Boat of Garten Golf Clubboat of garten third hole

Designed by one of the grand-masters of golf course architecture, James Braid, “The Boat” is set alongside the River Spey in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, only 10 minutes drive from the bustling village of Aviemore. 

The course is not only renowned as a demanding test of sporting skill but also as a magnificent setting for the game. Braid’s design features 18 completely individual holes, cleverly and sensitively shaped fairways lined by birch trees, heather and broom, maximising the natural landscape and producing a beautiful and challenging course.

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The Area

Suggested activities in the area for non-golfers and to occupy the time between rounds.

steam train ciarngormsThe Strathspey Railway : Travel over moorland, forestry and by great sweeps of the River Spey with the Cairngorm Mountains providing the backdrop.

fly fishing in loch vaa in the cairngormsLoch Vaa Trout Fishing : A 39 acre spring fed loch, Fully stocked with Rainbow, Brown and Blue Trout - Fly Fishing Only. With Boats and Boathouse. Ideal to take a picnic or BBQ with you.

funicular to the ptarmigan restaurantPtarmigan Restaurant : Located at the Top Station of CairnGorm Mountain funicular railway. The highest restaurant in the UK, the Ptarmigan offers great panoramic views down to Loch Morlich and across to Ben Nevis and Ben Hope. 

Local Accommodation

moorfield house bed and breakfastMuckrach Country House Hotel: 16 bedroom luxury hotel situated in Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands (the UK’s largest National Park). The Cowap family have restored this beautiful Victorian shooting lodge to its previous glory, from a bare-bones building to a luxurious and vibrant Scottish Highland hotel which now features its own coffee shop and restaurant. It presents a delightful location for your Scottish Highland holidays. Surrounded by 10 acres of spectacular pastureland and a Scottish castle.

boat house guest houseThe Boat House Guesthouse : A beautiful large white detached house on the main street in the centre of the village.

the boat hotelThe Boat Country Inn And Restaurant : A country hotel, pub & restaurant with rural charm and rustic character a short walk from the course.

great north lodgesSeasgair Lodges : A collection of luxury and unique self catering dog friendly holiday lodges some with hot tubs in and around Aviemore and the Cairngorms


Map of the Area

Open Events Playing in open events at any of the Braid clubs in the Highlands is a great way to enjoy the courses and meet locals and other Braid enthusiasts.

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