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Boat of Garten

Founded: 1932
Designer: James Braid
Championship Length: 5,837 yards
PAR: 69
SSS (Course Rating): 69
Type: Heathland
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Who this course is best for:

A golfer who would like to dovetail a round of golf on the way up to or down from the North of Scotland.


Established in 1898 and designed by one of the grand-masters of golf course architecture, James Braid, “the Boat” is not only a demanding test of sporting skill but also a magnificent setting for the game.  The view from the clubhouse, over the 1st and 2nd fairways and beyond, to the Cairngorm mountains – with such distinctive features as the Lairig Ghru and the northern corries of Braeriach – is incomparable, certainly within the realms of Scottish golf.

This Highland grandeur, depending on the day, can inspire high achievement or, in the more common event of disappointing performance, affords the comfort and consolation of communing with nature in uniquely attractive surroundings.

Popular with visitors, from both home and abroad, the course has become firmly established as a “must” for those enjoying a golfing tour of the Scottish Highlands.

Overview courtesy of Boat of Garten

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