A round of golf can provide the ideal accompaniment to your stay at Orton Holiday Cottages, or a reason to visit all of its own, and Moray has an excellent array of golf courses. Whether its a challenging eighteen holes at Hopeman, where the fairways are jealously guarded by gorse and broom, or nearby Spey Bay, a Par 70 links course designed by the legendary Ben Sayers, or the undulating gorse lined fairways and smooth fast greens at Lossiemouth, there’s a course for every standard of player. Not forgetting nearby Royal Dornoch, ranked as one of world’s top ten golf courses, the Nairn Golf Club, host to Walker Cup and Curtis Cup competitions, and Castle Stuart, three-time host to the Scottish Open.

Below are listed some of the main courses within easy reach of the Orton Estate. We will be happy to arrange green times and transport to and from the course.



Castle Stuart
Located just east of Inverness this three times host of the Scottish Open is listed in Golf Magazines top 100 golf courses.

Castle Stuart Golf Links,
Tel +44 (0)1463 796111.

Cullen Golf Club
Traditional 18 hole Scottish links course with magnificent views over the Moray Firth.

Cullen Golf Club,
The Links,
AB56 4WB.
Tel +44 (0)1542 840685

Dufftown Golf Club
This challenging 18 hole golf course is set amongst breathtaking scenery. Two of the holes, (7th & 10th) feature in “Britain’s 100 Extraordinary Golf Holes

Dufftown Golf Club
Tomintoul Road,
AB55 4BS,
Tel: +44 (0)1340 820325

Elgin Golf Club
A testing heathland course measuring 6449 yards, fully justifying its claim to being one of the finest inland courses in Northern Scotland.

Elgin Golf Club,
Birnie Road,
IV30 8SX.
Tel +44 (0)1343 542338 

Forres Golf Club
Designed by Open Championship winners James Braid and Willie Park, this 18 hole course provides a good test for golfers of all abilities.

Forres Golf Club,
IV36 2RD.
Tel +44 (0)1309 672250

Garmouth & Kingston Golf Club
At 5455 yards with a standard scratch score of 67 it’s an enjoyable 18 hole course with excellent greens and stunning scenery.

Garmouth & Kingston Golf Club,
Spey Street,
IV32 7NJ.
Tel +44 (0)1343 870388. 

Hopeman Golf Club
One of the most demanding 18 hole links courses in the North of Scotland enjoying fabulous views across the Moray Firth.

Hopeman Golf Club,
Lodge Road,
IV30 5YA.
Tel +44 (0)1343 830578. 

Moray Golf Club
Two 18 hole courses with their own distinct personalities. The old course, with its undulating gorse lined fairways and smooth fast greens, is considered to be one of the finest links courses in Scotland. The new course is somewhat tighter with shorter greens but is equally challenging and rewarding.

Moray Golf Club,
Stotfield Road,
IV31 6QS.
Tel +44 (0)1343 812018. 

Rothes Golf Club
An attractive 9 hole inland course built on parkland featuring lush tree-lined fairways with wonderful panoramic views of the Spey Valley.

Rothes Golf Club,
AB38 7AN.
Tel +44 (0)1340 831443. 

Spey Bay Golf Club
18 hole links course designed by the legendary Ben Sayers.

Spey Bay Golf Club,
The Links,
Spey Bay,
IV32 7PL.
Tel +44 (0)1343 820424.