Club Centenary & Achievements
The Club celebrated its Centenary in September 1975 with a week of fundraising events including the crowning of a Golf Queen, the 16 year old Karen Murray of Evanton, by Lord Lovat and the opening of a new clubhouse specially built in 100 days.
Mr David Henderson, Club Captain, paid tribute to the work of Mr G.D. (Dod) Finlayson, a popular club member, who convened the centenary arrangements, and did a power of work, to ensure the success of the project.
Northern Counties Cup
Muir of Ord Golf Club won the prestigious Northern Counties Cup team competition at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in 1986. The winning Muir of Ord team was Steven McIntosh, John R MacKay, Kenny Hutton & Danny MacLean. The following year at Golspie Golf Club the Muir of Ord team of Steven McIntosh, John R MacKay, Kenny Hutton & Sandy Ross retained the Cup. In 2020 the team of Jamie Whittet, Shaun Johnson, Nathan Mackenzie and John Forbes won the Northern Counties Cup at Tain Golf Club and brought the Trophy back to Muir of Ord for the first time since 1987.
2016 Scottish Junior Championship
Senior Member Duncan Bethune accompanied by his team of Juniors, Sam Cowie, Ben Cowie and Robbie MacRae won the Scottish Junior Championship staged at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club during the week of the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart. A great achievement!
2016 Scottish Golf Club of the Year
Great work by our Captain Allan Pollock, our Vice Captain Hamish Milne, Club Manager John Forbes and members of the Council resulted in our most recent highlight of being awarded “Club of the Year, 2016” by Scottish Golf. They put together a submission to Scottish Golf which emphasised the work being carried out, not only by the Council but by all members of the community based, friendly Club. A very proud achievement for our Club, and a spur for achievement to reach even greater heights in the future.
James Braid Highland Golf Trail
In March, 2017 the above Trail was launched at Muir of Ord Golf Club. The initiative by Vice Captain Hamish Milne, brought together seven Clubs in the Highlands which were designed by the renowned designer James Braid. It’s aim was to promote these Clubs to the wider golfing community and already Clubs are seeing the benefit through an increase in visitor numbers.
Compiled by Mr Rif Clarke, Council Member, 2017.
With special thanks to:-
- Neil MacKay & George T. Sutherland for video material & some old photos used
- The late Fraser Gray for papers, believed to be from a booklet he wrote, and to have been entitled “A SNAPSHOT OF MUIR OF ORD GOLF CLUB”
- Ian and Pat Morrison for the 1933 “OFFICIAL HANDBOOK” of the Club, containing details entitled “In The Early Days” written by the late Alexander Fowler and many of the photos used.
- David Henderson for supply of various historical photo’s.
- Harry Ward of www.forgottengreens.com for kindly sharing copies of some of the newspaper articles referenced in the script