A comprehensive listing of all the member golf courses in the Highlands
|May to September||£110|
Royal Dornoch is spellbinding and many golfers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to this natural links at some point in their lives. The 6700-yard 18-hole par 70 links has just been ranked No.4 in GB&I and No. 16 in the World rankings of the best 100 courses.
Itís the timeless setting that makes Royal Dornoch such a pleasing place to play golf. Itís wild, isolated and, at the same time, absolutely beautiful; thereís 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 and it all feels very humbling.
Ostensibly the course itself is pretty straightforward: itís an out-and-back layout. Many of the greens, though, are built on natural raised plateau making approach play especially challenging. Itís the raised domed greens that became the trademark of Dornochís most famous son, Donald Ross. Born in 1872, Ross became the clubís head green-keeper and professional. He later emigrated to the States and became one of the greatest golf course architects of all time. Many of his designs, most notably Pinehurst No.2, bear the hallmark of Royal Dornochís greens.
|Twighlight golf (after 6pm)||May - September||£60|