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Boat of Garten Golf Club

Boat of Garten Golf Club Scotland

Nestled between the Cairngorms and the Strathspey Railway is the charming course at Boat of Garten. Running alongside the River Spey, you will find “The Boat” a well-known hidden gem that is a really fun day of golf! If you are interested in a delightful course that is surrounded by some of the greatest views that the Scottish Highlands has to offer then please read on.

A Brief History of Boat of Garten Golf Club Scotland

The Club is located in the Scottish Highlands, and it was founded in 1898. The course has been designed by some of the most renowned golf course architects in history, including Scotland's own five-time Open champion, James Braid. He was asked to convert the original 9-hole layout to an 18-hole course in 1930 which soon opened for play 2 years later. Over the years several holes have been altered to add some par 5's and during the last 10 years, the clubhouse, pro shop, locker rooms, lounge and bar have all been modernised.

Course Design at Golf Club Boat of Garten

This relatively short 5,900-yard, par-70 course is not one that you require to have superhuman strength to appreciate. Instead, accuracy is required because if you stray too far from the fast-moving fairways, bushes, trees, and rough can all come into play.

Showcasing its quirkiness straight away, Boat of Garten starts with a par 3, which is always challenging early in the round, then a short par four, where the breathtaking views truly start to get your attention.

The par 4 6th hole, known as "Avenue," will stay with you for a long time! The fairway is firmly flanked by birch and pine trees as the hole doglegs to the right. Cutting the dogleg short is risky, but if you lay up, you'll have a 200-yard approach shot to a tricky green.

The fairways are lined by birch trees, heather and broom, making this beautiful course a challenge for golfers. However, it is certainly a beautiful challenge worth taking on if staying in the Highlands of Scotland!

Facilities and Amenities at Boat of Garten Golf Club

The Club offers a range of facilities and amenities to its members and visitors. The clubhouse is a charming, traditional building that is home to a restaurant and bar. The clubhouse also has a well-stocked pro shop that sells a range of golf equipment and accessories. The practice facilities include a driving range, putting green, and a chipping area. Buggy, trolley and cart hire are available and caddies can also be arranged if you notify them when booking.

Fees at Boat of Garten Golf Club 2024

Green Fee Rates 2023



Adult 18 Holes



Affiliated British Golf Club Member


CDH Number and/or Proof of Golf Club Membership Req’d

Local Golf Club Member


Home Members of the following Clubs

Abernethy, Carrbridge, Grantown-on-Spey, Kingussie, Newtonmore, Spey Valley 

Limited times available. Call or email to book. 

Can only be booked 48hrs in advance.

Junior 18 Holes


Under 18 years old

4 Ball Rate


Must be 4 players

Early Bird / Twilight Rate


Before 8.30am & After 4pm

Society Packages


Only available for groups of 10 players and above

Craigard Package


18 Holes & Tea/Coffee & Bacon Roll

Lochiel Package


18 Holes & Soup & Sandwiches

Craiggowrie Package


18 Holes & 2 Course Meal

Birches Package


18 Holes, Tea/Coffee & Bacon Roll & 2 Course Meal

Equipment Hire



Push Trolley


Numbers are limited for Equipment Hire so please pre-book to avoid disappointment.

Electric Trolley


Golf Buggy 



Hire Clubs


Taylor Made Equipment inclusive of sleeve of balls

Membership at Boat of Garten Golf Club

Applications for membership are welcome here. Becoming a member of the Boat of Garten Golf Club has many benefits, including access to the course and clubhouse facilities, priority tee times, and the ability to enter club competitions. Members can also take advantage of discounts on food and drink in the clubhouse and pro shop.

Where is Boat of Garten Golf Club?

It is located in the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. With plenty of on-site parking, the club is easily reachable by car. Take the Grantown-on-Spey exit on the A95 if you’re travelling by car, which is located off the A9 Trunk Road.

Boat of Garten is marked on the route heading towards Grantown. The Club is on your right-hand side as you pass through the hamlet, past the Boat Hotel, and underneath the Strathspey railway bridge.

The club is around 6 miles from the closest train station at Aviemore.

The nearest train station is at Aviemore, and then you are 10 minutes away by car, while the closest airport is in Inverness, which is almost a 45 minutes drive away. 

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