Boat of Garten
Phone: + 44 (0) 1479 831282
In Their Words ...........
When it comes to golf in the Scottish Highlands, Boat of Garten should be first on every visitor's itinerary. Designed by one of the grand-masters of golf course architecture, James Braid (1870-1950), “The Boat” is set alongside the River Spey in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, only 10 minutes drive from the bustling village of Aviemore. The course is not only renowned as a demanding test of sporting skill but also as a magnificent setting for the game.
Braid’s design features 18 completely individual holes, cleverly and sensitively shaped fairways lined by birch trees, heather and broom, maximising the natural landscape and producing a beautiful and challenging course. Although difficult to choose from several great holes, the 6th (The Avenue) is often regarded as the course’s “signature” hole. A good drive down the narrow tree-lined dogleg fairway leaves a mid-iron approach shot to the plateau green, which is guarded by bunkers to the left and right. As on every hole at Boat of Garten, accuracy is rewarded but beware the wayward driver.
The Boat has been dubbed “the Gleneagles of the North” and has won several awards in recent years including Scotland's No.1 Hidden Gem.
The Clubhouse offers a warm and friendly welcome and a high standard of catering to the visitor, the attractive surroundings of the Cairngorm mountains, with such distinctive features as the Lairig Ghru and the northern corries of Braeriach, provide a wonderful backdrop to this unique course
Essential Information at a glance, for YourGolfDay
- Coursetype: Heathland, designed by James Braid
- Number Of Holes: 18
- Yardage: 5876 yds
- Par: 70
- Bar/Restaurant: Yes, extensive Clubhouse menu available daily
- Drinks/Snacks: Yes
- Changing Facilities: Yes
- Shower Facilities: Yes
- Pro-Shop: Pro Shop fully stocked with all the leading brands
- Golf Club Hire: Golf Clubs are available for hire, best to pre-book
- Buggy Hire: Buggies available are limited, best to pre-book
- Trolley Hire: Pull and Power trolleys available
- Practice Area: Practice net, large practice area available
- Putting Practice: Yes
- To Confirm All Details and Further Information: Visit the Website
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