Guide to Moray Speyside

Golf Courses in Moray & Speyside

Many places in Scotland are blessed with golf courses and Moray Speyside is no exception with about twelve courses in the area. The area is one of the best places to play golf. Even some of the smallest villages have golf courses nearby.

  • Forres
  • Elgin
  • Garmouth & Kingston
  • Maverston
  • Moray Golf Courses (Old and New) in Lossiemouth
  • Buckpool
  • Strathlene
  • Cullen
  • Keith
  • Rothes
  • Dufftown
  • Ballindalloch

Where to play golf

Golf has long been associated with the coast and many of the best golf courses are to be found by the sea. Our coastal golf courses include Hopeman, Moray Golf Courses (Old and New in Lossiemouth) and Garmouth & Kingston. Further east near the seatown of Buckie you will find Buckpool and Strathlene. Cullen is near the “border” between Moray and Aberdeenshire. The Moray Firth is the stunning backdrop for each of these courses. Benign weather conditions can give way to wind and rain making them a challenge for any level of golf player.

Hopeman Golf Course
Hopeman Golf Course sits on the Moray Firth

The rough is punishing, long grass which grabs at your club. Then there are the “whins”. Mainly gorse. These thick spiky plants are completely unforgiving and home to many a lost golf ball. It does however have golden yellow flowers which brighten up the fairways with a strong aroma of coconut!

Not far inland, going east to west you’ll find Forres, Kinloss, Elgin, Maverston (Urquhart) and Keith golf courses. Going south, deeper into Speyside are Rothes, Dufftown and Ballindalloch golf courses.

The Speyside and Moray area must be one of the best places to play golf. Discover challenging links courses and beautiful inland courses set in lovely scenery.

Golf courses in Moray Speyside tend to stay open during the winter months. You may have to play off winter tees which are temporary winter greens but still an enjoyable way to spend a morning in the fresh air.

Most golf courses in Moray and Speyside are 18 holes with the exception of Rothes. In Scotland golf tends to be very good value with some golf courses offering cheap day tickets. Many clubs offer club and equipment hire. It’s best to pre book tee times to avoid disappointment.

Map of Golf Courses in Moray & Speyside

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