Boat of Garten Golf Club
Boat of Garten
Coursetype: Heathland Course designed by James Braid using cleverly and sensitively shaped fairways lined by birch trees, heather and broom, maximising the natural landscape and producing a beautiful and challenging course.
Number Of Holes: 18
Yardage: From the white tees 5876 yards
Bar/Restaurant: The spacious clubhouse provides excellent bar and catering facilities with extensive menu available daily
Drinks/Snacks: Bar snacks and sandwiches are available all day
Changing Facilities: The Ladies and Gents locker rooms provide changing facilities for the visitor
Shower Facilities: Showers available if you need a towel ask at the bar
Scorecard and layout
Boat of Garten Golf Club Scorecard and Course layout. Click or Tap Image to see full size
Pro-Shop: Fully stocked and equiped Pro Shop offering a selection of current clothing and the very latest leading brands in golf clubs and golf equipment
Golf Club Hire: Golf Clubs are available for hire, best to pre-book. If you need a caddie ask at the pro shop at time of booking
Buggy Hire: Buggies available to hire best to pre book to ensure availability
Trolley Hire: Pull and battery powered trolleys available to hire
Practice Area: Practice net and large practice area available
Putting Practice: Practice putting green available
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 courseBoat of Garten Golf Club