Nairn Golf Club

Seaside links for 7 holes abounding with humps and hollows make this a world class links.

Nairn Golf Club

Highland, Scotland

Overview

The Bothy, found between the 9th green and 10th tee, was built in 1877. It was where the salmon would be kept after being caught and now serves as the halfway house.

Leave time to visit the Archive Room at The Nairn Golf Club, it is a veritable museum and one of the best in the game.

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Golf Course Review

Nairn Golf Club is located on the sandhills beside Nairn Beach to the west of the River Nairn overlooking the Moray Firth - not far from Inverness and Castle Stuart. Nairn and Royal Dornoch are the elder statesmen of golf in the area.

Nairn Golf Club History

The original design by Archie Simpson in 1887 lasted just two years before Old Tom Morris made the first alterations which extended it westward. The 8th hole is thought to be Old Tom Morris' most intact contribution. Later, around 1909, James Braid would make changes to tees, bunkers and greens. Ben Sayers would leave his mark in 1920 before James Braid would return to make the finishing touches.

CK Cotton did minor tweaking after WW2 but essentially the course remained unchanged. In modern times, Tom Mackenzie has added a set of forward tees, constructed new greens on the 1st, 7th and 14th and addressed bunkers on a further twelve holes.

Nairn offers sea views from every hole and uses the Moray Firth as a backdrop on holes 14 & 15. The Moray Firth comes into play on the opening stretch of holes.

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Ranked67/100in GB&I
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Old Tom Morris used the natural golfing terrain and the site's best features to perfection. Limited by circumstance and the naturalness and rugged nature of the best sites available means Old Tom's minimalist work is still amongst the best in the game. Wide & shared fairways allowing for width and...

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Highland, IV12 4HB, Scotland

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Featured Architect: Old Tom Morris

Old Tom Morris used the natural golfing terrain and the site's best features to perfection. Limited by circumstance and the naturalness and rugged nature of the best sites available means Old Tom's minimalist work is still amongst the best in the game. Wide & shared fairways allowing for width and...

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