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An absolute gem

It's not often a club has it all, but The Boat comes close to ticking every box possible. From a... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Best in Scotland

Best Golf Course in Scotland. The 12th has an amazing view of the valley. It was timed perfectly... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
Newmachar, United Kingdom
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This picturesque championship golf course is one of the best known courses in the Scottish Highlands.
Nethybridge Road, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BQ, Scotland
+44 1479 831282
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

It's not often a club has it all, but The Boat comes close to ticking every box possible. From a lovely small clubhouse, tidy and modern locker rooms, to the course which 20 years ago barely anyone was talking about. It's a James Braid, so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Best Golf Course in Scotland. The 12th has an amazing view of the valley. It was timed perfectly with a steam train passing in the background. Great price for non members. If you are visiting Aviemore you need to play - outstanding

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We have just played this course, it is one of the most enjoyable courses I have played on. Spectacular views while playing. It is a short course but don’t be fooled it is not easy and beware of the perfect greens which are deceiving and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank geo3007
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Simply amazing views and a great course layout. I loved the course and the only sight disappointment was the slow greens. Although mid May the last winter snow had only melted five weeks previously and the grass was not yet at a level of growth...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Peter S
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

This course is always on my itinerary when in the area. Not only is the course wonderful with fair but challenging layout and equally challenging green but the views are outstanding. There is even a steam train passing the course. The clubhouse with catering completes...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank K7029ZXbobs
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

One of my favorites. The course designed by James Braid is magnificent. The management is excellent. Very challenging and fun. The food and staff in the clubhouse is also excellent.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Tim E
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

This is an annual visit to this fantastic course. It was in really good condition, I found the greens quite fast; so took a few holes to gauge the pace. The wind added an extra challenge as more than half the holes seemed to be...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Strummer1966
Reviewed July 17, 2017

For £42.50 this was a great price to play one of the best inland golf courses in Scotland. Tight but playable, iconic steam and diesel trains running up and down the rail way line adding to the atmosphere. Great par 3's and what a hard...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank John Campbell H
Reviewed July 9, 2017

I played here for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. The way the ball ran on the fairways suited my game, it was a beautiful dry day. Handy having a toilet shed half way round as well. The course was in great condition and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank TipsyAberdeenshire
Reviewed June 12, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a round of golf in of the most beautiful and scenic courses I have ever played. If you want to play golf in and around Aviemore then this is the course for you. They have 4 Golf Buggies and several...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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