What we say
Despite the fact that the golfers of Dornoch only formed a Club in 1877 they were so far seeing that they constructed a second golf course known as the Ladies Course in the early part of the 20th century. This course was complete with its own Clubhouse and golf on it was provided free to all children in the Parish of Dornoch. Only three holes of that course remain in existence in the present Struie course, namely the 1st, which is Struie 16, the 17th, which is Struie 14 and the 18th, which is Struie 15. From the Course there are excellent views across the Dornoch Firth to Tain and up the Firth to Struie hill. The town of Dornoch and its cathedral are viewed from an entirely different perspective.
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- Address Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Golf Road, DORNOCH
- Tel 01862 810219
- Website www.royaldornoch.com
|Green Fees||All week: £35 (round), £45 (day)|
|Course Length||6,276 yards (5,739 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course does not have: Buggy Hire
- Course has: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course does not have: Dress Code
- Course has: Club Hire
- Course does not have: Handicap
We played the Struie before the main event on the 'Royal' course. To be honest, I thought it was a pleasant course but quite easy even in a blow. Played a couple below my handicap. Thought I might even come 5 or 6 under but made a few stupid mistakes. The course was in cracking condition and worth a visit but only if you're going to play the other.
This is a really good coursei have played on it a few times now and i played really well on it. You might think i have over rated it because of the qulity of the links course but i think it is a really good relaxful round. The only thing i dislike about it is that it is right next to a caravan park it is not all that noisy but i prefer if it was not there.
Royal Dornoch's second course and not just a poor relation to it's world renowned neighbour with the royal prefix. After much work over the years this course now presents a real test of shotmaking especially round the well bunkered greens. Recent gorse management measures have reduced the fear factor on holes 7 and 14 but if presented with a cross wind this is a fiercesome test of anyone's handicap, buffer zone is usually a good result. beware the short 2nd which at only 128 yards can be a cardwrecker before you have reached the main part of course.