Visitor Comments

  • 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
  • Just a wee note to say thanks for all your help. Our party had a great time at 'the Boat' and we look forward to returning next year

    Thanks again

    Scott - Tuesday 29th July 2014
  • 'A Great Warm Up for Dornoch Trip'

    A truly delightful little course beautifully maintained. No need to be too ambitious off the tee better playing for position and enjoy the lovely undulating fairways. Loved it!


    Bill, Prestbury - Wednesday 16th July 2014

    'One of the best golf courses I have played'

    I have played many golf courses in at least seven different countries but Boat of Garten must rank in the top three. Each hole was different and memorable for something different: perhaps the view from the tee, the tightness of the tee shot, the undulations of the green, many differnt features make this a tough but fair challenge. Add to that the friendliness of the staff and the warmth of the welcome and it becomes a wonderful experience. Well Done.


    Arthur, Colchester - Sunday 6th July 2014
  • 'Little Gem with a warm welcome'

    I don't golf but had booked a couple of days at Boat of Garten with my other half who golfs. I regularly go with him golfing when were away for the day out. Having recently broken my foot we hired a buggy to explore the course. Course was in fabulous condition. Great layout and in a fantastic setting. Ross the Pro was very friendly and has good stock in his shop. We stayed for dinner at night. It was curry night. Curry and a drink for £10 bargain. Great facilities, friendly warm welcome and a great setting. Loved it and would go back. From a golfing perspective my other half said it was a fantastic course to play and the greens staff had it in tip top condition. Genuinely it's the best thing in Boat of Garten!


    Suzie - Sunday 6th July 2014
  • "Delightful golf course in a beautiful setting"

    Every hole is a little gem. Very pretty. Local knowledge is helpful with some shots. The proshop is very helpful and the merchandise is quite reasonable.

    Mary, Toronto - Monday 30th June 2014