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4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
5.0
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.1
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4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
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4.8
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4.6
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5.0
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Value
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 70
Length 6404 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

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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Course Details

Year Built 1890
Golf Season Year round
Architect Old Tom Morris (1890)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes - bookable in advance
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, Mastercard, Delta, Electron and Solo.
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.9
17 Reviews (17)
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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 !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing!!!

You will loose your way on your first round but this course is a class act...a gem

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fantastic links course

Way underrated. Should be top ten in Scotland! Just a natural beauty. Will come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

top course

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Lovely views

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!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 512
Handicap 5-9
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Average weather
Walked

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

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Walked

Good value

I'ts not the best course in the area, but it has some nice holes and represents good value for money.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 100
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Denver Advisor
First Time Playing
Walked

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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