Nairn Golf Club
Nairn Golf Club overview
Nairn is one of the most spectacular seaside courses in Scotland, with sea views from every hole. Founded in 1887 and originally an Archie Simpson design, the course has been touched by many great architects with Old Tom Morris, James Braid, Ben Sayers and finally C.K. Cotton all playing their part in creating today’s masterpiece.
Located on the Moray Firth coastline just 30minutes drive east of Inverness in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, Nairn has held multiple national and international championships over the years including both the Walker and Curtis Cups.
Nairn Golf Course overview
One of the must-play courses in the Scottish Highlands, Nairn is a fantastic links with fast narrow fairways that are framed by gorse bushes and heather. Known for having excellent greens that are fast and true, some of which are raised and others in hollows, Nairn’s first seven holes play along the Moray Firth with outstanding views.
A par-71 and just over 6800 yards off the tips, it is not length but extremely tricky greens that will challenge you and keep you guessing. Nairn is always in immaculate condition and is consistently ranked top 20 in Scotland and amongst the top 60 courses across the British Isles.
The par-3 14th hole plays from the highest point on the course and has spectacular views over the Moray Firth to the Black Isle and beyond. 219-yards off the tips requiring anything from a long iron to a driver, normally in a crosswind to a green that has a large gully running through it. Three or four putts are common here.
Did You Know?
Look out for the Bothy which is situated between the 9th green and 10th tee. A little white building built in 1887 to catch and store salmon. There were 8 bothies and fishing stations in this area, each of which could catch up to 5000 salmon in a good season.
Accommodation near Nairn Golf Club
Glen Mhor Hotel & Apartments
Positioned in the city of Inverness overlooking the River Ness, the 3-star Glen Mhor Hotel offers a collection of 10 period buildings including a mixture of bedrooms and apartments.
Situated one mile from downtown Inverness and positioned within 4 acres of beautifully manicured private grounds, sits the excellent Kingsmills Hotel – an upscale 4-star property.
Sandown House B&B, originally a former dairy farm that has been transformed into a luxury Five Star Gold guesthouse, sits just outside of Nairn in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Highlands.
The Golf View Hotel
A period property located just 30 minutes east of Inverness and adjacent to Nairn Golf Club, situated on the seafront with panoramic views of the Moray Firth. A great Highlands base.