith and J J Fraser with alterations made by James Braid.
1 mile SE of Inverness
From the A9/A96 junction (Raigmore Interchange) just east of Inverness city centre, leave the A9 and follow the B865, direction City Centre. After o.2 mls, at roundabout, go south on the B9006 (Old Perth Rd). After o.6 mls turn right onto the B853 (Culcabock Rd). After 200 yards golf is on your left.
Inverness Golf Club: Located just a mile from the centre of Inverness, this fine parkland golf course provides a pleasant counterpoint to its Highland cousins spread along the coast to nor' and east. The opening five may lull you into thinking that on this excellently maintained course, all the holes run straight and are played in a relatively flat, partly tree-lined environment, where greenside bunkering is the main line of defence. But things become decidedly more interesting at the doglegging, downhill par-4 6th. Here you'll take on a blind drive and then an approach over a small stream to a small, round and testingly elevated green. From the 6th hole onwards the interest quotient rises substantially, with many elevation changes, a testing collection of five varied par-3s and many pleasing views over surrounding hills.
Never losing its undulating, parkland feel, the layout throws down its biggest challenges on four formidable back-nine par-4s. The left-to-right doglegging 12th is played from a wonderfully elevated tee, down to a tight tree-lined fairway below. The long and fiendishly doglegging 14th requires nerves of steel and an inch-perfect drive to put you in any kind of shape for the long approach into a small green, out of bounds awaits anything pushed right. At the tight 16th you'll need to take dead aim at a marker post and trust your swing for a testing, uphill blind drive. The long par-4 18th is a great closing hole, with the inviting clubhouse always in view as you make your way in a straight line from tee to green.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.
Must book in advance. Proof of handicap may be requested.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course.
Inverness, the most northerly city in the UK, is the administrative centre for the Scottish Highlands. Its is located near the site of the Battle of Culloden and at the beginning of the Great Glen, where the River Ness enters the Moray Firth. The name Inverness comes from Scottish Gaelic and translates as 'mouth of the river Ness'. Inverness is also known by its nicknames Invershneckie and The Shneck.
Culcabock Road, Inverness IV2 3LP
+44 (0)1463 237 166Visit website
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+44 (0)1463 718 181Visit website
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Castle Stuart; Nairn; Nairn Dunbar
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