The Nairn Golf Club

The Nairn Golf Club, Nairn, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, IV12 4HB

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15 reviews of The Nairn Golf Club

The last day of the Highlands 2009 Tour – and a fitting venue for the finale.
Firstly, what an approach to a golf club. Heading down Seabank Road towards the Moray Firth, you feel like you're about to drive into the water until the road suddenly swings dramatically left alongside the Firth and lands you at the equally impressive clubhouse.
I'm not usually that bothered about clubhouses – after all, you make the journey to play the course, not the building next to it – but everything here signifies that Nairn embodies tradition, history and quality.
Out on the course, the highlights are the opening half dozen alongside the water – notably 5, Nets - and the three-hole stretch from 12-14, which is an outstanding sequence of holes. At the same time, with my critical hat on, there are a few holes here which are less memorable – or, to put it another way, the lack of consistently excellent holes keeps Nairn outside the very top bracket. That said, who really wouldn't be happy to see out their golfing days here?
A couple of course condition points: when we played in early July the famed greens were running fantastically true and at a decent lick. Also, the serious rough was knee-length so keep it straight or else.
Top marks to Jack in the starter's hut and to everyone else in the clubhouse who gave us an equally warm welcome.
Bandit Dan deservedly took home the Links Plate this year – although with three scores of 42 points across the week, there's going to be more cutting than an overbooked hairdresser come July 2010!
Overall, a superb end to a great week in the Highlands - see you out somewhere on the Great British links next summer.
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'Young P' (h/c 12)

Posted by 'Young P' on 11/10/2009
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We were talking to a golfer at Nairn Dunbar who mentioned the green fee was only £30 during March so we called them on the off chance and it turned out we had the course almost to ourselves. Everyone at the club could not have been friendlier. As for the course itself it was in tremendous condition apart from the slightly sandy greens but you expect that kind of thing over the winter months. The start is particualrly tough and if the wind had been a bit stronger and into your face the first 7 holes would be incredibly hard. The best holes on the back 9 are the uphill 13th (SI 1), the downhill 14th (One of the best par 3s in Scotland) and the tough 16th with the burn and bunkers in front of the green. This is definately one of the best courses in Scotland and if you do get the chance to play here do not turn it down.

Posted by Ian Brown on 04/04/2007
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Played Nairn on sunday March 11th 2007. As a St Andrews Student, me and 5 others went North for a 3 day trip including Brora and Dornoch. Nairn was definitely the higlight as, though winter fee prices the tees had been moved back the week before. The course was chalenging on a breezy day, and great fun.

Posted by Darshan Vashee on 27/03/2007
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What A Golf Course. We Played On A Windy Day, And I'm Not Sure I've Ever Played A Tougher Course Into The Wind. This Course Is Full Of Great Holes With Narrow Fairways And Great Greens (the Best In Scotland), Which Will Challange Your Game Like Very Few Other Places. I Can't Wait To Play Nairn Again.

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Nairn is a great golf course. Demanding in the wind and beautiful in the sun. As a swede playng together with an American female we had a great time and we both made a par at the 18:th A magic course , a great challange, very worthwhile. Something for the true golfer

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When I return to Scotland, this will be a must on the itinerary. In 1994, we played at Nairn for a few days, and I chose to remain in Nairn to play an extra day, skipping a tee time at Dornoch! I preferred Nairn to the links at Dornoch, and we all know that Dornoch is one of the very best in the world. I challenge anyone to find a tougher 1,2,3 & 5 holes to start a course. Excellent condition, and friendly staff and members. Modern clubhouse facilities seemed out of character for the usual Scottish fare. Excellent accomodation and food at the THE LINKS HOTEL.

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We were on our way to Dornoch but decided no time that day and followed a sign to the links and found Nairn. It was a memorable day. Started cool and overcast then watched the storm come up the firth bringing wind, rain and hail. The back nine was then played in brilliant sunshine. We were following a company outing, the company was Scotish & Newcastle, so we received a wee dram after the rain stopped. A truly memorable day on a great course. It ruined Dornoch for me the next day! Another one I tell all my Canadian friends about!

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Nairn is a great golf course. The wilderness of a links course combined with the civilasation of the scots. I had the pleasure to play it together with a girl from California and the swedish and american style of golf was a erfect match in all respects. We both made a par at the 18:th. Wish I can come back in 1999 for the Walker Cup. If nos as a player beeing a spectator will do fine. per engstroem <persent@algonet.se>

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Super Course. Very Friendly Club With Good Facilities - Often Used Used For Championships (e.g. Walker Cup). Greens Were First Rate And Course Was Challenging Without Being Unfair. Highlight Was Watching A School Of Dolphins Play In The Firth As We Golfed! Barkerk@aol.com

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Caddies Were Knowledgeable, Helpful And Just Pleasant To Spend 3 1/2 Hours With. Anyone Who Goes To

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The Skies Opened Up The Day We Played. While Routine For A Scot, A Californian Wants To Come Back On A Dry Day To Try This Great Links.

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This Was A Stop We Made While Going From Troon To Dornoch. Absolutely Worthwhile! Not A Killer Of A Course Except The Wind Was Blowing About 40 Mph When We Were There In October. Hitting Into This Wind Made The Course Very Difficult Going Out - This Is A Totally Different Course Coming In. It Is Rightly Criticized For Being Two Golf Course Because The Nines Are So Characteristically Different. However I Would Go Back Because I Played The Course Well And Had A Great Experience There. The Price Is Right To! Don't Need A Caddie Here - You Can Make It Around On Your Own. Course Condition Was Excellent.

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Nairn Is A Great Golf Course. However, You Cannot Buy A Weekly Pass Anymore, At Least Not Since About 1988.

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Eight Of Us Over From Canada In September Unexpectedly Found Ourselves With Time And Turned Up At The Starter's Box.we Were Treated Very Well And Given 2 Tee Times.i Would Love To Play The Course Again In Just A Wee Bit Less Wind! I Was Great Fun Anyway! Loved The 13th. Jcurrie@agt.net

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When They Say That Nairn Has The Finest Greens In Scotland They Are Telling The Truth! Pure! A Very Enjoyable Round! Lconte@cpcnet.com

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Course information

Number of holes 18
Year opened 1887
Designer Archie Simpson / Old Tom Morris / James Braid
Style Links

Tee information

Tees Yards Par SSS
Competition 6774 72 73
Men's 6441 71 72
Ladies' 5735 75 75

Green Fees

Summer/High season

Weekday round£85
Weekday day£125
Weekend round£85
Weekend day£125

Winter/Low season

Weekday round£55
Weekday day£85
Weekend round£55
Weekend day£85

Alternative rates

£55 Twilight Ticket available after 13.30 pm (July to September Monday - Friday)

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