Tain Golf Club is a beautiful 18 hole links golf course designed by Old Tom Morris in 1890 in the Royal Burgh of Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland. Tain's fortune is that so many of Old Tom's original holes survive.
Five Morris holes remain in each half. Going out, these are the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th and 9th. Coming home, they are the 10th, 14th, 15th, 16, and 17th. Indeed,the 17th hole is rated probably the finest of all Tom Morris short holes anywhere. Not surprisingly, therefore, Tain is fondly referred to as Old Tom Morris's Northern Jewel, which treasures the Grand Old Man of Golf as its founding genius.
The par for the course is 70 (SSS 72) and USPGA Slope Rating 130. The PGA Professional is Stuart Morrison. Full catering available 12pm-9pm (April-October) and 12pm- 6pm (November-March) in the Greens Restaurant.
Tain Golf Club is a beautiful 18 hole golf course in the Royal Burgh of Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland.
Only a forty minute drive from Inverness, Tain Golf Club is in a sheltered position giving favourable golfing conditions most of the year. Boasting a championship length course and designed by Old Tom Morris in 1890, Tain Golf Course overlooks the Dornoch Firth and arguably offers one of the best settings imaginable in the Highlands for a round of golf. With the sea on one side and the backdrop of the mountains behind, each day brings a different aspect to this challenging and beautiful course. Whilst the layout of the holes guarantees an interesting round for beginners or experts.
In 1998 a new clubhouse was built. Full facilities are available for visitors including purpose built locker rooms and changing area. There is no better way to end your visit to Tain than relaxing in the clubhouse after your round. Greens Restaurant has an excellent reputation and offers a full catering service throughout the day whilst the well stocked bar has large windows to give the best view of the course, especially the 18th green. The Golf Shop is well stocked with all your golfing requirements.
Tain, with its many pleasant shops and amenities, is an excellent centre to stay whether you intend exploring Easter Ross with its delightful Seaboard villages of Balintore, Hilton and Portmahomack or further a field the Northern Highlands - you can visit John O'Groats and can be back for dinner in one day. Tain is the oldest Royal Burgh in Scotland, the rights of sanctuary being confirmed by Malcolm Canmore in 1066. The Museum and the medieval St. Duthus Collegiate Church are well worth a visit and Tain Through Time, a dramatic sound and light show will enthral young and old alike.
Apart from the golf course, Tain is famous for Glenmorangie malt whisky and visitors are very welcome to tour the Distillery. Other local enterprises where visitors are welcome include The Tain Pottery, whose stoneware pottery is well used in the clubhouse and Highland Fine Cheeses who make Crowdie. The magnificent Dunrobin Castle at Golspie is open to visitors between April and October with the Falls of Shin Visitor Centre and the Castle of Mey short drives away and also well worth a visit.
The immediate area boasts a fine selection of accommodation and caters well for its golfers. Some of the Hotels offer special packages and there are several Bed and Breakfasts and Guest Houses, which offer comfortable overnight Accommodation.
Greens, the restaurant at Tain Golf Club is a real treat for the Highland Golfing Community and its many visitors. Head Chef, Laura Ross and her team work hard to combine classic and traditional Golf Club fare with modern and contemporary specials, such as fresh local Lobster served with a Mornay Sauce, Ross-shire Rack of Lamb served with Minted Mashed Potato and a Rosemary and Port Jus, as well as Soup of the Day which reflects the weather outside as much as the time of year, either way, you'll find them all at very reasonable prices.
Your memories of Tain will be a combination of a superb course and friendly welcome by everyone at the club. One round will not be enough to appreciate this fine course - so we’ll give you a discount on your second round of the Day.