The Club ~ History

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. 

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 write ups from over 100 years ago.

Available to buy – £10.00

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Introductory Memberships are available at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club ⛳️

If you are getting back into the game after a 5+ year break or thinking of trying the game of golf out

Pop us an email office@nairndunbar.com or phone 01667 452741 for a membership form
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If you are getting back into the game after a 5+ year break or thinking of trying the game of golf out

Pop us an email office@nairndunbar.com or phone 01667 452741 for a membership form

⛳MORAY TICKET⛳
Play Nairn Dunbar Golf Club and Moray Golf Club

Available from 1st April through till 31st October.
You can play either course within any consecutive 4 day period.

To book please call Nairn Dunbar on 01667 452741 or email office@nairndunbar.com

⛳Ticket £140.00 per person
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⛳MORAY TICKET⛳
Play Nairn Dunbar Golf Club and Moray Golf Club

Available from 1st April through till 31st October. 
You can play either course within any consecutive 4 day period.

To book please call Nairn Dunbar on 01667 452741 or email office@nairndunbar.com

⛳Ticket £140.00 per person

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Lochloy road, Nairn, IV12 5AE

Tel: 01667 452741
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Email: office@nairndunbar.com

 

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Email: clubhouse@nairndunbar.com