Royal Dornoch

Inverness, Scotland
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  • Links Style
  • Founded in 1877
  • Designed by Old Tom Morris
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  • White Tees
  • Par 70
  • SSS 70
  • 6514 Yards
  • Yellow Tees
  • Par 70
  • SSS 702
  • 6229 Yards
  • Red Tees
  • Par 76
  • SSS 76
  • 5956 Yards
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    It's thought that golf has been played at the links as early as the 16th century, making Royal Dornoch officially the third oldest course in the world. This course is beautifully nestled in the Scottish Highlands offering breathtaking views over Dornoch Bay. It was designed originally by Old Tom Morris in 1891 with John Sutherland and George Duncan making successive and substantial changes in future years.

    Royal Dornoch is of a quality you would expect of a links that has the standard Dornoch is unique among the great links of Scotland in that it has never hosted the British Open. This however, is not a reflection of its quality; this is because of Dornoch's remote location.

    Universally rated as being in the world's top 20 golf courses, this outstanding links is a championship course of the highest order and encapsulates everything a golfer seeks in the most satisfying of rounds. It provides a beautiful setting, and a tough but fair test of skill with fast, tricky greens. One of the keys to unlocking a good score here is finding the right position on the fairway leaving you the opportunity to reach the pins on these tricky sloping greens.

    At 6,514 yards, it is not long by modern standards but you have to think your way around the bunkers, sand hills, hummocks, knolls and swales that can punish the unfortunate shot. If you do manage to get your ball on the green, then you will undoubtedly faced with a putt that will have to take account of a range of subtle contours.

    However remote it may be though, this links is a must play course on any golfing trip to Scotland. It is widely regarded as the most natural links course in the world and blends perfectly with its landscape. It is golf in its purest form with natural hazards and is surely one to visit.

    Contact Details
  • Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Golf Road,Dornoch IV25 3LW, Sutherland,Scotland
  • +44 (0)1862 810219 Ext.185
  • RoyalDornoch.com
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  • Weekday Green Fees
  • £78 Per Round Peak Season
  • £52 Per Round Off Season
  • Weekend Green Fees
  • £78 Per Round Peak Season
  • £52 Per Round Off Season
  • Day Rates
  • Not Avaliable
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  • Discount Vouchers Accepted
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  • Advanced Booking Required
  • Visitors Welcome
  • Visitors to be Accompanied by a Member
  • Handicap Certificate Required
  • Handicap Maximum: Men 24/Women 36
  • Dress code: Normal golfing attire
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  • Societies Welcome
  • Days Open to Visitors:
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  • Club Facilities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bar Snacks
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Club Bar
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  • Weddings
  • Tennis Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
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  • Trolley Hire
  • Electric Trolley Hire
  • Buggy Hire
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  • Caddies
  • Tuition
  • Video Tuition
  • Driving Range
  • Floodlit Driving Range
  • Practise Putting Green
  • Short Game Area

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