Playing the Course
Nestling on the shores of the Moray Firth, this traditional Scottish Golf Links course was created from a Highland wilderness of gorse and heather, and tests the talents of professional and amateur golfers alike.
Founded in 1887, it is now one of the most remarkable courses in Scotland, and has hosted a significant number of important championships in recent years. These include the 1999 Walker Cup, the Jacques Léglise Trophy in 2004 and the 2012 Curtis Cup.
Indeed Scottish golfing legend Colin Montgomerie had this to say in 2012:
‘In 1987 I won the Scottish Amateur Championship at Nairn, which still today holds a very special place for me. I always feel very welcome at Nairn, and I consider it one of the best links courses in our great country’
The Nairn Golf Club
Nairn Golf Club’s truly remarkable feature is that you can see the Moray Firth and the golden colouring and changing lights of the Black Isle, from every hole.
Indeed, if you’re not careful, you could find the sea at any point on the first seven holes. Accuracy and precision is therefore required.
Thick gorse, humps and hollows in the fairways, and the trickery of the greens, as well as the length of the course and the wind all combine to make this a testing challenge for the very best of golfers.