The old crofting county of Sutherland is situated in the far northern Highlands of Scotland. It is bordered to the south by the county of Ross-shire and to the north-east by the county of Caithness. With a population of just over 13,000 people living in an area covering 2,300 square miles Sutherland is one of the remotest and sparsely populated, yet beautiful, parts of Scotland. It was the early Viking settlers who came to Caithness that named everything to the south “The Southlands” which is how Sutherland came by its name.
However, despite its location, Sutherland has modern travel and communications connections with the rest of the country. The main A9 trunk road links Sutherland to Inverness and the south, as does the railway line. There are also airports within easy reach at Inverness and Wick. Sutherland is easy to get to and yet once you are here you feel that you are a million miles away from the rest of the world.
The coastline of Sutherland is breathtaking and features many places to visit such as Dunrobin Castle, Dornoch Cathedral, and Highland Stoneware in Lochinver.
Set in some of the most spectacular scenery in Sutherland with Rolling Hills, Purple Heather, Scots pine and views over Loch Migdale. Peter Alliss describes Bonar ”as a mini Gleneagles”.
‘One of my favourite links is Brora on the Moray Firth, where the golfers share a precious piece of territory with a hundred or so woolly sheep. What could epitomise nature better than such a communion’ Peter Thomson, CBE, Open Champion
Recently voted in 2020 by Golf Magazine USA – in its first ever World’s Top 50 / 9 Hole Courses (12th) and in Golf World UK’s Top 100 Courses 2021 in GB and Ireland (65th) – your unforgettable golf journey can now begin.
Royal Dornoch’s Championship Course features to the fore in Golf Monthly’s latest list of the “Top 100 Courses in the UK and Ireland.”
“The Royal Dornoch Struie course is as a great course that can often challenge even the most serious golfer, while giving those with higher handicaps the chance to play a highly respected links course.”