For the discerning golfer, this part of Scotland boasts three Links Championship Courses of the highest quality, and all within an hour's drive of Gask House.
You can also practice your skills at the local, fully computerised and refurbished Inverness Fairways practice range.
Royal Dornoch (49miles, 1 hour drive from Gask House)
Royal Dornoch is spellbinding and many golfers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to this natural links at some point in their lives. It is often quoted as one of the must-play courses.
It's the timeless setting that makes Royal Dornoch such a pleasing place to play golf. It's wild, isolated and, at the same time, absolutely beautiful; there's the blaze of colour in early summer when the gorse is in flower. The pure white sandy beach divides the links from the Dornoch Firth and it all feels very humbling
Nairn Golf Club (22miles, 40 minutes from Gask House)
What delights the visitor and member alike is the Scottish-ness of the Links. Other than in a strong westerly, it leads you in gently before demanding accurate driving and precision second shots. Gorse is a hazard.
The par 4 holes tease and confound and all four short holes are cunningly angled, with the 4th a little gem and the 14th simply spectacular. As three of the par 5 holes are over 530 yards long, it is a test for all. The sea is visible everywhere and actually in play (depending upon the accuracy of your shot and the state of the tide!) on 5 of the front 9 holes.
Castle Stuart (Cabot Highland) (21miles, 20 min from Gask House)
Hugging the shoreline of the Moray Firth, the rugged and natural landscape is comprised of vast expanses of gorse, broom, heather, and sea marram. Tightly framed vistas combine the immediacy of natural surrounds with far-stretching views, creating at once a sense of grounding and grandeur. Manicured playing surfaces and natural rugged vegetation come together in a design reminiscent of golf’s golden age.
If your golfing ambitions are more modest, there are plenty of other courses in the area that may not have the cache of the big 3, but are very enjoyable nonetheless. There are no bad courses up here! All are within range of a day out.
Fortrose & Rosemarkie
Boat of Garten
Do you fancy improving your tennis and having a lesson or two whilst you are on holiday? Or perhaps you just fancy a game. Inverness can offer both options.
Scott Fraser, is a fully qualified Scottish Tennis coach who works at various locations around Inverness and the Highlands depending on the client's location. He can teach all ages and abilities. We can highly recommend him.
Scott will advise where to book a court for a lesson.
Please contact Scott via his social media page on Instagram:
Or mobile: 07549 634 775.
Or if you just preferred a game of tennis amongst yourselves, Inverness has public courts for hire.