ClubhouseNairn Dunbar Clubhouse

The clubhouse lies at the heart of the “friendly club” ethos.

The main lounge provides a relaxing area to anticipate the round ahead or reflect on the highlights and challenges of the completed round.

The dining area overlooks the 18th green and provides the ideal location to enjoy lunch or dinner.

There is an outdoor seating area overlooking the 18th green where members and visitors can enjoy a drink and watch players completing their round. Juniors (under 16 years of age) are welcome in the main lounge when supervised by an adult.

The Back Bar, where we have Live BT Sport with special food and drink offers, Pool Table, Bandits, Quiz Machines. The perfect place to enjoy a drink and watch the sports. 

Both Back Bar & The Lounge have Free Wi-Fi throughout.

Locker rooms and showers are situated on the lower level of the clubhouse where members and visitors have their own dedicated changing and locker areas.

Customer Charter

Championship Links Course which aims to challenge all golfing abilities, while providing quality bar and catering services in a family friendly environment for members, visitors and the community. 

We would value the opportunity of sharing the Nairn Dunbar experience with you.

Nairn Dunbar Golf Club History

While Britain and the Empire celebrated Queen Victoria’s 80th birthday on Wednesday, 24th May, 1899, the townsfolk of Nairn had other things on their mind. A procession of local councillors and dignitaries were led by the Artillery Volunteers Band from the Town House to the first tee at the newly laid out nine hole golf course at Nairn Dunbar. The development of the course had only been made possible through the generosity of Sir Alexander Dunbar of Boath who had made some 60 acres of land available for the construction of nine holes. It was Sir Alexander’s mother, Lady Dunbar, who declared the course open and called on her son to strike the first drive. Tragically, the club’s major benefactor was to die in a drowning accident less than 18 months later.

It took another 25 years and a World War before the club was able to extend the course to 18 holes after acquiring additional land from the Town Council and landowners Brodie of Brodie and Dunbar of Boath. Over the next 14 years the club continued to change the configuration of the course bringing it ever closer to today’s championship layout. This work was interrupted by the outbreak of World War II. Despite the adjacent East Beach being “seeded’ with land mines and encroachments by various sections of the armed services, golf continued to be played throughout the war years. However, it took a huge effort by the greenkeeping staff and volunteer members to repair the damages incurred during six years of conflict.
Following the war, golf enjoyed a boom which has continued up to the present day, and Nairn Dunbar was no exception.

The original clubhouse underwent two extensions - in 1962 and again in 1976 - in an effort to keep up with the demands of an increasing membership and visiting players. However, as the club neared its centenary, it became clear that despite improvements to the clubhouse and course, some major redevelopment was required. Three new holes were constructed at the east end of the course towards Culbin Forrest. These were open for play in 1994, becoming the 9th, 10th and 11th, with the three holes on “the Hill”  taken out of use. This land, on the south side of Lochloy Road, was sold to a housing developer, helping to fund the construction of a new £1 million-plus clubhouse which was opened in 1997.

The new millennium has seen the club continue to improve and upgrade the course to keep pace with the ever-changing requirements and expectations of members and visitors.

Gift Vouchers Now Available

You can purchase a Gift Voucher now which can be spent on either Membership fees, bar & catering or for visitor rounds of golf


Nairn Dunbar Golf Club - History Book

100 Years of Golfing History in Nairn
Excellent book for all those history lovers out there, fantastic write ups, old school photos and also original paper write ups from over 100 years ago.


Nairn Dunbar Golf Club - Official Tie

The new Club Ties are now in stock and available to buy. These are pure silk with a new design.
Perfect present for a golfing friend or family members birthday or just as a wee present for them, or if you are coming to play the course or have played the course why not take one of these home with you as a souvenir.