Royal Dornoch is ranked #1 in Scotland, #5 in the World
We are proudly located on the 1st tee on the Championship Course at Royal Dornoch Golf Club. Indeed, there could be no better retreat for golfers who have journeyed north to the Scottish Highlands on golf’s ultimate pilgrimage.
None of Scotland’s ancient links golf courses evokes quite as much romance as Royal Dornoch, ranked #2 in Scotland, #4 in the World, by Golf Digest.
Legends Old Tom Morris, John Sutherland, James Braid and Donald Ross all perfected their craft here. And no one has captured Royal Dornoch’s essence more accurately than Herbert Warren Wind in his famous 1964 New Yorker article asserting “Dornoch’s fairways are…better than the Old Course, greens are…reminiscent of those at Augusta but smaller, and layout… of the finest resourcefulness.”
The sunlight here is spectacular, as if out of a Cezanne painting. Yet beyond the beauty and the endless days, Royal Dornoch is one of the most thoughtful, strategic and inviting links ever played with virtually no weaknesses, no mean-spiritedness, no uninspired holes and stunning sightlines everywhere.
When you come here in the height of summer and play in the morning, and then journey out to Dunrobin Castle or go fishing, and fall to temptation by playing a second round after dinner, putting-out under natural light on the 18th green at 10.30pm. It is then you will realise you have just had one of life’s truly great experiences.
Royal Dornoch’s 2nd course, The Struie, is also a world-class layout having been ranked number 50 in the United Kingdom and Ireland by Golf Digest in 2011.
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Course Distances and Par: Blue (6748) White (6626) Yellow (6267) Par 70 Red (5940) Green (5359) Par 76