Nairn Golf Club
Seabank Road,
Nairn, Highland IV12 4HB
Tel : +44(0)1667 452103 Fax : +44(0)1667 456328

Nairn Golf Club, this Traditional Scottish Golf Links Course was created form a wilderness of whins and heather and talents of professional and amateur alike. Founded in 1887 and added to and extended by Archie Simpson, Old Tom Morris and James Braid it is now one of the best course in Scotland. It is regularly chosen for national championships, including the Scottish Amateur, Scottish professional and in 1994 hosted the 'Blue Riband' of the Amateur Calendar the 'Amateur'Championship. Nairn hosted the 37th Walker cup in 1999.

The magnificent New Clubhouse which was built in 1990 is the envy of many and adds to the pleasure of playing at Nairn.
As well as the challenging Championship Course, the club offers and interesting but less strenuous nine hole (Newton Course) and there is also a full-size practice ground adjacent to the 18th fairway. Nairn also offers a full sized snooker table, practice are with range ball. Golfing a Nairn is a wonderful experience and not to be missed.

Located on west beach at Nairn by turning left off A96 along Seabank Rd until you reach clubhouse.

Further Information
Information herein provided by the club 15 Aug 1998.

Course Details

Course Name: Nairn Championship Holes: 18 Yardage: 6745 SSS: 74
Fashioned by Old Tom Morris and later James Braid, this championship course boasts fine greenkeeping with fast greens and natural sea hazards. A traditional Scottish golf clinks course of exceptional quality.
For an appreciation and independent view of this course please see golfer reviews.

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Course Name: Newton Holes: 9 Yardage: 1771 SSS: 57
A short course for juniors, beginners, holiday makers and those who now find the main championship too hard. Played as an 18 hole course the yardage is 3542.
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Accomodation in the Area:
Coul House Hotel
By Strathpeffer, Ross-Shire IV14 9EY
Tel: (01997) 4214877 Fax: (01997) 421945

The Newton Hotel
Inverness Road
Nairn, Scotland IV12 4HD
Tel: +44 (0)1667 453144 Fax: +44 (0)1667 454026

The Golf View Hotel
Seabank Road
Nairn, Scotland IV12 4 RZ
Tel: +44 (0)1667 452301 Fax: +44 (0)1667 455267

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  • Nairn

    Barry Ickes wrote on: Jun 15, 2004

    Played Nairn in 2002. I thought it had the best greens in Scotland. The 13th hole, though not a links hole, is a great one -- very tough. Many great holes of varying character. Lots of fun.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Gail Greenfelder 9/99

    Gail Greenfelder wrote on: Aug 31, 1999

    My husband and I have been Country members of Nairn for several years. The greens are the truest in the world. The traditional links course is charming, as are the people in Nairn. It is truly an experience for those who love the game. (For those who love those that love the game and do not play, there is a lot to do in the area!)


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Butch Lombardi 07/99

    Butch Lombardi wrote on: Jun 30, 1999

    We played Nairn in June 1999. We couldn't play Donegal because of a tournament so we landed here. The green fees were modest.
    The first hole is very unimpressive but the deeper you get into the course the better it is. It's a classic links, 9 holes out and nine back.
    Around the 5th hole Nairn begins to show it's character. From 5 through 17, Nairn is a treat. The 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th are situated on a point of dunes that juts out into the bay. They are some of the finest links holes I have played.
    The wind was up a bit and it made for some interesting club selections. We played on a Friday afternoon and we had the place to ourselves. The course conditions were good and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Stop in the club house after the round, have a pint and swap tales with Sean Murphy, the Manager. That alone is worth the green fees.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Van Bickford 03/99

    Van Bickford wrote on: Feb 28, 1999

    Played Nairn on May 14th, 1996 and came away completely impressed.
    As I teed off at 7:30 in the morning it was raining sideways and 40 degrees. The umbrella I was using quickly became inverted. I wondered what in the hell I was doing playing golf in such inhospitable conditions.
    By the third hole, the sun was out. A truly unique golf experience that I will never forget. The greens were by far the best of the four courses I played while in Scotland. I think it was the 15th, a short par 4 that heads back toward the Moray Firth that I remember the most.
    It was one of the most interesting short par 4's I've ever played. A true bump and run test! A great golf course that deserves more recognition in the States.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Chris Walton 9/98

    Chris Walton wrote on: Aug 31, 1998

    Played this gem in June, great greens, nice clubhouse area enjoys some of the mildest weather in Scotland


  • Europe Golf courses reviews C. J. Graham 9/98

    C. J. Graham wrote on: Aug 31, 1998

    Played here August, '96, with two members. This charming course is only a half notch below the revered Royal Dornoch. Great putting green with many undulations. New clubhouse that welcomes you and lends a great view. Play this course and Royal Dornoch which is about an hour away-you'll never forget either of them.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Bill Brownrigg 08/98

    Bill Brownrigg wrote on: Jul 31, 1998

    Played Nairn this past September. Wonderful golf course. Some kind of micro climate keeps the area much warmer than you would expect being so far north. The members say 'there are no better greens in Europe' and they just may be right. The first 7 holes play out along the Moray Firth, which is in view the entire round. Unlike most courses on the linksland, there are trees that come into play on some of the 'inland' holes,
    adding some nice varie ty. The Walker Cup will be held at Nairn in 1999.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Bill McKissock 08/98

    Bill McKissock wrote on: Jul 31, 1998

    Played the course under benign conditions on 2/27/98...lovely mixture of links, heathland parkland golf...lots of whin, fescue rushes right off the fairway...a shot in the rough often requires a sand wedge second. Great view of the Moray Firth from the
    13th green(a 412 uphill 4 p ar that could kill a good round). Must be a bear when the wind blows hard..


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