Boat of Garten Golf Club
Boat of Garten, Scotland
Short, quirky and a ton of fun
There is something about Boat of Garten that makes some people fall hopelessly in love with it. Not everybody – if you’re a big swinger who likes to bomb away without thought, Boat is not for you. But if you like to think your way through a round, if you like a course to surprise and delight you, maybe even make you laugh, you’re gonna have some fun with here. It’s short, but on a course like this, it doesn’t really matter. You’re probably not hitting driver often anyways. Seek out the Boat, soak it all in and become the next evangelize about this Highlands gem.
It is difficult to evaluate and assess a golf course outside of its environment. Certainly, it is easy to fall in love with courses like Pebble Beach or Turnberry because of their scenic beauty. Or with Pine Valley or Morfontaine because of their splendid isolation. The environment at the Boat is just as enchanting, but in a different way. … I would like to apply to become president of the Boat of Garten fan club.Playing the Top 100
This is one of the most unique golf courses I have ever played. Importantly though, not only is it unique and boasts a character all of its own, it is a golf course of an extremely high quality. …James Braid has designed 18 completely individual holes here and, like he has done at many other courses, has maximised the natural landscape to produce a highly memorable and sporty golf experience.Golf Empire
What To Know
Yardage & Tees
When to Play
Boat of Garten is open year around, weather permitting.
February through July is the driest season, while the warmest temperatures can be found June through September. April through November is a fine time to play Boat of Garten, with May-July being your best bet.
|January||Approximately £15. See current fees.|
|February||Approximately £15. See current fees.|
|March||Approximately £15. See current fees.|
|April||£40-£75. See current fees and discounts.|
|May||£40 – £75. See current fees and discounts.|
|June||£40 – £75. See current fees and discounts.|
|July||£40 – £75. See current fees and discounts.|
|August||£40 – £75. See current fees and discounts.|
|September||£40 – £75. See current fees and discounts.|
|October||£40 – £75. See current fees and discounts.|
|November||£40 – £75. See current fees and discounts.|
|December||See current fees and discounts.|
Greens fees last verified November 2018. View them on boatgolf.com
Visitor Tee Times
Visitors may play Boat of Garten seven days a week.
Rentals & Caddies
Caddies are £40. Quantities are limited, and should be booked when reserving your tee time.
Clubs are available to rent for £25. Book them in advance.
Pull carts are available for £5.
Electric hand carts are available for £10.
Golf carts are £30.
There is a driving range 200 yards from the club house. There is also a nine hole practice putting green.
Other Things To Know
Year Built: 1889
Architects: Current course is largely a James Braid creation. Later contributions from Donald Steele, Tom MacKenzie and Martin Ebert
Dress: Jackets and ties are not required at Boat of Garten but you cannot wear blue denim jeans, track-suits, football/rugby shirts, vests or t-shirts. Shorts should be tailored worn with socks (long or sports).