Nairn Dunbar Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Nairn Dunbar Golf Club Est. 1899

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Nairn Dunbar Golf Club: Perhaps overshadowed by the "other" Nairn golf course (to the west of town), Nairn Dunbar lies to the east of town across the River Nairn. Here on flattish terrain bordering the Culbin Forest and Culbin Sands, you'll find another in Scotland's long line of great links golf courses. The layout may lack the beach hugging location, sea views and greater undulations of its more renowned neighbour, but Nairn Dunbar does possess all the essential ingredients of a thoroughly absorbing links layout.

The terrain is generally quite flat, with a couple of exceptions on the front-nine where the greens are more elevated. Gorse bushes, small birch trees, willows, sallows and dastardly ditches line many of the fairways. Wayward hitting will meet with potentially penal consequences, but on most occasions there's enough room to encourage confident use of the big-timber from the tee.

The greens at Nairn Dunbar are firm and fast, and particularly on the par-3s are heavily guarded by excellent revetted bunkering. The picturesque par-3 8th (Brodie) is an excellent case in point. This thoroughly enjoyable links course is well worth having on your play-list when you visit the bustling coastal town of Nairn.

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Making Contact

Nairn Dunbar Golf Club
Lochloy Road,
Nairn, Highland & Moray IV12 5AE
Scotland
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Office   +44 (0)1667 452 741
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1667 453 964
Fax

  +44 (0)1667 456 897

Email   enquiries@nairndunbar.com
Website   www.nairndunbar.com
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David Torrance (PGA Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland, rural countryside and limited residential.
 
Designer: Current course designed by Scottish course architect Peter Robertson (1936).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6765 6290 5748
Par 72 72 75
SSS or Slope 74 72 74
 
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How2Get There?

17 miles NE of Inverness
Just after Nairn town centre (eastern end), cross the River Nairn bridge heading east. After 200 yds turn left into Lochloy Rd, direction Golf Club/Culbin Forest. After 300 yds golf club is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Sept): £55 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  No requirement to book in advance, but worth checking ahead for tee-time availability.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

On May 24, 1899 the first shot was struck on Nairn's new links course by Sir Alexander Dunbar of Boath. Sir Alex, had given both his name and sixty acres of land to create a second course in Nairn, "where the working men and women of the town could enjoy the Royal and Ancient game".

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (57.586110)
Longitude: (-3.860385)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Golf View Hotel 4-star
63 Seabank Rd, Nairn, Highlands IV12 4RX
+44 (0)1667 452 301
www.golfviewhotelnairn.co.uk

The Golf View Hotel and Leisure Club is situated overlooking the Moray Firth with gardens leading down to the seashore and is just 16 miles from Inverness. Many of the 42 bedrooms are sea-facing with traditional interiors that provide you an exceptionally comfortable place in which to stay. A member of the Crerar group of hotels.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Nairn (o.5 km); Nairn Dunbar
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Golf within 20 miles Castle Stuart; Inverness
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Newton Hotel 4-star
Inverness Road, Nairn IV12 4RX
+44 (0)1667 453 145
www.bespokehotels.com

The Newton Hotel stands in 21 acres of mature parkland and gardens, yet is close to the highland town of Nairn. Overlooking Nairn Golf Course and beyond to the Moray Firth, the Newton Hotel is an ideal spot for guests in search of peace and tranquility to relax and unwind.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Nairn; Nairn Dunbar
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Golf within 20 miles Castle Stuart; Inverness
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