Royal Dornoch

Royal Dornoch Golf Club, north east Scotland
Length6514 yards
Par/SSS70/73
Cost££££

Royal Dornoch Golf Club enjoys a wonderful setting - alongside the seashore with a white sandy beach separating the golfing links from the Dornoch Firth. The Dornoch Championship course is classic links golf with the first eight holes of the course following the natural contours of the old dunes.

It is not enough here to simply keep the ball on the fairway, inviting as they may look. This is a golf course where thought is required. It is an enjoyable course for the average player, and offers an interesting challenge for the more expert golfer. Royal Dornoch might seem a pretty straightforward out-and-back layout but many of the greens are built on natural raised plateaux so approach shots need to be played with care.

The par 4 14th, known as 'Foxy' is considered to be the course signature hole and is actually the only hole on the course not to feature any bunkers.

The raised dome greens which feature on the Dornoch Championship golf course became one of the trademarks of golf architect Donald Ross. Ross was born in Dornoch in 1872 and was one time professional and 'keeper of the green' at the club. Ross went on to design many golf courses in the United States, including Pinehurst No. 2.

There is also a second golf course at Royal Dornoch, the Struie, which was recently extended to offer an alternative quality 18 hole golfing challenge. The Struie is a par 72 course, measuring 6276 yards and can be a challenging course on which to play to handicap.

Together, the Struie and the Dornoch championship course, offer a scenic and challenging day of golf as part of a golfing tour to the north of Scotland.

Website - www.royaldornoch.com

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