Royal Dornoch: #16Championship Course at Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Championship Course at Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Golf Road
Dornoch IV25 3LW

Phone(s): +44 (0) 1862 810219
Fax: +44 (0) 1862 810792

One of Scotland's most famous traditional links courses, Royal Dornoch Championship Links lies in the Scottish Highlands. An Old Tom Morris design from the 19th century, there is evidence of golf being played on these grounds dating back to 1616. This was also the club where renowned golf course architect Donald Ross grew up, learning the trade he would later take to the United States. Playing Dornoch offers a glimpse into where Ross got his crowned green style he's become famous for at courses like Pinehurst No. 2. -- Brandon Tucker

Championship Course at Royal Dornoch Golf Club
5 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Royal Dornoch: #16

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Old Tom Morris
  • Year opened: 1877
  • Golf Season:
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed - handicap certificate required. Maximum 24 gentlemen, 35 Ladies.
  • Tee times welcomed: Pre-booking advised
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house:
  • Driving range:
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - medical certificate required

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: £54 - £82
  • Weekends: £60 - £92

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes may be worn in the clubhouse
  • Dress code: Royal Dornoch welcomes golfers and their friends in an informal style.
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
Blue 70 6711 yd. 139 0
White 70 6626 yd. 137 0
Yellow 70 6265 yd. 135 0
Red (W) 76 5934 yd. 141 0

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Championship Course at Royal Dornoch Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Gregg R
    on November 09th, 2012 12:22
    I played 6 rounds on my trip to Scotland including the Old and New Courses at St Andrews and Cruden Bay and while Dornoch may not have the "magic" of the Old Course it makes up for it with the golf. The course is a stern test, but very fair and gives a great insight into the mind of Donald Ross (Dornoch's native son). The front nine is tremendous and the back nine is even better. There is a laid back atmosphere at the course, the hotel and the town in general which is refreshing for such an elite course. I cannot give a higher recommendation tan I give Royal Dornoch
  • Championship Course at Royal Dornoch Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Ben
    on August 16th, 2008 08:00
    We played there two summers ago (2006) and to this day I still mention the course as my favorite of all time. I figured we couldn't go wrong if Tom Watson and Ben Crenshaw mention it as one of theirs too!
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