The King of the Royals – Royal Dornoch

Royal Dornoch is typically in the top 15 of world rankings. Designed by Old Tom Morris it has unique links-land features that create a magical golfing experience. You play over a classic links golf course that borders the North Sea and you will be awed by the wild magnificence of sea, sky, mountains and ancient, grass-covered dunes. Because of it is remoteness it is relatively un-crowded.

Royal Dornoch Golf Club is breathtaking. It seems to mesmerise amateur and professional golfers from all over the world and many make the pilgrimage to these natural links at some point in their golf life. There are written records showing that golf was played at Dornoch in 1616, long before its first nine-hole golf club was founded in 1877. This makes Dornoch the world’s third oldest golf course. Old Tom Morris “updated” the original nine holes in 1886, and came back three years later and extended the course to 18 holes.

It’s the timeless setting that makes Royal Dornoch such a pleasing place to play golf. It’s wild, isolated and, at the same time, absolutely beautiful; there’s the blaze of colour in early summer when the gorse is in flower. The pure white sandy beach divides the links from the Dornoch Firth which makes it all feels very humbling.

When we have played the course you get the feeling of being where the “spirit of golf” may live! Why not come and feel it for yourself. Take a look at one of our tours taking in Royal Dornoch by clicking here.

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