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Boat of Garten (39)

  • Holes:18     Year:1930    Par: 70    Length: 5.876 yd
  • Architect:James Braid

The Boat of Garten Golf Club golf course is located in the Scottish Highlands. It is set alongside the River Spey in the Cairngorms National Park, ten minutes from the village of Aviemore. Boat of Garten golf course has been voted Scotland’s number one Hidden Gem by Bunkered magazine and ranked within Scotland’s top 35 courses.

The club was formed in 1898 at which time the course had six holes, it was extended a couple of time over the years and was extended to 18 hole in 1930 by legendary course designer James Braid.

The course is set in the Cairngorms National Park with the Cairngorm mountains surrounding it. The course also provides views of the Lairig Ghru and the northern Corries of Braeriach which create a unique backdrop for a unique course.

The nearest airport to Boat of Garten is Inverness which is found approximately 45 mins away. The nearest railway station is in Aviemore, 10 minutes to the south. The golf course is located around 2 hours drive from the major cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Boat of Garten golf course is an 18 hole inland/heathland course with a par of 70 and a length of 5373m. Braid’s design is mad up of 18 completely individual holes, cleverly shaped fairways lined with birch trees, heather and broom, maximising the natural landscape to produce a beautiful and challenging course.

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.