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Nairn Dunbar Golf Club

Lochloy Road,

Nairn, Highland & Moray IV12 5AE

  • Office

    +44 (0)1667 452 741
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1667 453 964
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1667 456 897
  • Golf pro

    Robbie Stewart (PGA, Director of Golf).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland, rural countryside and limited residential.

  • Designer:

    Current course designed by Scottish course architect Peter Robertson (1936).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6765
6290
5748
Par
72
72
75
SSS or slope
74
72
74

Location

Latitude:

57.586111

Longitude:

-3.860385

How to get 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.

Nairn Dunbar Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1899

Nairn Dunbar Golf Club: Perhaps overshadowed by the "other" Nairn golf course (on the west side 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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Visitors

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.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): £100 (all days); April & Oct: £70.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

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".

Nairn Dunbar is the home club of Russell Knox, a multiple winner on the European Tour and PGA Tour.

Published ranking

Scotland: 79th best course in Scotland (Golf World, 2021).

Where2Stay

  • Golf View Hotel4-star

    63 Seabank Rd, Nairn, Highlands IV12 4RX

    +44 (0)1667 452 301

    Visit website

    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Nairn (o.5 km); Nairn Dunbar

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Castle Stuart; Inverness

  • Newton Hotel4-star

    Inverness Road, Nairn IV12 4RX

    +44 (0)1667 453 145

    Visit website

    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Nairn; Nairn Dunbar

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Castle Stuart; Inverness

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