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Royal Dornoch Golf Club

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 "The most fun i ever had playing golf"
Tom Watson

Club description

The Championship Course Royal Dornoch Golf Club is a traditional links course set in picturesque Scotland 45 miles north of Inverness. The 6700-yard 18-hole par 70 links is ranked No.3 in Scotland, No.7 in GB&I and No. 15 in the World rankings of the best 100 courses.
 
The Championship course was founded in 1877, designed by Old Tom Morris and modified subsequently with a little help from Head Greenkeeper and club pro Donald Ross, a man who was the brains behind Pinehurst No 2 in America.
 
The sea can be viewed from all the holes on the Championship Course of which what can perhaps be described as the signature hole is the 445-yard par four 14th, named ‘Foxy’.

Location: Dornoch, Scotland
Year founded: 1877
Courses: Championship (6697 yards) & Struie (6192 yards)
Architect: Championship: Tom Morris (1878), George Duncan (1947)

Club Overview

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Signature Holes

Hole #14 - 445 yards par 4

Foxy – you will find no bunkers on this hole but the fairway is undulating with mounds that jut out from the right hand side. The green is raised plateau on the left hand side with the major feature of being 50 yards wide but only 20 yards deep. The approach is usually with a long iron so getting your ball close to the hole requires not just great skill but a lot of imagination. A par on this hole is treasured by everyone and the rare feat of a birdie something to celebrate like a hole in one.

Scorecard

Course played: Championship course
Date played: 26th September, 2011