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Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Royal Dornoch Golf Club Golf Road | Dornoch, Dornoch IV25 3LW, Scotland
+44 1862 810219
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Royal Dornoch is the best!

Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Dornoch. First, the course is superb. Challenging. Rewarding of good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Poulsbo, Washington
Struie Course

We golfed the Struie Course at Royal Dornoch as there were no tee times available at the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Designed by Old Tom Morris in 1886, this challenging, historic course has spectacular views of the North Sea and goes almost straight out and straight back, with the angle changing subtly at each hole.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“greens” (31 reviews)
“links course” (28 reviews)
“pro shop” (19 reviews)
Royal Dornoch Golf Club Golf Road | Dornoch, Dornoch IV25 3LW, Scotland
+44 1862 810219
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Dornoch. First, the course is superb. Challenging. Rewarding of good shots. #2 (a par 3) is referred to as "the shortest par 5 on the planet." And it is. The pro shop is efficient and well stocked. The bar and restaurant...More

Thank JPoulsbo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We golfed the Struie Course at Royal Dornoch as there were no tee times available at the championship course. The Struie course should not be overlooked as it is challenging in its own right. One benefit of golfing Struie is it is much less crowded,...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As much as I fancy myself a wordsmith. I found myself at a loss for words in trying to explain the experience we had at Royal Dornoch. Before I left, I came across this review, and after playing, read it again. I felt it perfectly...More

Thank CandCsk
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We are here for a golf trip. Very convenient. Beautiful place. Breakfast is really very good. This was perfect for us.

Thank Miriam W
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic golf course presented in immaculate conditions and super friendly staff. Four hundred years of golf history. Totally worth another visit.

Thank SpanishGolfer
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Home of Donald Ross. A classic out and back links course. It is set along the Dornoch Firth with gorse covered hills providing many inspiring views. It's a remarkably natural setting that takes advantage the breathtaking landscape. The remote location adds to it's charm. Like...More

Thank brent m
Reviewed 7 May 2017

It's easy to see why Royal Dornoch rates as highly as it does on lists of the world's best golf courses. It is challenging, but not unfair and can be played and enjoyed by high handicappers. It is picturesque and ingeniously designed. The staff are...More

Thank Gzowski
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I played twice and both days it was quite windy. The fairways on the course were quite easy and I didn't loose a single ball, but the greens were tough to read. There is a lot of brambles so if your ball does go astray...More

Thank An_Expat_Wife
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We played Royal Dornoch for the second time yesterday. The temperature was 45F and the wind about 20+ mph, so it was testy. This is one of my top 5 courses in the world and it was great again. The views are outstanding as you...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Just had a terrific 4 hours out on the course. I am a high handicapper but although is a hard course it is still exceptionally enjoyable . Playing in the open today allowed competition golf but today was not my day ( putting issues) I...More

Thank Prior28
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Deniece C
Are there golf club Rentals?
22 March 2017|
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Response from rustymcruss | Reviewed this property |
Hi as travelling from Stonehaven to Dornoch which would be long car journey could stone recommend best itinery as was thinking driving up then playing struie then staying over somewhere "recommendations close golf courses be great?"then pkaying Royal Dornoch then travelling home there after. Is the struie recommended or is it worth playing 2 rounds on same day on Royal Dornoch?
29 July 2016|
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Response from Harlyne H |
I would recommend one round on the championship course and play the second round at Brora.