Over 30 years ago there was a “Golf Courses of Scotland” supplement in Golf World, which I read avidly as a young golfer. Amongst all the great links courses, there was one short course in the Highlands that caught my imagination - and has stayed there ever since. Today I finally got the chance to play Boat of Garten and it lived up to all of my expectations.
Do not be put off by the relatively short yardage. This is simply a wonderful place to be and a really fun and enjoyable course. Unlike so many bigger name inland course - particularly those built in the UK in the last 30 years - it makes you think and play every club in your bag (including, for me, 5 different ones off the tee on the par 4s!). It also has incredible turf. After months of playing soggy golf in England (including some of the great Surrey heathland courses), it was dry and bouncy, even on a damp April morning. Wonderful!
If you’re ever up in the Highlands, do not miss it!
Date: April 23, 2018