Nairn Golf Club is nestled on the shores of the Moray Firth less than 20 miles northeast of Inverness.
Like so many of Scotland’s most respected courses, it’s a descendant of Old Tom Morris and James Braid.
Founded in 1887, the original layout was reworked a few years later by Old Tom Morris. Five-time Open Champion and renowned course architect James Braid contributed his expertise to the Championship Course on three separate occasions between 1910 to 1926. Measuring nearly 6,800 yards, the par 72 Championship Course has hosted many important championships including the 1999 Walker Cup and 2012 Curtis Cup.
Nairn is a traditional out and back links whose first six holes hug the coastline before it finally turns inland where you’ll find heather, gorse, and more trees than typical for a links. The historic white building between the 9th green and 10th tee, known as Bothy, was built in 1877 for catching and storing salmon. It has been converted into a halfway house with snacks and refreshments, along with the stunning scenery.
One of Nairn’s most notable features is that every hole offers remarkable views of the Moray Firth. Ranked #11 in Golf World Magazine’s 2015 list of the Top 100 Courses in Scotland, a must-play course for any golfer visiting the Scottish Highlands awaits at Nairn Golf Club.
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