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Royal Dornoch Golf Club

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Address: Royal Dornoch Golf Club Golf Road | Dornoch, Dornoch IV25 3LW, Scotland
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+44 1862 810219

Designed by Old Tom Morris in 1886, this challenging, historic course has...

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.

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The Best in Britain!

Spectacular golf with equally spectacular views make this my number 1 choice for golf in Scotland. It was not as pretentious as most of the other "Royals", even those older... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2015
Morristown, NJ

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Morristown, NJ
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51 reviews
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Reviewed May 26, 2015

Spectacular golf with equally spectacular views make this my number 1 choice for golf in Scotland. It was not as pretentious as most of the other "Royals", even those older than Royal Dornoch. The obvious "con" is the somewhat remoteness of the location. However, Graham and Peter in the Pro Shop helped me when my GPS ("SAT/NAV") seemed to be... More 

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

The course lives up to its reputation and history as a true challenge of golf with amazing views and friendly pro shop and starter staff. Unfortunately the experience was tainted by a frosty reception both before and after our round by the catering who really couldn't give us the time of day.

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Nairn, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This is and always has been one of the best golf courses in the world and it really was a pleasure to play. The wee Struie course is fun and still a challenge but when you stand on the 1st tee of the championship course you knees will knock. A truly fantastic golf course with sublime subtleties, just when you... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2015

From the minute you arrive everything about Royal Dornoch is classy - and not in a stuffy golf club way that might be befitting of somewhere steeped in as much history as this place, but in a down to earth classy way. The golf is a stern a test as you will find anywhere but brings you on a roller... More 

Thank David J
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 2, 2015

To be able to play the Links at Dornoch is a life enhancing experience! From the start of the visit, in the Professional's shop, to meeting the Starter in his Kilt at the first tee, then at the end of the round, to relax in the lovely Clubhouse......it is entirely a pleasure. Every person associated with this Golf Club is... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2015

A true links course that has fantastic views, a variety of holes with some elevation changes and some of the best par 3's I've ever played. All the caddies are also members of the club. This added a lot to our experience because they are not only knowledgeable but also very proud of their club. We satyed at the hotel... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2015

probably the best links golf course in Scotland. The course can be a challenge when the wind blows but the scenic surroundings and amazing variety of fairways and greens make this course a must for any golfer of all handicaps

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had a great round of golf here last weekend even if the sea har did roll in just as we teed off. The club house is very nice and served good food. The Royal Dornoch Hotel next door is very good too, we stayed ther and ate in the reataurant which was very good. The staff were very professional... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic experience Royal Dornoch is. The golf courses are quite simply stunning, with staff who are so helpful and friendly. We also ate in the clubhouse a couple of times and can't praise the staff enough. The food was excellent and a great way to finish the golfing day.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 3, 2015

One of the most stunning golf courses in the world. The small town of Dornoch and surrounding district is also very pretty and it has a good selection of resturants

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