Whilst doing some research on recent developments affecting the Highlands I came across this very recent article on the PGA Tour official website about Nairn Golf Club, ranked as number 10 amongst Scottish golf courses, located as it is close to the shore of the Moray Firth with spectacular scenery as a back-drop to many of the holes. I'm not a golfer myself, but know that many people visit to play the game here, indeed many people own second homes here purely so they can come to have a game of golf on such a fine links course. However it is apparently not particularly well-known outside Scotland, except amongst the cognoscenti. Golf International organises a number of golf package tours which take in courses in the Highlands of Scotland and Nairn Golf Club is included in many of the tours.
Nairn Golf Club hosted the 1999 Walker Cup (see here also) and will host the female equivalent, the 2012 Curtis Cup.
No, I'm not a paid agent of Nairn Golf Club or indeed of VisitScotland.com (don't be droll - Ed.), but Nairn is a good place to live and to visit. If you are planning a golfing trip to Scotland, don't overlook Nairn.
PS/ Nairn has another golf course, Nairn Dunbar Golf Club, a fine course, too. Indeed it is joint host this year in August, with Nairn Golf Club, of The Seniors Open Amateur Championship