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In Their Words ...........
Royal Dornoch is spellbinding and many golfers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to this natural links at some point in their lives. It is often quoted as one of the must-play courses. It's the timeless setting that makes Royal Dornoch such a pleasing place to play golf. It's wild, isolated and, at the same time, absolutely beautiful; there's the blaze of colour in early summer when the gorse is in flower. The pure white sandy beach divides the links from the Dornoch Firth and it all feels very humbling. Formed in 1877, Royal Dornoch means exceptional standards and we always aim to exceed the expectations of our frequent visitors and loyal members. However, we aim to do this in a relaxed, informal environment, with an emphasis on traditional highland hospitality.
Royal Dornoch Championship Course ranked No.6 in the world and No.1 in Scotland by Golf Digest 2014. The par of 70 is evenly distributed over the two halves each having two par threes, a par five and six par fours. The first eight holes follow the ridge and the remaining ten holes played in the opposite direction are bounded, except the 17th and 18th on the left by the sandy beaches of the firth. If the wind blows the course will demand more from the player especially the par four finishing hole where a par can be considered a birdie. Old Tom Morris was the architect responsible for extending the original 9 holes layout to 18 holes in 1866. He introduced the plateau greens which are the soul of the course, their uniqueness lies in their size and their inverted saucer shapes.
Struie Course ranked No.50 in the best links courses of UK & Ireland by Golf Digest 2011. The course originally opened as a 12 hole Ladies course in 1899 and opened to the present 18 holes in 1999. The work of Donald Steel and his design team back in the 1990s encapsulates natural Scottish Links golf, working with the natural landscape, local plant and wildlife, the layout incorporates many of the unique Dornoch features. Eoin Riddell and he ground staff team have worked hard at developing the course and to be the kind of course you can play every day and not get tired of. The Royal Dornoch Struie course is as a great course that can often challenge even the most serious golfer, while giving those with higher handicaps the chance to play a highly respected links course.
Royal Dornoch offers both informal and formal dining, the bar area and dining room overlook the 1st Tee and have spectacular views over the Dornoch Firth. Our stunning Halfway House is situated behind the ninth green, with views of the Royal Dornoch Championship Course and the Dornoch Firth; provides a break to value the setting and the natural beauty of the traditional links course. It is an ideal pick up a snack and refreshment to gather yourself for the challenge of the back 9.
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Essential Information at a glance, for YourGolfDay
- Coursetype: Two Links Courses the Championship and Struie
- Number Of Holes: Both courses are 18 Holes
- Yardage: Championship 6596 yds, Struie 6192 yds
- Par: Championship 70, Struie 71
- Bar/Restaurant: Yes
- Drinks/Snacks: Yes
- Changing Facilities: Yes
- Shower Facilities: Yes
- Pro-Shop: Fully stocked with all the golfing essentials
- Golf Club Hire: Fully stocked with all the golfing essentials
- Buggy Hire: Buggies are available to hire but there are restrictions on use, only available for medical reasons. A medical certificate and driving licence are required. Caddies are available and requests should be made through the Office ahead of arrival. Caddies cannot be guaranteed but every effort is made to satisfy all requests
- Trolley Hire: Pull and Electric trolleys are available to hire
- Practice Area: Practice chipping, pitching and bunker area
- Putting Practice: Large putting green next to first tee
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