Overview of golf course named Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Dornoch, Scotland

Details

Holes

18

Par

70

Built

1877

Type

Links Course

Architect

Old Tom Morris, George Duncan and John Sutherland

Access

Visitors welcomed

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.

Community

Club members

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Followers

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Golfers who played here

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Reviews

4.7
based on 15 reviews
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8 May
A wonderful golf course by the sea. There are some excellent holes here and you will be tested till the end.
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September 13, 2018
Stunning links course. One of the very best. Worth the distance.
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February 12, 2013
Hosting golf course for the event: Whyte & Mackay
20 Aug 2017
Whyte & Mackay
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Hosting golf course for the event: Carnegie Shield
6 - 12 Aug 2017
Carnegie Shield
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20 Aug 2017
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Hosting golf course for the event: Carnegie Shield
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Hosting golf course for the event: Ladies Open
2 Aug 2017
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