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Tain Golf Club

Chapel Road,

Tain, Ross-shire IV19 1JE

  • Office

    +44 (0)1862 892 314
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1862 892 313
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1862 892 099
  • Golf pro

    Stuart Morrison

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Links course. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside and seaside.

  • Designer:

    Old Tom Morris

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6404
6109
5655
Par
70
70
73
SSS or slope
72
70
73

Location

Latitude:

57.812914

Longitude:

-4.043687

How to get there:

32 miles N of Inverness

From the centre of Tain turn into Castle Brae (next to Gow's bakery) and follow signposts to golf.

Tain Golf Club

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

Est. 1890

Tain Golf Club: Although an excellent and testing course, Tain is not too typical of seaside links golf in Scotland. The layout briefly brings you down to the Moray Firth's seashore, but for much of the time this out-and-back design weaves its way through heather and gorse bushes (whins), and skirts alongside inland rural fields.

Tain's gently undulating front-nine certainly lays down a tight test, which may appeal more to accurate shot-makers than long, wayward hitters. Doglegging holes like the renowned par-4 3rd, long par-5 4th and sharply bending par-4 9th, with its delightful interplay of gorse, heather and Scots pines, are the jewels of the outward-nine.

On the inward-nine you journey seaward at the par-4 11th (Alps), which demands a blind approach shot over two large, adjoining dunes. The par-4 12th is played parallel with the shoreline, after which the layout turns inland again at the par-5 13th. While picking your way along the challenging closing stretch, there are many captivating views to be enjoyed onto the beautiful hills of Easter Ross, which rise up behind the town of Tain. The famous Glenmorangie distillery is also much in evidence on the back-nine.

But views aside, you will also face some of the most challenging holes on Tain's back-nine. A nerve-jangling drive awaits at the long, tight par-4 14th, ball-swallowing whins lining both sides of the hole. The short par-3 16th and much longer par-3 17th bring the meandering River Tain into play, before you cross the small country road (which you crossed on your approach shot at the par-4 1st) and head back down the excellent par-4 18th to the clubhouse.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends (after midday).

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes on all days in high season (June thru' Sept): £65.

Credit cards accepted. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Caddies available if requested in advance.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Tain is home to the Glenmorangie distillery, renowned as one of the world's best known and finest single malt whiskies. | Less then 20 miles north of Tain, just north of Golspie, is the magnificent Dunrobin Castle, which is usually open to the public.

Published ranking

Scotland: 69th best course in Scotland (Golf World, 2021).

Where2Stay

  • Morangie House Hotel3-star

    Morangie Rd, Tain, Ross-shire IV19 1PY

    +44 (0)1862 892 281

    Visit website

    The Morangie House Hotel, occupying a fine old Victorian mansion, is located in the northern outskirts of the Ancient and Royal Burgh of Tain, one of Scotland's oldest burghs. Built in 1903 by a local architect, the hotel's spacious and elegant rooms provide comfortable and high quality accommodation.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Tain

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Royal Dornoch; Brora (22 miles).

  • Mansfield Castle Hotel4-star

    Scotsburn Road, Tain, Ross-shire IV19 1PR

    +44 (0)1862 892 052

    Visit website

    Mansfield Castle is an imposing Victorian building set in 3.5 acres of picturesque countryside, with award winning cuisine and magnificent oak panelling throughout.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Tain

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Royal Dornoch; Brora (22 miles).

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