Nairn Golf Club Blog


Pitchmarks

24/11/2017

  We have encountered a considerable amount of unrepaired pitchmarks on the green surfaces for some time now and with the surfaces softening of late, due to the persistent moisture, it is imperative that we try to assist with the surface health and presentation. The average pitchmarks made by a golfer in one round is […]


Greens Renovation Work – 2017

10/11/2017

With each year that passes it is becoming increasingly evident that the seasons are changing. Recent springs have been cold and very unproductive leading into wet and inconsistent summers. Both of these scenarios are hugely challenging to course maintenance. Autumn has experienced some of the greatest changes over the last number of years, with temperatures […]


Highland Golf Links Pro-Am

29/09/2017

A record-breaking Pro-Am golf event has been shortlisted for a major award for its contribution to tourism and the north of Scotland economy. The 2016 Highland Golf Links 54-Hole Pro-Am Sponsored by Blue Group broke all previous records for the prestigious tournament that showcases three of Scotland’s finest links courses and provides a significant off-peak […]

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British Boys Championship

21/08/2017

After an impressive weeks golf from all of the Boys competing in the 2017 Boys Amateur Championship, Pedro Lencart was crowned Champion here at Nairn on the Sunday afternoon. There was some fantastic video footage of the match play rounds and also a great interview with our archivist Alistair Allan, please see below to links […]

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Tree Removal

02/04/2016

Regular players of the Championship Course will have noticed that the Green Staff have removed a number of trees surrounding the 3rd Green and 4th Tee during the course closure in October 2015.  The trees have been removed to increase the airflow and allow more direct sunlight around those areas to improve the growing conditions […]

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Fairway Bunkers

25/02/2016

The third bunker from the 10th tee is receiving an extensive overhaul, mainly because of the increased impact from the high water table.  The resulting water levels have forced the bunker to be out of action over recent winters.  We have raised the base level of the bunker by some 16 inches (40 cms) to […]


Hand Cutting Greens and Tees

12/02/2016

  Our Course Manager, Richie Ewan, and his staff have been hand-mowing the Greens and Tees over the off-season, as can be seen in the photograph. This practice alleviates tyre impressions on our surfaces, to which they are vulnerable at this time of year after aeration work and repeated ground frosts. Members and visitors are seeing the […]

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The New 4th Tee

27/01/2016

4th TEE Members and visitors will notice that the 4th Tee has been remodelled increasing the teeing area by some 50%. The burn has been re-opened which bisects the tee giving an improved view. The increased teeing area allows for more challenging tee positions bringing more hazards into play for competition use. Have a look […]


The Professional Golf Association Show

12/01/2016

THE NAIRN GOLF CLUB TO BE SHOWCASED TO THE INDUSTRY’S BIG HITTERS With more than 40,000 industry leaders from 74 countries in attendance, the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Merchandise Show is a global platform on which to showcase the Highlands’ best links courses and leading hotels. Highland Golf Links (HGL) will be in Orlando, Florida, […]


HGL Courses Host Paul Lawrie Winter Series Events

16/11/2015

Yesterday saw the start of a new winter programme for young players being run by the Paul Lawrie Foundation in the Highlands, with the three HGL courses all hosting events in the coming months. This commendable initiative teed off at my own club, Nairn GC, and is aimed at boys and girls aged 18 to […]

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