Tain itself is well worth a visit and is an excellent centre to stay whether you intend exploring Easter Ross with its delightful Seaboard villages of Balintore, Hilton and Portmahomack or further afield the Northern Highlands - you can visit Loch Ness or John O'Groats and can be back for dinner in one day.
Tain is the oldest Royal Burgh in Scotland, the rights of sanctuary being confirmed by Malcolm Canmore in 1066. The Museum and the medieval St. Duthus Collegiate Church are well worth a visit and Tain Through Time, a dramatic sound and light show will enthral young and old alike.
Apart from the golf course, Tain is famous for Glenmorangie malt whisky and visitors are very welcome to tour the Distillery.
Other local enterprises where visitors are welcome include The Tain Pottery whose stoneware pottery is well used in the clubhouse, Glasstorm, and Highland Fine Cheeses who make Crowdie.
The magnificent Dunrobin Castle at Golspie is open to visitors between April and October, and the Falls of Shin and the Castle of Mey, a short drive away are also well worth a visit.