An Annual Celebration of Amateur Golfing Talent

Golf Week

The Stotters - The Mighty Men in Yellow

Tain Golf Week, held each August, has been a favourite on the golfing calendar for many decades, but back in 1966 a new tradition began that turned this event into something rather remarkable.

A group of 12 holidaying golfers who were taking part in Tain’s Golf Week playfully challenged local members to a game. The team of visitors called themselves The Stotters (colloquial Scottish, meaning “totterers”) and took to the course determined to beat 12 members of the Tain Golf Club at their own game.

The match has been repeated every year since during Tain’s Golf Week. 

The original contenders are no longer around to take part, but their descendants keep the tradition going with the same spirit of amicable rivalry.

The Stotters are now a fully-fledged society of golfers who have adopted distinctive yellow shirts – dubbed the mighty men in yellow – and the Fun Greensomes 12 versus 12 match is repeated year after year, with mixed results (although in recent years the Stotters have consistently emerged victorious).

Tain Golf Week Competitions

Everyone – friends of Tain Golf Club old and new – is welcome to join in the Club’s week-long celebration of golf and social activities. The usual line up of competitions for the week is:


Gents 18-hole Open | Seniors

On the first weekend of August the week kicks off on the Saturday with the Gents 18-hole Open, which includes a seniors competition.


Fun Greensomes

On Sunday the day is filled with the Fun Greensomes for all.

Monday - Tuesday

Ladies Stableford Competition

The ladies step up to the tee on Monday and Tuesday with a two-day Stableford competition.

Monday - Thursday

Gents Open

The main event of the week is the Gents 4-day Open (played Monday through Thursday).


Mixed Open

There’s a Mixed Open on Friday for all the family.


Ladies Open

The Tain Ladies Open takes place on the Saturday.

Our Sponsors

All the Golf Week competitions are generously sponsored by local businesses in Tain and the surrounding area, and efficiently run by the experienced Tain Golf Club Management Committee.

Food and Refreshments

It’s a great golfing week with a strong social component centred on the Old Tom Morris Bar and Restaurant, which offers all-day catering and liquid refreshment.

Join Our Golf Week

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Booking for Tain Golf Week

Advance online booking for tee times with safe, secure payment through WorldPay is available for any of the open competitions included in Tain Golf Week.

Please arrive at least ten minutes before your tee-off time and check in at the Pro Shop. 

Buggies, trolleys and the services of a caddy can be arranged via the Shop if required, but bear in mind that availability is limited at busy times like Golf Week.

We look forward to our next annual Open extravaganza of golf, which has become a “must” on many a golfer’s calendar.

Become a member

Becoming a member of Tain Golf Club is a straightforward process, and entitles you to all sorts of discounts at local businesses, as well as reciprocal arrangements with other local golf clubs (including Royal Dornoch).

Go Pro

There is a well-stocked pro shop on site, where you can meet our helpful resident PGA Golf professional who is always happy to “talk Tain” and guide you through the trickier parts of the course.

Tain Golf Club Hospitality

Our friendly, sociable clubhouse is at the disposal of members and visitors with Old Tom’s Restaurant, bar and lounge providing a comfortable venue for pre- and post-game get togethers, with a highly rated menu.

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