Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Royal Dornoch Golf Club overview
At Royal Dornoch golfers can expect to find two rugged links courses and a wonderfully friendly welcome. Although a private members club, visitor access is warmly welcomed and is available 7 days a week. Golf has been played in Dornoch for centuries and the Championship Course has been in the upper echelons of golf course rankings for years.
Located 50minutes drive north of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, Royal Dornoch is set in quite a remote setting on the edge of the Dornoch Firth, making it tough to get to but golfers with the time to venture this far north will not be disappointed.
The club has an understated clubhouse overlooking the links, where golfers will find a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and a bar. Practice facilities include a putting/chipping area however the driving range is situated away from the course and requires golfers to use/collect their own balls.
The courses at Royal Dornoch provide traditional links golf of the highest quality in a wonderfully scenic setting on the shores of the Dornoch Firth. The Championship Course at Royal Dornoch is exceptional and consistently ranked as one of the world’s top courses whilst the Struie Course compliments its illustrious neighbor nicely.
Golf courses at Royal Dornoch Golf Club
The Struie Course at Royal Dornoch has undergone lots of upgrades over the years to improve its profile as the secondary course at Royal Dornoch Golf Club and to attract more visitors, enticing the use of day tickets to play both courses. Now golfers will find a challenging golf course that makes great use of the natural features of the land and offers lovely views of the surrounding area, much like the Championship Course.
Founded in 1886 by Old Tom Morris, the Championship Course at Royal Dornoch is the flagship golf course in the North of Scotland and is one of the world’s greatest links, regularly listed near the top end of worldwide golf course rankings. The Dornoch Firth and its beautiful white beaches are accompanied by a narrow strip of dune land rising on two levels, which provide just enough room for parallel fairways and a spectacular course that is one of the most natural you will find anywhere.
Accommodation near Royal Dornoch Golf Club
The Royal Golf Hotel
On the doorstep of Royal Dornoch Golf Club overlooking the first tee and Dornoch Firth. This is a golfer’s paradise set amongst the breath-taking scenery of the Scottish Highlands.
Sandown House B&B, originally a former dairy farm that has been transformed into a luxury Five Star Gold guesthouse, sits just outside of Nairn in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Highlands.
The Ardgowan in St Andrews is a 36-room family-run, 3-star hotel in the center of town. A popular spot for golfers, this hotel is just a short walk from the 1st tee of the famed Old Course.
Situated one mile from downtown Inverness and positioned within 4 acres of beautifully manicured private grounds, sits the excellent Kingsmills Hotel – an upscale 4-star property.