Many golfers from all over the world make the journey to the Royal Dornoch Golf Club at some point in their lives to experience the natural beauty of the links course. It’s the setting that makes Royal Dornoch such a pleasing place to play golf, the wild, isolated but yet absolutely beautiful location make it a very humbling place to play golf.
Formed in 1877, Dornoch has been a Royal club for over 100 years, and a royal title means exceptional standards aiming always to exceed the expectations of those who play the course. Sloping easily towards the east coast where the North Sea has been built up great stretches of sand as an addition to the coastline. The course itself is straightforward, it’s an out-and-back layout with many of the greens built on natural raised plateaus making approach play especially challenging. The course provides a stiff but fair test of golf and rewards golfers who are on the top of their game. While visitors rarely use the championship layout, the regular 6,514 yard layout is more than a match for most players.
The course is consistently rated in the top twenty of the world’s top 100 courses and has previously been awarded Golf Tourism Scotland “Course of the Year”, not surprising with the large greens and mould of traditional links going straight out and back, with the angle changing subtly on each hole for the perfect challenge. Leaving little hidden on the course, it requires a golfer playing at their best to see it all and adjust their strategy.