There has been some conversation recently on local social media about the putting green. It was suggested that all of the flags and arrows are not always put out. All part of a general concern expressed about the state of amenities that both tourists and locals use. Obviously Nairn residents and many others with a connection with the town are concerned for the future of the putting green now that the kiosk has been put on the market.
You can still use the putting green though and to do that you simply have to stroll along to the swimming pool. In the light of recent discussions on-line we decided to ask Highland Highlife (the arm's length organisation that run the facility for the Council) what the latest situation was. The local leisure and facilities manager, Steven Clelland, was quick to respond and this is what he told the Gurn:
"Thank you for your enquiry regarding the Putting Green at Nairn Links. To provide clarity on the issues you raised, now that the summer season has arrived the flags for the putting green will go out at 10am and will be taken back in at 9pm Monday to Friday. On Saturday & Sunday the flags will go out as normal at 10am but come in earlier at 5pm on a Saturday and 4pm on a Sunday. This is due to the weekend operating hours at Nairn Leisure Centre. Earlier on in the year the flags were taken in at 5pm each day due to the darker nights but this now changes for the Summer months. Please be aware that the operation of the putting green is subject to the weather and the flags will not be put out if it is deemed adverse weather conditions which could damage the putting green area. We currently advertise the putting green on the High Life Highland website and we are in the process of displaying new posters to promote the putting green in the beach display boards now that the summer season has arrived."
Nairn's putting green - open for use, why not give it a go? - rediscover or acquaint yourself with one of Nairn's traditional seaside amenities.