Nairn Dunbar Golf Club

4.9019705882 4.9 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6765 yards
  • Layout

  • Nairn Dunbar Golf Club, Lochloy Road, Nairn, IV12 5AE
  • +44 (0) 1667 452741
  • +44 (0) 1667 456897
  • nairndunbar.com
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Year built: 1899
Architect(s): Old Tom Morris, James Braid
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Links
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - £22/round
Pull-carts: Yes - £3/round
Clubs: Yes - £22/round, £28/day
Caddies: Yes - £25/round

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Medal 72 6765 yards N/A N/A
Gents 72 6290 yards N/A N/A
Red 75 5748 yards N/A N/A

This championship links course on the shores of the Moray Firth has earned a reputation for excellence in recent years. Nairn Dunbar Golf Club has hosted several prominent events, including the Northern Open Professional Championship, the Scottish Ladies Amateur Stroke Play and the Scottish Boys Stroke Play.

Measuring 6,765 yards from the tips, it plays to a par 72. Nairn Dunbar's gorse and whin-lined fairways will test even the most experienced of golfers.

Nairn Dunbar, which dates back to 1899, recently opened a spectacular new clubhouse with a bar, dining room and locker area. There is a also a pro shop on site.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 6 reviews


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"Great for Winter Play"


Christophe1245260's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The previous week, there had been snow, rain, and frosty conditions. Despite this, the course was in fine shape for play. Play was to regular greens which were actually fairly smooth and true. Starter gives you the option of using a portable mat for play from the fairways or moving the ball to the first cut of rough. As there isn't really any rough to speak of, that is by far the better option. Many tees were moved forward, shortening the course, but this seemed fair due to the windy conditions (around 20-30 mph avg that day).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nairn Dunbar"


Scott7329206's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Cracking course, challenging holes in great condition

The greens are fantastically fast and a true roll

Friendly staff and a great lunch.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



t1532203883's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

I played the course on the last day of using the winter tees so course was a bit shorter than normal but full greens in play. Of course meant it was cheaper and was allowed to play form the edge of the fairway without a mat.

Great course and would love to play it in the middle of the season, it was quite a calm day, did rain for around 4 holes but I can imagine when it's blustery it would be a bit of a challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course with more features than the normal links"


Ger22's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played here in March the course was in good condition for the time of year. We were required to move the ball of the fairway to semi rough which seams a very sensible option instead of using fairway mats. The cousre layout is great lots of separation between holes which gave us the feeling we had the course to ourselves although the car park was full. I would have no hesitation in going back to Nairn Dunbar.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent course to play golf whilst on holiday"


Hermansipad's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The people in the pro shop, the members on the first tee, the ground staff we spoke with on the course and the bar staff were all very friendly and welcoming.<br/> We kept coming to holes where we said this is a great looking hole. The course wasn't too difficult to play until you went offline and then the score could add up quickly.<br/> Will play the course again when in the area and will recommend it to our golfing friends.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"There were several hole we came to and kept saying this is a lovely hole."


Hermansipad's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Good weather

Reviewed on

Great day out. The Pro shop, the members we met on the first tee, the ground staff we talked to on the course and the bar staff were all extremely friendly and helpful.<br/> The course wasn't that difficult until you put the ball in the wrong place and then the score could add up very quickly.<br/> Would recommend this course to anyone and will play again when we are in the area.


I recommend this course



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