Royal Dornoch Pro Shop

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Formed in 1877, Dornoch has now been a Royal club for over 100 years. Records show that the incredible natural landscape that defines golf in Dornoch has hosted golfers since 1616 and we are proud that the tradition has continued into the 21st century. The responsibility for actually designing our Championship course fell to the legendary Old Tom Morris who used the unique links-land features to create a magical golfing experience – one that prompted Tom Watson, five times Open Champion, to say ‘it’s the most fun I’ve ever had on a golf course’!

Over the years the Championship course has been tweaked and enhanced by greats such as John Sutherland and our own ex-professional and greenkeeper, Donald Ross. Open Champion, George Duncan added new holes after the war ensuring that the course has remained a challenge in the face of ever improving equipment and continues to be regularly ranked within the top 15 best courses in the world.

And it’s not just the Championship course that benefits from the challenges that links-land throws up. The recent addition of five new holes on the Struie have transformed this course into one that still maintains its role as an enjoyable and entertaining course for the whole family, but one that tests even the lower handicap player.

Royal Dornoch has a modern clubhouse and everyone is welcome to enjoy the facilities. We have a generously stocked bar and a restaurant serving anything from hot filled rolls to a full dinner menu. And for those who don’t golf, Dornoch’s superb ‘blue flag’ beaches and historic old town are just a short walk away.

Royal Dornoch is only 45 miles from the bustling city of Inverness, but is a true haven of peace, tranquillity and, of course, world class golf. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Dornoch is far from the main centres of population and so has never been host to the most widely advertised national championships. Nevertheless it has hosted through the years the Northern Open; the Scottish Ladies; and the Scottish Professional Championships. Improved transport systems have helped international golfers and a stream of personalities visit the Club and their praise is unstinting. Tom Watson headed North in 1981, the year after winning the third of five Open Championships at Muirfield. He arrived to play 18 holes, but had three rounds and 'the most fun I’ve ever had on a golf course'. Tom Watson, now an Honorary Member of the Club, returned before the 1996 Open at Lytham and his view of the course has not changed. Other Honorary members are HRH Prince Andrew and Ben Crenshaw and more recent celebrities to visit the course include such notables as Greg Norman, Ernie Els and Jack Nicholson.



Royal Dornoch Golf Proshop
Golf Road
United Kingdom
IV25 3LW

01862 811924


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