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.
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.
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.
Jurys Inn Inverness
Jurys Inn Inverness is a modern hotel on the outskirts of Inverness with 118 stylish and spacious guest rooms, the welcoming Cromarty restaurant, relaxing Dornoch Bar and onsite health club.