Visitor Comments

  • 'Scenic Golf'

    BoG is a fantastic golfing challenge. Tight fairways, lots of trees and lots of scenery. Don't miss it. Not a long course but don't underestimate the difficulty.


    Brian S, Wellington - Sunday 26th October 2014
  • 'Timeless beauty and excellence'

    Our party of six old (!) golfers from the London area came back again to play Boat of Garten en route for (Royal) Dornoch: WHY?
    Boat of Garten is a gem of a course, fringed by a railway on which one may travel by steam-power and the River Spey. It's a fantastic test of golfing skills in beautiful surroundings, with great views.
    For our group, golf is a game of nineteen holes. It is at the nineteenth that BoG continues to excel. We had "late lunch" and ran a tab for drinks. Every request was met with a charming "can-do" attitude and the food was excellent at unbelievable low prices.
    Boat of Garten is just Lovely: golf course, pro-shop and club house. That means, of course, the people who look after their members and visitors so brilliantly.
    Thank you, everyone at the club.  We'll be back next year, if spared.



    Martin, Great Missenden, Bucks - Thursday 23rd October 2014
  • 'Surprising Gem'

    Superbly located, reasonably priced (some interesting lumps and bumps ! ) and a warm and welcoming club house with reasonably priced, freshly prepared food.


    Gatwickchap, Lewes, England - Wednesday 22nd October 2014
  • 'I loved this course'

    There is plenty of variety on the course and plenty of good views. It is very playable, but not to be underestimated. It was in good condition - the greens were being aerated, but still very good. Would return! We had a friendly reception. The only drawback is the lack of a practice area/range ... often the case in older Scottish clubs evidently.


    ZurichCashew - Monday 13th October 2014
  • Golf at Boat of Garten Golf Club

    A lovely course which was in great condition when I played it in mid September. Some tight fairways that require an accurate shot off the tee. The views from the course towards the Cairngorms are wonderful. It is probably my favourite course in Scotland and one I always love to play. Lovely clubhouse with excellent food and you are always sure of a warm welcome from the staff and members of the club.


    Les, Edinburgh - Tuesday 30th September 2014
  • The Home of Golf

    It's been an amazing year for golf in Scotland and the celebrations don't end at Gleneagles. From the 2015 Open at St.Andrews to the Ricoh British Women's Open at's going to be another year of brilliant golfing moments. With over 550 golf courses to explore, from gems such as Southerness and BOAT OF GARTEN, we invite you to come and experience everything Scotland, the Home of Golf, has to offer in 2015.

    VisitScotland (Glasgow Herald) - Tuesday 30th September 2014
  • Golf in September

    Played after ten on this lovely parkland course in lovely sunshine. Did not realise that the course was going to be quite so hilly but the views of the Cairngorms were superb. After our round had sausage and mash in the club house which was very tasty.

    Golfingmags, Carlisle - Monday 29th September 2014
  • "A fairway to heaven"
    The view from the ninth tee at Boat of Garten suggests we have stepped into a 19th Century Highland landscape painting. The Cairngorms loom majestically in the distance, a thin mist hovers above the trees and a steam train puffs through the silver birches. A young deer darts on to the fairway in apparent appreciation of the shot my brother has plonked on the green. My own effort is less impressive but it's hard to get downhearted while spending an afternoon knocking a little white ball around this heavenly corner of Scotland.... A gem of a course in the Cairngorms National Park.

    Gordon Thomson, Mail on Sunday - Thursday 18th September 2014
  • Always a challenge
    Also in this year,'The Boat' shown again why the place has long been one of the best in Scotland.  The design by James Braid has not lost even after all these years of individuality and claim.  The place is rough-edged and, therefore, does not allow recovery and punishes inaccuracies immediately.  Each hole requires full concentration and a planned approach.  Who raises the challenge is sure to have a memorable day.  Whether in a positive or negative everyone likes judge for yourself.

    Translated by Google


    Rich - - Wednesday 17th September 2014
  • Inspired by the Open, a huge gathering of forumers made their way to bonnie Scotland to enjoy a feast of links golf. The group enjoyed Tain, Fortrose, Nairn, Castle Stuart, Royal Dornoch and a final foray inland to play the delightful Boat of Garten. The contingent comprised of 29 golfers from North West of England, London, Lincoln, Yorkshire and even Austria. Each golfer had their own particular highlights, many felt there were insufficient superlatives to describe the beauty of Boat of Garten. Epic"

    Golf Monthly Forum Writer - Tuesday 5th August 2014