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Wonderful links course

We are a group of 4 couples on a 3 week golf tour of Scotland. Of the courses we have played to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
Truly Magnificent Golf Experience

This is a master history lesson in golf - preserved for over 140 years (400 years since first... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
James M
San Diego, California
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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.
Royal Dornoch Golf Club Golf Road | Dornoch, Dornoch IV25 3LW, Scotland
+44 1862 810219
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We are a group of 4 couples on a 3 week golf tour of Scotland. Of the courses we have played to date, we would rate this as a total golfing experience just under Turnberry, but equal with Royal Troon. It’s a wonderful course with...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a master history lesson in golf - preserved for over 140 years (400 years since first course). Scenic views - tight conditions - including overlap of holes creating situations facing groups playing the other direction. Great pot bunkers - truly how golf has...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Played championship course multiple times on previous trips. This time large amateur championship on it do I played the second course. Pleasantly surprised by it especially since it was raining occasionally. As an older golfer I enjoyed its shorter yardage. Pro shop is very helpful...More

Thank HEC140
Reviewed 1 week ago

Royal Dornoch is one of the finest golf courses in the world. Alistair McKenzie, who designed Augusta National lived here, and studied the course's architecture, which became part of his design philosophy. Dornoch is a classic out and back links course, with a road and...More

Thank Gatorgolfer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Royal Dornoch is a must play. I know people who poo-pooed the course so I was a bit skeptical but they are wrong; Dornoch is a wonderful links course and I will come play it again some day. Hole #2 is one of the hardest...More

Thank kgrotenhuis23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply the very best golf experience. Situated about 50 miles north of Loch Ness this magnificent golf course exemplifies links golf at its finest. The course design is beyond excellent, the scenery magnificent, the course conditions near perfect and the service first class. This is...More

Thank jfrao
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our third Scotland golf trip. And this stop is a priority. When you book St. Andrews, add this to your itinerary. Gorgeous drive across the Highlands. I have to admit I love the green tees they put in for women since our last...More

Thank Ellis_NC_IL
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Had two rounds with my wife last week taking advantage of the twilight rate of £95 after 6pm. We had to prepay when we booked a while ago so it was a bit of a gamble with the weather but both the weather and course...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

What a wonderful place to say. The wind was blowing about 45 miles an hour and the started called it a 'wee bit brisk" My daughter, who was 12 caddied for me. It as a what golf is all about..

Thank Midcourt
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Royal Dornoch is by far the finest course I've played, in Scotland, the US, and elsewhere. The architecture is challenging yet fair, with plenty of room to drive the ball before facing many challenging green complexes. If it wasn't remotely located and if it was...More

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There are several members at Royal Dornoch who are also keen fishermen. Best advice would be to ask the ladies in the administration office who might be able to put you in touch
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