Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Golf Rd
Dornoch, V3 IV25 3LW, United Kingdom

+44 186.281.0219
The Championship Course here is one of the most famous links courses in the world; it is generally ranked among the top five courses in the world outside the United States. For example, five-time Open champion Tom Watson arrived at this course one day to play eighteen holes, but ended up playing 54 holes and later said, "it's the most fun I've ever had on a golf course!"

The club at Royal Dornoch formed in 1877, with Old Tom Morris formally designing a layout in 1886. During World War II, four holes were lost to a temporary aerodrome; George Duncan designed four new holes to replace them, as well as the first nine of what was then-known as the "Ladies' Course." That course is now the "Struie Course" and is a full 18 holes. A three-hole "Academy" practice course, a large practice range, and a putting green with sand bunker are also available.

Visitors are welcome via advance reservations Sunday to Friday, and then on Saturdays normally after 2:00 p.m. (3:00 p.m. during July and August). Carts/buggies are available to golfers with a medical certificate at £25.

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General Manager:Neil Hampton
Superintendent:Eoin Riddell
Guest Policy:open
Dress Code:Collared Shirt (No Denim)
Season Start:Year-round, weather permitting
Reserved Tee Times:Online & Phone
Pro Shop :yes
Driving Range:Grass hitting surface
Short Game Practice:yes with sand bunker

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Recent Reviews

  DrStephenLTaylor - 5/23/21
This was a 65th birthday treat. Pricey but a fabulous course in tip top condition. Locals friendly but the town lacking in hospitality and a bit dour.
However, I was not impressed by only the Saltire being flown alongside the Eu flag. The Union Jack nowhere to be seen - so just Dornoch then, not Royal Dornoch.
  holdfast1969 - 7/16/20
Earns it's place amongst the best in the world!
  iaingbenson - 7/15/15
Five stars all round. Well worth more than one visit.
  Alex85 - 10/2/13
Absolutely fantastic in every way.
  Gaz45 - 6/9/13
Its not cheap but wow what a place, course brilliant and views breath taking. Par 3s tough but really enjoyed whole experience, definitely in my top 5 with Turnbury, Muirfield, Tralee & Pawthcawl.
  Bignose - 9/4/11
If there's anywhere to inspire you to put club to ball, this is it. Well worth the joureny north
  proscan81 - 8/27/11
My favorite Links course by far!
  Little_Italy_Golfer - 8/11/11
All I can say is 'WOW'. This course rivals Pebble Beach in views and scenary. The course is a fantastic track and would be on the British Open rota if it was not so remote. I played Carnoustie the day before and the price difference was $75 cheaper and a much better overall experience. Personally this was a Top 5 golf experience for me; well worth the drive.
  Chelstser - 7/5/16
  YvGof - 6/10/14
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