Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Highlands is a 36 hole course with the 18 hole, par 70 (6711 yard) Championship & 18 hole, par 71 (6265 yard) Struie Course. A private, links golf course established in 1877

Contact Information

Golf Road, Dornoch, Highlands, IV25 3LW United Kingdom

Tel: 01862 810219 Ext 185

Golf Pro: Andrew Skinner | Tel: 01862 810219 ext 7 or 01862 811924

Website: http://www.royaldornoch.com
 

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Course Information:
36 holes | Par Championship 70; Struie71 | Championship 6711; Struie 6265 yards | Private | Links

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Handicap required

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Royal Dornoch Golf Club Reviews & Information


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  4.88

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 30
Average Ratings
4.67 ... Overall Rating
4.66 ... The Course
4.80 ... Course Cond.
4.07 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.10 ... VFM
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3.80 ... Pace of play
4.40 ... Hospitality.
3.80 ... Prac. Facil.
3.80 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

30 ratings & 24 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 88 out of 2027.

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What the club says: Formed in 1877, Dornoch has now been a Royal club for over 100 years! It is not just the Championship course that presents golfers with the challenges of links-land. Our second 18 hole course the Struie is enjoyable and entertaining for the whole family at a modest green fee, and it can also test the lower handicap player.


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Reviewed Sep 25 2018 by James H - rated 5 out of 5

Best in the UK.

Royal Dornoch ( Championship Course ) is a Must Play if your a true golfer.
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Reviewed Jun 21 2018 by Glasgow - rated 5 out of 5

George M.

Classic traditional links course, which merits it's high ranking as one of the best in the UK. Great layout and variation of holes, which test every aspect of your game - especially in the wind! Course setting is impressive, and staff gave us a friendly welcome.
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Reviewed May 22 2018 by Keith E - rated 5 out of 5

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Amazing golf course with great views, a real test of golf even on a calm day.Well worth the lengthy travel to get there.

(Round played: Mar 2018 - Score: 83 Handicap: 5.7)
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Reviewed Oct 17 2017 by Duncan S - rated 5 out of 5
Great course although the ground was very wet. Huge greens with lots of subtle slopes.

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 79 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 8 2017 by Tom M - rated 5 out of 5
This is simply the best golf course I have ever played. Every hole is different and challenging in it's own right. Beautiful setting on the Scottish Coast and event though we battled through heavy rain through the front nine it cleared for the back nine and was simply stunning. I would strongly recommend playing this course.

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 91 Handicap: 16.6)
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Reviewed Apr 5 2017 by Skip/ Coral Springs - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Mar 23 2017 by Mark S - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Nov 14 2016 by Emma V - rated 5 out of 5

Lovely course and clubhouse. Very windy when we played, with odd showers, which made the greens lightning fast but really enjoyable round. Would thoroughly recommend

(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 102 Handicap: 13.2)
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Reviewed Oct 26 2016 by Alan B - rated 5 out of 5
Royal Dornoch is on almost every top 10 list of the world's golf course that you can find. Well worth experiencing.

(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 99 Handicap: 18)
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Reviewed Jun 6 2016 by Alistair W - rated 5 out of 5

Stunning, no other words, probably my favourite ever!

(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 86 Handicap: 12.3)
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Reviewed Sep 4 2015 by John H - rated 3 out of 5

Too much public access all through course, not sure it's worth the 4 hour drive
(Round played: Aug 2015 - Score: 92 Handicap: 18.7)
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Reviewed Aug 15 2015 by Clive / Bristol - rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic course, not a bad hole on it, and in great condition. The views of the course and surrounding areas are stunning. I've played most of Scotland's top courses and this is the best in my opinion.

Be warned however, it is a difficult course, especially when the wind blows, some of the rough is evil and there's plenty of gorse about to eat up those bad shots. If you're new to the game or a bit wayward, you could easily rack up a massive score and empty your bag of balls.

Although it shouldn't put you off from visiting, the clubhouse isn't great to be honest. It's not comparable with other top venues and although it's reasonably priced and the food is of a good standard, It's too small with too many tables squeezed in to the bar/restaurant. The service is friendly but it can be a little chaotic. When I was there the poor waitresses were running around all over the place and two of them fell over chairs, almost on to their faces. Also on one occasion they completely forgot about our starters and served mains only. There is also no outside seating area.

One other thing if your planning a visit to this area. There are so many good courses in this area, don't waste any time or money playing The Struie course, unless you've already exhausted Brora, Golspie,Tain, the 2 Nairn courses, Moray, Forres and probably a few more.

The Struie is very dissapointing, it probably has 3 or 4 good holes but a lot of them are up and down a flat field with very little definition. The greens aren't as good as The Championship course either.

You must play The Championship course though.
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Reviewed Jul 4 2015 by Duncan S - rated 5 out of 5

Wonderful golf course in superb condition. Not a bad hole on the course and spectacular scenery.
(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 79 Handicap: 5.2)
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Reviewed May 30 2014 by Craig G - rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic golf course! Probably one of the best I've ever played. It is pricey but well worth it. Kitchen closed early on Saturday for a function so we were unable to have a meal there, but other than that, cannot fault the golf course.

(Round played: May 2014 - Score: 82 Handicap: 10.9)
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Reviewed May 25 2014 by Ian H - rated 5 out of 5
at least as good as any other top class links course I've played including turnberry and troon. Only down side is a lack of a driving range for non members. Staff really friendly and helpful. Beautiful challenging course and if the wind gets up it gets radically harder

(Round played: May 2014 - Score: 79 Handicap: 9)
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Reviewed May 1 2014 by Douglas C - rated 4 out of 5
Fantastic course and well worth a visit, warm welcome in the clubhouse and a quiet course which made for a very relaxing round of golf on a Saturday morning. Slight problem with the Scottish weather but always to be expected.

(Round played: Apr 2014 - Score: 84 Handicap: 9.1)
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Reviewed Apr 20 2014 by David P - rated 5 out of 5
Would have loved to have played the championship course but this was more than a decent substitute. Great course.

(Round played: Apr 2014 - Score: 96 Handicap: 18.9)
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Reviewed Feb 6 2014 by Jonathan A - rated 4 out of 5
sunny day 7c light wind greens not cut putts slow winter tee shortened course

(Round played: Feb 2014 - Score: 88 Handicap: 14.5)
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Reviewed Jul 26 2013 by Carberry B - rated 2 out of 5
Very disappointing - both greens and fairways in extremely poor condition relative to it's prestigious status. Felt like asking for my money back! C. Black
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Reviewed Jul 8 2013 by Adam B - rated 5 out of 5
Unreal course. Playing is a total bucket list opportunity. Its both challenging and fun. Course is in great shape, bunkers are a challenge and greens were everything but flat. Tough to describe how awesome it is, unless you have been there.

(Round played: Jul 2013 - Score: 119 Handicap: 27.1)
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