Playing the Course
The town of Dornoch, only 45 miles from Inverness, is steeped in history with human settlement in the area for over 4,000 years. A witch’s stone stands in a local garden by the 18th tee of the Struie course commemorating Scotland’s last “witch” burning. The stone says 1722, but Janet Horne, the alleged witch, was tried and condemned to death in 1727.
The current golf club was established 140 years ago in 1877, and was awarded its royal status in 1906 By King Edward VII. The design of the Championship Course is attributed to Old Tom Morris.
A classic out and back links course, set along the Dornoch Firth with gorse covered hills that provides many inspiring views.
It’s a remarkably natural setting that takes maximum advantage of the breathtaking landscape. The remote location adds to it’s charm.
Like many Scottish courses, Royal Dornoch is tightly connected to the town.
Royal Dornoch, Struie Course
The course originally opened as a twelve hole Ladies course in 1899 and only converted to the present eighteen holes as recently as 1999.
The work of Donald Steel and his design team encapsulates natural Scottish Links golf, with a layout that incorporates many of the unique Dornoch features.
The Royal Dornoch Struie challenges all serious golfers, while giving those with higher handicaps the chance to play a beautiful links course.
Royal Dornoch Club Golf