Muir of Ord Golf Club

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Great N Rd,
Muir of Ord,
IV6 7SX,
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One of Scotland’s oldest golf courses, “The Muir” dates from 1875 when Alexander MacHardy, Chief Constable of Inverness-shire and a very determined golf enthusiast, was instrumental in finding the means and opportunity of planning out a 9-hole golf course on what was at the time euphemistically described as “a country cattle stance” (literally a mud heap).

Today the renowned Chief Constable is regarded as a pioneer of Golf in the north of Scotland, which was barren of courses until he came along and shared his passion.

By the early 1920s interest in the game had increased the membership significantly, and the nine holes at Muir of Ord were deemed no longer enough. The local peer Lord Lovat – a keen golfer himself – arranged for the Club to be granted land owned by the Department of Agriculture to the west of the railway line on which to add another nine holes.

The next step was to recruit famous course architect, James Braid, who skillfully transformed the hilly piece of land into a sporting nine holes. It took awhile, but in September 1927 the course extension was opened with great ceremony.

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