We played Tain as part of a recent golf tour including Castle Stuart, Royal Dornoch's 2 courses, Brora and Golspie.
A fun course with some memorable holes:. The highlights being:
3rd: Par four with a decent drive required to make the second shot as straightforward as possible. OOB on the right stops you going after it off the tee. Second shot in to a well guarded raised green makes a par feel very well earned.
5th: Par three that you certainly don't want to miss right when the pin is on that side. We had a big right to left crosswind that would have made any shot holding the green as a contender for shot of the day.
7th: Par four that on a windy day feels very exposed. Driver and driver off the deck required by one of our group.
9th: Par four sharp dog leg with a well framed green with gorse left and right and trees behind the green.
11th: Par four signature hole. Once you climb up to the two humps in front of the green, your ball will roll down on to the long green. Great views from the humps over to the Glenmorangie distillery.
16th and 17th: Par 3s offer varied lengths, water abound and a stiff challenge in any crosswind.
Staff at the club all very welcoming and food tasty - good value for money and a short enough course to form part of any 36 hole day if touring the area.
Date: September 02, 2020