For those who make the trip to The Highlands get to experience some of Scotland’s most naturally appealing courses, and ones that tend to come without a shred of pretension. A shining example is Tain.
Most who visit this part of the world invariably have Royal Dornoch in their sights, and rightly so, yet miss the opportunity to play at likes of Tain, Brora and Golspie while you are here and your golfing education will be so much the poorer. Tain is a course that is hard to categorise. In part links, elsewhere it has a distinctly inland feel, especially at the beginning and end.
Generally speaking, the fairways are lined by whins, a sea of yellow in the late spring, and this can lend a claustrophobic feel to driving. Yet there is invariably more room than you realise, and gaps between the bushes mean that a ball thought lost can often be found, if not easily played.