Visitor Comments

  • 'Golf in a beautiful setting'

    En route to a week of golf in Dornoch, my son and I stopped off and enjoyed a round at the Boat of Garten course. Although it was a Saturday, the course was not busy. When we inquired about a tee time we were told that we could go off any time during the next hour, so we had a sandwich at the bar before putting our clubs on the simple push-pull carts that the British call "trolleys" and heading out. Our round was a joy. The course, a classic James Braid design with holes that range from majestic to funky, wanders through and over wooded hills at the foot of the Cairngorm mountains, several of which still bore traces of snow in late June. A number of the holes are named for the Cairngorm peak that is visible from their tee boxes while others (such as "Gully") reflect features of the holes themselves. Don't be fooled by the relatively short length of the course. By the time you have walked up and down the hills and tested your skill with almost every club in your bag, you will be ready for a pint of Belhaven's Best at the 19th hole.


    Hugh Stevens, Raleigh, North Carolina - Tuesday 7th July 2015
  • “Cracking golf course !” 

    Played this about two weeks ago where the course was in great condition. The greens were superb. Played off the white tees as course is not particularly long. This was just about right for our party of 4. A bonus was the views , superb !
    A course where you have to think your way round it , it's not all about hitting it straight and long.
    Lovely clubhouse and pro shop who made us feel very welcome. Nice meal to finish of at £5 a time . Not bad value ! Will be back next year.



    Wysie - Tuesday 23rd June 2015
  • “Stunning views, testing, beautifully designed course.” Having this course recommended by a friend and read the reviews, our four ball was not disappointed with this stunner of a course. James Braid was obviously a player and designer of great talent and the appreciation of his projects landscape. Stunning views of the mountains and the wonderful way the holes complimented the ground were outstanding. Despite a harsh winter the greens were true, puzzling and fast. You really had to know your break reading skills to make the most of finding the putting surface. Or was that just our lack of talent? Friendly staff, professional and members made this an unforgettable experience. Many thanks all, including J. Braid again.

    Robert M - Saturday 20th June 2015
  • 'Great Course'

    Challenging picturesque James Braid course. Course was in excellent condition. It is a good test when accuracy is a bonus. Friendly staff and pleasant clubhouse.


    Chris - Friday 19th June 2015
  • I just wanted to thank the club for a great experience that my brother and I had on Sunday at Boat of Garten golf club. The course was in great condition and some of the best views around a course that I have had. We also were made to feel very welcome by the shop professional. We have now decided to make this an annual visit for the Macpherson clan.

    All in all we thoroughly enjoyed the whole day and look forward to my next visit in August with some other friends.

    Gus Macpherson - Monday 15th June 2015
  • 'Glorious & Fun'

    The most stunning holiday golf course you will ever play. Cairngorm mountains as a backdrop, fantastic design (by the legendary James Braid). Not for the beginner though. Greens not the quickest. Helpful and welcoming proshop. Fantastic value at £45 And all the accompaniment of the occasional passing steam train from Aviemore.


    Mackay, Edinburgh - Saturday 13th June 2015
  • 'Scenic mountain golf at its finest!'

    Even though it's a private club, they accept visitors. Can't say the people in the restaurant were the most friendly but the course was amazing. Golfing in the highlands with snow capped mountains in the distance! Can't beat it!

    Thank you for your comments.  I can only assume Jane our Bar Manager was not on duty that day as she certainly has a smile you would have remembered and she would also have kept the others in check.

    Beth, Indiana - Wednesday 10th June 2015
  • 'Golf Outing'

    Boat of Garten is a superb golf course, lots of tree lined fairways and is picturesque with the Cairngorms in the distance, a very well manicured course in excellent condition.


    Hamish, Inverness - Tuesday 9th June 2015
  • Just to say we just played the course as planned this morning, and it was just as wonderful as I remembered from 30 years ago. You have a lovely course and clubhouse (and car park!).

    Thank you very much, we hope to visit often in the future on Scottish journeys to come. 


    Mike Brennan - Friday 8th May 2015
  • Mr Harrower,

    My name is Phil Balisle, a retired Vice Admiral in the US Navy.  I was one of a group of four Americans who, two years ago, enjoyed a most memorable round of golf on your wonderful course.  Since then I have enjoyed receiving your email updates.  I wish to congratulate you on a highly professional and informative communication program and, moreover, on your top notch management of a great, historical golfing venue.  From this distant vantage point it appears clear the golfers of Boat of Garten are being well served. 

    All the best for a great season

    Phil Balisle - Thursday 16th April 2015