Links House at Royal Dornoch, Golf Road, Dornoch, Scotland, IV25 3LW
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Exceptional Local Links Courses

Exceptional Local Links Courses

In addition to Royal Dornoch's 2 links courses, there are another 6 of Scotland's finest seaside links courses just minutes away. And soon nearby, Coul Links, a Mike Keiser and CooreCrenshaw masterpiece.

 

Brora Golf Club

Brora Golf Club is located a short 20-minute drive north of Links House. Founded in 1891, with an initial nine-hole layout designed by Old Tom Morris, Brora was revised at the turn of the century to an 18-hole layout by John Sutherland, the legendary Secretary at Royal Dornoch. In 1924 James Braid (five-time Open Champion) was invited to review the Brora layout and his suggested changes remain largely unaltered to this day. Brora, like nearby Golspie, is in the North Berwick, Prestwick vernacular of wonderful, historic seaside links.

Five-time Open champion Peter Thomson stated Brora was “the best traditional links course in the world, and certainly Braids finest”.

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Tain Golf Club – An Old Tom Morris Classic

Tain Golf Club is nine miles south of Links House in the quaint Royal Burgh of Tain. Old Tom Morris designed the initial 15-hole layout in 1890. However, in 1911, Royal Dornoch Secretary and Tain Member, John Sutherland expanded it to 18 holes. As testament to Old Tom Morris’s insightful green sculpting, Sutherland left unaltered eleven of Morris initial green complexes, which are still in use today. Like Brora and in classic Highland understatement, Tain is referred to as a “traditional” links course meaning it has an agrarian, no-frills approach. These courses are particularly well suited for the dominant game played in Scotland, match play.

Tain’s location is an ideal setting with simply stunning views out over the Dornoch Firth. Travel to Tain requires a drive through Scotland’s oldest Royal Burgh first granted royal charter in 1066 and home to the famous Glenmorangie distillery, opened the same year Links House was built 1843.

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Golspie Golf Club – A Brilliant James Braid Classic

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. Like Brora, Golspie is in the North Berwick, Prestwick vernacular of historic links, yet Golspie rightfully boasts the finest greens in the Highlands.

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Brilliant Walker and Curtis Cup Venue

The Nairn Golf Club is located just one hour’s drive from Links House along the beautiful Moray Firth with expansive views our over The Black Isle and Easter Ross. Founded in 1887, Nairn began with an initial design by Archie Simpson from Royal Aberdeen and subsequently enhanced by Old Tom Morris. Twenty years on, the five times Open Champion James Braid (and the first to break 70 here with a 69 in 1901) altered tees, bunkers and recreated new greens of singular subtlety. Additional enhancements were provided over the years by Ben Sayers of North Berwick, Braid again and C. K. Cotton.

Nair Golf Club – Archie Simpson, Old Tom Morris and James Braid

Nairn’s layout is in classic links 9-out, 9-in fashion. However, with few of the large dunes common to other Highland Classics, the sea dominates play. Braid’s efforts complemented already narrow fairways and razor sharp greens. In fact, the Club is fond of boasting theirs are the fastest in the Highlands. The Nairn Golf Club has been ranked No. 9 in the list of the Top 100 Courses in Scotland. It has hosted a number of important championships and events including the 1999 Walker Cup played reminiscently to the riveting 2012 Ryder Cup, with the Americans taking a early lead after day one of 7-5, after which Great Britain and Ireland rallied to destroy the Americans 15-9. Nairn has also hosted the 1994 British Amateur, numerous Scottish Amateurs for both Men and Ladies and the Curtis Cup in 2012.

LINKS GOLF IN THE HIGHLANDS

The Greatest Stretch of Seaside Links Courses in the World

Links House at Royal Dornoch

We are proudly located on the 1st tee of Royal Dornoch with another 5 of Scotland's finest seaside links courses just minutes away.

Brora Golf Club

Brora Golf Club is located a short 20 minute drive north of Links House. Founded in 1891, with an initial nine-hole layout designed by Old Tom Morris, Brora was revised at the turn of the century to an 18-hole layout by John Sutherland, the legendary Secretary at Royal Dornoch.

Golspie Golf Club

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

Nairn Golf Club

Nairn Golf Club - Brilliant Walker and Curtis Cup Venue

Royal Dornoch

Royal Dornoch is ranked #1 in Scotland, #2 in the World

Tain Golf Club

Tain Golf Club - An Old Tom Morris Classic

Castle Stuart Golf Links

Castle Stuart Home of the Scottish Open

The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle

The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle - Exclusive and Special

Coul Links

New Links Golf Course Being Evaluated at Coul Links, Scotland