Another magnificent experience. Loved the souvenir cover, planner and bag tag on arrival. Practice facilities were ok, nets for warm ups and a very large putting green that you could also chip to. First tee feels special, great photo opportunity. This course was extremely busy but, due to the layout, rarely saw the group in front or behind. Traditional 9 out, 9 back links with great holes and fantastic views. If you’re in the area you must play this course. The aprés golf hospitality was great. Drink and food were very reasonable, views from the clubhouse magnificent.
Reasons to Visit Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Royal Dornoch is ranked 12th in the world in the Top 100 Courses
The worlds 3rd oldest golf course, originally a 9 hole layout which opened in 1877
Old Tom Morris extended the course to become 18 holes, but Donald Ross gave the course its signature domed greens
Royal Dornoch Golf Club is undoubtedly a member of the exclusive band of legendary links courses that enthusiasts flock to Scotland for. The Championship Course is ranked inside the country's top ten and has had Royal status for over a century.
The town of Dornoch is steeped in history and there is evidence of golf being played here over two Centuries before the club was founded in 1877. Old Tom Morris extended the course to 18 holes in 1889 with John H Taylor making a few changes to Old Tom's layout a few years later.
After the Second World War the Championship course was split in two and incorporated into the Ladies Course to create the Struie with George Duncan adding some extra holes to create the Royal Dornoch Championship links we see today.
Royal Dornoch provides links golf as it should be, accompanied with stunning views across the Dornoch Firth, a must play course on any tour of the Scottish Highlands.