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Award winning luxury accommodation & fine dining with the charm, grace and elegance of the world's finest small hotels, adjacent to the 1st tee at Royal Dornoch Golf Club

#1 Golf Hotel in the Highlands - The Scottish Hotel Awards 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018

#1 Luxury Hotel in the Highlands - The Scottish Hotel Awards 2015, 2016 & 2017

Golf Digest 18 Coolest Places to Stay - 2017

TripAdvisor 2015 #7 Luxury Hotel in United Kingdom

Golspie Golf Club - A hidden yet brilliant James Braid Classic - The perfect compliment to Royal Dornoch

Golspie Golf Club is located just 9 miles north of Links House, beautifully set along the stunning beaches of the Dornoch Firth. Initially founded in 1889 as the Sutherland Golfing Society, by The Marquis of Stafford from nearby Dunrobin Castle, Golspie Golf Club was then enhanced by Royal Dornoch's long-time, renowned Secretary John Sutherland. In 1925 James Braid provided a brilliant design for the course including the expansion of the course to 18 holes. The course is essentially unchanged since. Golspie's seaside position under the watchful eye of Ben Bhraggie, the massive statue of George Levenson-Gower, the 1st Duke of Sutherland, is an ideal locale for a links course. Further, no visitor to the Highlands should depart without an introduction to the complicated socio-economic history associated with the Highland Clearances. Like Brora, Golspie is in the North Berwick, Prestwick vernacular of historic links, yet Golspie rightfully boasts the finest greens in the Highlands.

Golspie proudly asserts the "finest greens in the Highlands"

Golspie's layout begins like Royal Dornoch with an inviting 1st hole Backies designed to welcome the visitor followed by brilliant, highly strategic 2nd, par-3 Kirk. It's next 3 holes (Shore, Gully, Sahara) run south along the Dornoch Firth's beautiful beaches, offering tremendous undulated fairways and exceptional green complexes. #6 Saucer and its back-9 sister #16, Cairngorms named after the snow-capped mountains 100 miles south viewable on the clearest of days, are among the finest par-3's in all of Scotland. Fleet, Golspie's 7th is highly reminiscent of Royal Dornoch's #16, High Hole. Interestingly, Golspie's holes #8 through #12 almost feel heathland but let that not distract as they are wonderfully strategic. The final 3 holes at Golspie, including sequential par-3's are simply tremendous. #16 Cairngorms is a brilliant 175-yard par-3 to a vexingly complicated split-level green which is followed by the huge 211 yard #17 Sahara Back. Finally, #18 Drum Brae is arguably the most difficult par-4 on the links.

Together with Brora Golf Club, Golspie Golf Club is the perfect compliment to Royal Dornoch. When combined with Carnegie Links and Castle Stuart, these courses represent the finest collection of proximate courses in Scotland or Ireland. This proximity affords a more relaxed and genuine Scottish golfing experience than driving to-and-fro fro course to course.

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