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Award winning luxury accommodation & fine dining with the charm, grace and elegance of the world's finest small hotels, adjacent to the 1st tee at Royal Dornoch Golf Club

#1 Golf Hotel in the Highlands - The Scottish Hotel Awards 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018

#1 Luxury Hotel in the Highlands - The Scottish Hotel Awards 2015, 2016 & 2017

Golf Digest 18 Coolest Places to Stay - 2017

TripAdvisor 2015 #7 Luxury Hotel in United Kingdom

Tain Golf Club - An Old Tom Morris Classic 

Tain Golf Club is nine miles south of Links House in the quaint Royal Burgh of Tain.  Old Tom Morris designed the initial 15-hole layout in 1890.  However, in 1911, Royal Dornoch Secretary and Tain Member, John Sutherland expanded it to 18 holes.  As testament to Old Tom Morris’s insightful green sculpting, Sutherland left unaltered eleven of Morris initial green complexes, which are still in use today.  Like Brora and in classic Highland understatement, Tain is referred to as a “traditional” links course meaning it has an agrarian, no-frills approach. These courses are particularly well suited for the dominant game played in Scotland, match play. 

Tain’s location is an ideal settling with simply stunning views out over the Dornoch Firth. Travel to Tain requires a drive through Scotland's oldest Royal Burgh first granted royal charter in 1066 and home to the famous Glenmorangie distillery, opened the same year Links House was built 1843.  

Tain Golf Club

Tain demonstrates the importance Morris and Sutherland placed on the approach short and clever green complexes.  The par-5 4th Long is indeed a challenge of length particularly if the wind is playing foe.  The par-4 11th Alps clearly draws a memory of Prestwick’s clever 17th.  The finish at Tain Golf Club is again crafted for match play with two short holes sequentially in the last three. The par-3’s 16th Kelag and 17th Black Bridge play sportingly different and are rounded by the meandering River Tain.  The 17th has in been rated among Old Tom Morris’s 18 best holes. Tain Golf Club is a walk down the crossroads of Scottish golf and perhaps its two most influential characters: Old Tom Morris and John Sutherland. 

Tain was the venue for the Scottish Ladies Amateur Championship 2012, The Columbo Cup since 1897 and the Baden Powell Shield, introduced to celebrate 1st Baron Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, hero of the Second Boer War.  Both Henry Longhurst and Peter Aliss, viewed by many since as the "Voice of British Golf", are honorary members of Tain Golf Club.

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Tain Golf Club
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