Tain Golf Club

4.6862647059 4.7 stars from 5 (8)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6404 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes - bookable in advance

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: VISA, Mastercard, Delta, Electron and Solo.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 6404 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 70 6109 yards N/A N/A
Red 73 5655 yards N/A 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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 8 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

8 out of 8 reviews


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Reviews


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"Good course for Winter rounds"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"top course"


u9074018's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lovely views"


u291188592's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course for play in March in Scotland"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is a gem."


u180436075's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Must play. Great course in superb condition. Interesting holes, with big fairways & greens. Will play this again anytime i can.


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


"Go off the grid to play Tain"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good value"


Ibrox's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Highlands Value"


JeffArenson's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Denver Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2014
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Played twice in one day. Excellent value-$110 for two rounds. They also have twilight for under $50.<br/> The terrain varies and even has some inland holes which would be considered parkland, but play like links.<br/> 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.<br/> 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.<br/> Staff was incredibly accommodating and made the experience quite wonderful.<br/> 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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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