The Nairn Golf Club set to host 126th Amateur Championship

There will be keen UAE interest when this famed Scottish links hosts the 126th Amateur Championship

By Kent Gray
Old Tom Morris, five-time Open champion James Braid and famed course and equipment designer Ben Sayers all played a role in the sculpting and development of The Nairn Golf Club which is set to host The Amateur from June 14-19. 

With views across the Moray Firth to Black Isle and gorse as menacing a hazard as the wind, the COVID-19 reduced field including Dubai-based England age-group international Josh Hill, are in for an exacting test of golf in a championship where starts in The Open, The U.S. Open and the 2022 Masters will be on the line. The Nairn G.C., in the Highland council area 27km east of Inverness, was founded in 1887, two years after the inaugural Amateur Championship won by Scot Allan Macfie at Royal Liverpool. Englishman John Ball holds the record for most wins with eight while former champions include Bobby Jones, José María Olazábal and Sergio Garcia. nairngolfclub.co.uk

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Kent Gray

Editor of Golf Digest Middle East. Has written about golf since 1989 and owned a suspect short game even longer.

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