Tain Golf Club
Old Tom Morris designed this traditional Scottish Highland links course only a few miles from Dornoch. The championship links course boasts spectacular sea and mountain views.
Tain Golf Club's third hole has been rated among the best in Scotland. Its no. 17 has been recognized as one of the top 18 holes designed by Old Tom Morris.
The golf course measures 6,404 yards from the tips. It features many difficult hazards, including deep pot bunkers.
Tain Golf Club's on-site clubhouse boasts changing rooms, a dining room and a bar. There's also a pro shop.
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Played Tain GC at the end of November, for the time of the year the course was in excellent condition.
There are some wonderful links holes, with lots of gorse and the views around the 11th green across the Dornoch Firth are amazing.
This golf course is a must play if you are this far north a true gem
Good course and friendly staff
Friendly staff and good course. Would definitely recommend to play.
Pro very helpful with tips to help us with the challenges on certain holes.
A hidden gem
This course is well worth a visit
Fantastic condition and very interesting holes
Pro made us very welcome in these difficult COVID times
Will go back and play !
You will loose your way on your first round but this course is a class act...a gem
Lovely links course
Very friendly reception at the club and nice homemade lunch before we went out to play. The pro gave excellent advice and marked my card to indicate hole which would have caught me out.
Course was in good condition if surprisingly dry on the fairways. A number of memorable holes and challenging distances especially into the wind.
Fantastic links course
Way underrated. Should be top ten in Scotland! Just a natural beauty. Will come back.
Well worth a visit
Great little course. Very warm welcome form the pro who went out of his way to ensure we got a tee time which suited us. Course was in good condition. Great greens. One of the best in this area.
Good course for Winter rounds
Most tees are moved forward for Winter play to normal greens (no temporary of Winter greens). Fairways are fairly generous and play to the greens from the edge or very light rough (as requested by the starter) is no problem. Most bunkers marked as GUR.
Greens had been aerated a few weeks prior so were a little bumpy in spots, but still had good pace. I would expect this course to be in great shape by end of April.
Pace of play was my own as hardly anyone else on the course on this cool, moderately windy, cloudy day.
played this course with an american guy and his caddie didn't play my best but still had a challenging and enjoyable round due to the standard of the course and the company. The Last two par 3's are particularly difficult for the higher handicapper but very nice holes. If you are in the area give this course a go you will not be disappointed
My only complaint would be that some of the shots are completely blind! Hit some good shots and never found the ball. Hit what I thought was a bad short and took three of the tee to find my first ball near the pin!
Good course for play in March in Scotland
The course layout in Winter is altered on four holes of which two use the original Tom Morris design making them shorter, but no less challenging. Despite playing at the end of Winter season, the fairways were dry. The greens are amongst the best in the area, running true and only a bit slower than would be expected.
This course is a gem.
Must play. Great course in superb condition. Interesting holes, with big fairways & greens. Will play this again anytime i can.
Go off the grid to play Tain
American golfers who seek out Tain are pure links lovers who know more than you do. This Old Tom Morris course rarely gets overseas visitors, and that's a shame. It's got one of the great holes of Scotland - the blind par-4 11th called the 'Alps" - and a couple of other keepers. It's just 15 minutes from Dornoch and two miles from the Glenmorangie Whiskey distillery. It's got some loveable
I'ts not the best course in the area, but it has some nice holes and represents good value for money.
Great Highlands Value
Played twice in one day. Excellent value-$110 for two rounds. They also have twilight for under $50.
The terrain varies and even has some inland holes which would be considered parkland, but play like links.
Favorite hole was the 11th hole; it is an alps and you ring a bell when you are done-leads you to the sea. The 17th hole is a long par 3 and is great. Good variety of dog legs, short and long par 3s and 4s.
Tain does not get the visitors that Dornoch gets, so it was wide open on the day I played. Both rounds were around 3 hours each.
Staff was incredibly accommodating and made the experience quite wonderful.
Wouldn't suggest making a special trip to play the course; however, if you are up in the highlands to play Dornoch, it is worth the visit; especially as a warm up. The rates/value are phenomenal.