NAIRN DUNBAR

HIGHLANDS

2021 promises to be a significant year in the history of Nairn Dunbar when, along with Nairn, it plays host to the R&A Amateur Championship. Situated on the opposite side of town to its more famous Walker Cup hosting cousin, this is a course that can be comfortably placed into the little known gem category.

It may not immediately spring to mind when compiling your best ever course list, but those who play here always eagerly anticipate a return visit. The charming layout of the course is only matched by the warm welcome received in the clubhouse.

The par 3 8th hole is definitely one that will catch your attention. The green is relatively small and nestled down in a bowl, so if you find it you will set up a good birdie chance. If you are not quite accurate enough, you are going to have a difficult job trying to save par.

The closing hole is also a tester. It is a par 5 that demands a solid tee shot, ideally finding the left half of the fairway. From there, players must decide whether to lay up on the lower section to the right, or try and play up over the ridge towards the green. Care must be taken when choosing the latter option as out of bounds around the putting surface can mean a disappointing end to the day.

Play Nairn Dunbar as part of our  Links Cup Pairs Inverness.