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“It's all true”

Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Dornoch
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Berks, UK
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53 reviews
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“It's all true”
Reviewed May 5, 2011

I'm lucky enough to have a holiday home in Dornoch, so I play the championship course whenever I come up. The reviews below say it all.

Just a few things to add.
Firstly, the Dornoch Firth has it's own micro climate which sometimes means that you can be playing golf in sunshine while it's raining on the hills around.
Secondly, the club runs an open competition, the Carnegie Shield, in the second week of August which gives visitors the opportunity to play at least 2 rounds off the medal tees for an entry fee that is close to the usual cost for 1 round.
Finally, sitting in the clubhouse after a round, having drink or a bit to eat (very good food at reasonable prices) in the evening over looking the Firth is a wonderful experience ... regardless of how you've played.

Have fun.

Visited April 2011
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mumbai
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“Breathtaking golfcourse with a great view of the sea as well”
Reviewed September 17, 2010

Royal Dornoch golf club is really picturesque and a great course to play golf on. It also has a wonderful clubhouse that overlooks the greens and serves some really great food and beverage and that too in a great ambience. This place is really a must visit.

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Nitten
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“Pitch & Putt Course :-)”
Reviewed September 7, 2010

or should that be putt, putt & putt ! Played it last Friday (& the Struie on the Sunday) with friends from the L & B police and a members from Tain (thanx for the hospitality - Craig W, Allan R, Euan & Donald S and all the Tain members too that I didn't play with). First nine holes are into the wind and the next 9 are with the wind (like North Berwick West), it was a slight breeze but would have a nightmare if it got windy !!. Clubhouse is not pretentios and you can walk in with your spikes and food not very pricey either....Both courses in excellent condition

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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Great links golf course”
Reviewed August 27, 2010

Amazing course, tough climate...
Better bring your best game with you...

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Bangkok, Thailand
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“The Northern Gem”
Reviewed August 26, 2010

The Royal Dornoch is a delightful course. I played it in probably perfect conditions - warm, with a slight breeze and a clear, sunny sky. I drove off the first tee into the bunker on the left - curse that pull! And I ended up in another bunker on the short 6th but avoided the sand everywhere else. Lots of bogies, a few pars, a couple of "others" but I loved this course! At 85 quid, it's not so dear and the clubhouse has a great restaurant and a very friendly staff. This ranks as one of the best courses I have ever played.

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