Boat of Garten

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Highlands, Scotland
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Legendary golf architect James Braid created plenty of stunning courses in his time, but there can’t have been many that enjoyed such a beautiful location as Boat of Garten. It’s situated in the picturesque Scottish Highlands alongside the River Spey, in the Cairngorms National Park. As you make your way from the 1st the 18th, you’ll be aware that every hole is not only a test, it’s also a photo opportunity.

While it’s not an overly long course, Boat of Garten represents a true test of your golfing abilities, especially when it comes to shot placement. Try not to be intimidated by the tight, tree-lined fairways or the heather waiting to trap your ball, and try even harder not to be distracted by the steam trains and the views of the mountains.

Known to many as The Boat, it’s the perfect addition to any golf tour, especially if you’re looking to play at least one round inland. One of the unusual quirks on a course that’s pleasingly full of quirks is that it opens with a par-3 hole, called John’s View. It may look straightforward but it really isn’t, especially if you have those first-shot nerves on the tee. Keep well away from the out of bounds down the right and beware the bunkers on the left.

If you’re planning a trip to Scotland for a golf tour unlike any other, surely it’s better if you leave the details to the experts? Platinum Golf can help with everything, including finding the ideal tee times for Boat of Garten and elsewhere. We can also sort out the best accommodation for your party, as well as transportation and sightseeing.

A fabulous golfing adventure awaits in the country that gave the game to the world, so make sure you use the specialists from the start. To make the trip a reality, either call 01382 477552 or email today. We’re looking forward to creating the trip of a lifetime for you and your friends.
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Platinum Golf Scotland Testimonials

Marc and I would like to thank you for the beautiful journey you prepared. Everything was well organized, timing, convenience, réservations, etc. All the people we met were so kind to us that we felt just like home. Golf in Scotland is the best place and this east coast is just gorgeous we leave the country with the ambition and hope to be back.

Michel & Marc

It was so nice to meet you and Stuart in person as well.  Clearly you take great interest in your clients’ satisfaction, and it shows.  As we may have mentioned, we had never been to Scotland or the UK and this trip exceeded all of our expectations.  And as lovers of golf, the experience was utterly unforgettable.  Thank you again for the lovely gifts you shared with us upon arrival.

We loved our trip.  If we booked it again tomorrow (we wish we could!) we wouldn’t change a thing except maybe substitute a different hotel for Loch Green.  Thank you for making our “bucket list” trip so special. 

Russell & Kelly

Thanks again for a fantastic trip !

We look forward to the next one !

We have had a great time in London too although it’s been a bit overwhelming! What a city!


Thank you for this wonderful experience and for helping to make this trip a dream come true for all of us. We can’t wait to come back to Scotland!


Our heartfelt thanks to you and Stuart for the holiday of our dreams and especially for Johannes. It was beyond his expectations (and mine) and we had such a beautiful time together. The true test of Johannes’ love for Scotland was his purchase of an entire kilt outfit with all the bits and bobs, I nearly fainted –I am truly living in Outlander. I almost fell over, we expect our kilts in December or January, and photos will be sent, I promise

I cannot express enough how grateful I am to you both, every detail and every moment was fabulous! We are eating shortbread with proper marmalade and relish our memories.

Michele & Johannes

Hi Lynda & Stuart,

First, back home safe & sound.

From the bottom of my heart, the two of you are absolutely amazing and delightful. But more than that, so capable. A truly glitch less nine days. So fun!


Our Scottish Golf and Whisky experience was wonderful! Thank you for putting together such a fabulous itinerary. Everything was so well thought out and perfectly timed

Basically, you put together a trip we will always remember. Thank you for everything. We would highly recommend you to our friends who are interested in a Scottish golf experience.. Also, thank you for the lovely welcome gifts and taking the time to meet us that Sunday morning at St. Andrews.

When I asked Kevin to describe the trip in one word he said “perfect”, Glynnis said “spectacular” and my word was “awesome”. Pretty simple but the words fit our pictures (almost 1,000) and our memories.

Bill, Kevin & Glynnis

Thank you Lynda and Stewart, the trip was excellent in every way


We got the photo from Panmure and it is so good! Definitely going on my office wall!

My boys and I loved Panmure. As we have discussed before, it is exactly the kind of course and club I love to visit when here. While all the trophy courses are wonderful, they do have a bit of commercialism that I like to ignore. None of that at all at Panmure, just pure golf and pure class.

Thanks for these photos, they are great.

All my best and thanks from my entire family,


What a fantastic journey at St Andrews. Great city, great atmosphere, 3 great courses. I did not like the castle course the same way. I think that the hotel is THE perfect location because we could walk around, go everywhere without using a car , restaurants and bars were max 5 to 7 minutes, perfect.

I would recommand this to every of my golf friends. That is an experience every golfer should live .

My friends were very happy about your professionalism and about the courses , the perfect timing, and the gifts.


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