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Royal Dornoch Golf Club

(14 reviews)

Dornoch, Scotland


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Although it is located North of the usual centres of golf in Scotland, Royal Dornoch has a devoted following, including Ben Crenshaw and Tom Watson, who made sure to get in a couple rounds here whenever they came to the country for the Open Championship. Students of golf in the US revere the club for having launched Donald Ross on the career that had such an influence on American course design; Ross was the professional and greenkeeper at Royal Dornoch in the late 1800's. There is evidence for golf at Royal Dornoch as early as the 1600s, though it wasn't until 1886 that the first eighteen were clearly laid out by Old Tom Morris. Elevated, "plateau" greens are one of the course's defining features, which Ross later made famous with his design of Pinehurst #2.

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Total of 14 reviews for Royal Dornoch Golf Club

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Mark Purdy

8 Hcp1 course played

Simply stunning - links golf at its best - a long journey but definitely worth it.


Favorite course in the world!


Deserves its regular U.K. Top 10 rating spot. Always a pleasure to play and an absolute privilege to be a member. Great second course in the Struie too although the main course has the undeniable...


The best course in Scotland! Worth the long trip up there. True links experience the old way. Memorable!!


Magical... Played in November and the Weather was incredible. Something to do with the position of it means they get less rain than a lot of other places. The course was so pure i didn't even feel...


This is the easiest review I'll ever do the best way to describe Dornoch is "The Real Deal" true links golf, links golf at its purest . Comfortably , comfortably good enough for an "Open" if the...

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Callum Paterson

5 Hcp16 courses played
(Very good)

Very tough track, the wind was up and it was pouring with rain, despite this the course was in great condition with some fantastic holes throughout. Well worth a visit.


thought it was overrated. Full of american tourists playing slow not very good golf. Nice to be on the seaside but still very much out and back. Too many blind shots to appreciate it without having...


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12 Feb 2013