The Nairn Golf Club, one of the jewels of Scotland’s links golf, will host the Curtis Cup in 2012, the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the club that lies on the southern shore of the Moray Firth.
This will mark the 37th playing of the biennial contest between Great Britain & Ireland and the United States of America for the simple silver trophy, gifted in 1932 by sisters Margaret and Harriot Curtis, ‘to stimulate friendly rivalry among the women golfers of many lands’. This sentiment is likely to be proved true when the best women golfers on both sides of the Atlantic meet in friendly competition at the most northerly venue yet.
Not that the club’s northern location has been a deterrent to Nairn hosting an impressive tally of top line tournaments, for after the 15 mile stretch of railway line from Inverness to Nairn was opened in 1855, and The Nairn Golf Club was formed in 1887, golfers from all corners of the world have been making tracks for the town.
The Walker Cup of 1999, Scottish Amateur Championships, Northern Professional Opens, European Championships and several British and Scottish ladies’ tournaments, have all been played over the links at Nairn which are rightly reputed to have the finest greens in Scotland.