About the golf
Remarkable Royal Dornoch and Golfing Beyond
Often acclaimed as one of the oldest and most natural links in the world, the golf course at Dornoch is truly one-of-a-kind. The dramatic nature of the setting is also something to behold. To adopt another quote from our golf writing friend**:“The links is bordered by the Dornoch Firth and, for its entire length, by a beautiful sweep of pristine white sand. All around, mountains and hills fill the horizon and create the illusion that you are somehow playing golf on a stage.”
Royal Dornoch’s Championship layout is not the only one to enjoy this setting, for the club has a second 18 holes, The Struie Course – a less demanding but very enjoyable challenge. There are several other first rate courses to savour when staying in the area, including Brora and Golspie to the north, Tain and Fortrose & Rosemarkie to the south and, as a special treat, you might try to arrange a game at nearby Skibo Castle. If you are travelling south, beyond Inverness, both Nairn and Castle Stuart are exceptional, while if you journey northwards towards John O’Groats, there are good courses at Wick and Reay and a magnificently appointed links at Durness.