Inverness, Top 100 Courses


  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architects

    Donald Ross, 1919/Andrew Green, 2017
  • Par

  • Yardage


Course Overview

Andrew Green’s renovation restored Ross features, expunged those that were not and added length to test today’s tournament players. Few courses can claim as sterling a set of two-shotters, headlined by the 6th, 7th, 9th, 15th, 17th and 18th holes. Inverness’s home hole famously measures under 400 yards and is one of the most interesting closers in the game. Too bad more modern architects are leery to build finishers that reward mind over muscle. (Photo: Fred Vuich/USGA)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 18, par-4, 358 yards: For a course featuring a brutish set of par-4s, it’s the shortest two-shotter that leaves a lasting impression. This famous finishing hole requires a precise second shot to match the day’s pin location. While the green is surrounded by bunkers on three sides, the right side has a sharp swale than can send an inaccurate shot bounding away from the putting surface.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    The cathedral chime clock displayed in the front clubhouse foyer was a gift by the competing professionals at the 1920 U.S. Open to the club.
  • Insider tip

    No double-loopers here. Every golfer get his or her own dedicated caddie thanks to the ranks of more than 200 locals.