Tain Golf Club
Tain Golf Club overview
Tain Golf Club was formed in 1899 when a few locals invited legendary Old Tom Morris to come and design a golf course on the links land on the south side of the Dornoch Firth. Originally a 15-hole golf course it was developed a few years later by John Sutherland into an 18-hole course.
Often overlooked in favor of the bigger names, visiting golfers will likely have an enjoyable round despite not being played directly on the oceanfront. Visitors will also find a modest clubhouse directly behind the 18th green where food & beverages are served as well as an adjoining pro shop.
Tain Golf Club is a welcoming club and can be considered a great way to kick-off a golf tour in the north of Scotland, or as a place to escape the crowds and get off the beaten path.
Tain Golf Course overview
Tain Golf Club is not the longest of courses, measuring just over 6400-yards from the medal tees, therefore accuracy is more important than distance, particularly with many of the longer holes lined with gorse. The par-70 makes the best use of the available land which has resulted in a non-traditional links layout with holes going in different directions which adds to the sense of variety including back-to-back par 3’s on the 16th & 17th holes.
Highlights include the par-4 11th which requires a blind approach shot to a green protected by two large sand dunes and the par-4 2nd where the Aldie Burn winds its way across the fairway in front of the green, waiting to catch any under-hit approach shots.
Did You Know?
Tain was originally named St. Duthus Golf Club, named after the patron saint of the town. It was only in 1911 after acquiring a new clubhouse that the course changed its name to Tain Golf Club.
Accommodation near Tain 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.
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 Royal Golf Hotel
On the doorstep of Royal Dornoch Golf Club overlooking the first tee and Dornoch Firth. This is a golfer’s paradise set amongst the breath-taking scenery of the Scottish Highlands.