Within 45 miles drive of Avalon you will find 25 golf courses to suit all standards of player from the serious pro who wishes to stretch themselves at the toughest courses, to the occasional golfer who just enjoys getting out in the fresh air.
Torvean Golf Club (10 minutes walk away!!)
Founded in 1962, Torvean Golf Club is located on the outskirts of Inverness to the south. Originally a 9-hole course, it was extended to 18 holes in 1988.
The club enjoys a large membership of over 800 and is continuing to grow. From 1st of June 2002 the Club signed a 20-year lease to manage and maintain the golf course on behalf of the Highland Council. Maintained to a very high standard by the greens staff, the parkland style golf course offers a fair test of golf to players of all abilities.
The informal nature of the club appeals not only to the serious golfer but also to those wishing to try golf for the first time. The course and the club are ever improving and there are many well supported Open Competitions throughout the year.
Loch Ness Golf Course (3.6 miles away)
Parkland course on gentle slope with panoramic views over Inverness, Moray Firth and surrounding hills. Large greens and generous lush fairways make the course suitable for golfers of all abilities. Loch Ness Golf Course - Old Course 18 holes 6493 yards (yellow) 6772 yards (white). S.S.S. 71 yellow 72 white. New Course 18 holes 5624 yards (yellow), 5907 (white), S.S.S. 68 yellow, S.S.S. 69 white. 9 hole family course 1442 yards, par 29.
Inverness Golf Club (2 miles away)
Parkland course. 18 holes 6256 yards. S.S.S. 70. Two practice grounds.
Royal Dornoch Championship (44 miles away)
A links course to match the best and is regularly in the world’s top twenty and a true test of skill especially when the wind is strong.
Nairn (18 miles away)
One of the best courses in Scotland – regularly hosts championships and was the venue for the 1999 Walker Cup match.
Boat of Garten (32 miles away)
Fabulous setting in the shadow of the stunning Cairngorm Mountains – near the famous Loch Garten ospreys. www.boatgolf.com
Fortrose and Rosemarkie (15 miles away)
One of the Highlands' hidden gems – a course almost totally encircled by the sea – stunning views from every tee – the famous Moray Firth dolphins can often be seen from the first 8 fairways.
Strathpeffer (20 miles away)
Real Highland golf, not long but probably one of the most difficult courses to score on – first nine are a real climb but it’s worthwhile when you see the spectacular views from the top.
Aigas (15 miles away)
9 holes, but a joy hidden amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the Highlands right beside the river Beauly.