The Nairn Golf Club is regarded as one of the best traditional links courses in Scotland, hosting a range of prestigious international events and attracting discerning golfers from across the globe.
Founded in 1887, the sweeping coastal course was created and shaped from wild land beside the Moray Firth through the combined efforts of legends Archie Simpson, Old Tom Morris, James Braid and Ben Sayers
Ranked ninth in the definitive list of the Top 100 courses in Scotland 2011, it was placed at 23 on the Britain and Ireland list.
Walker Cup and Curtis Cup venue
As well as those who have enjoyed the course first hand, golf fans around the world have witnessed its competitive beauty from television coverage of the Walker Cup in 1999 and the Curtis Cup in 2012.
Nairn will also host the 2016 Home Internationals competition, the premier amateur team event in Great Britain and Ireland, contested annually between Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales.
Nairn is a classic, traditional out-and-back links, and the opening half a dozen holes along the coast rival anything at more illustrious Scottish courses
Jock Howard, Commissioning editor Golf World
Worldwide membership and elegant facilities
Nairn has 1,400 members, many local and some not-so-local from countries including the USA, Canada and across Europe. The renowned 18-hole championship course is the main attraction, and players can also enjoy the adjoining nine-hole Cameron Course, named after a former club captain.
The modern clubhouse has recently been refurbished, providing elegant and comfortable surroundings overlooking the firth. The Newton Lounge, also newly refurbished, is a spike-friendly bar overlooking the Cameron Course. The Whitelaw Lounge, named in honour of former UK Government Home Secretary Lord (Willie) Whitelaw who was a club member and president (1993-1999), has also been refurbished to a high standard.