We are pleased to announce that earlier this year, Royal Dornoch Golf Club commissioned Halliday Fraser Munro to initiate the planning process to develop a new golf and leisure facility as part of the Dornoch South Masterplan site.

The Dornoch South Masterplan was approved last year, and has acted as a catalyst in the redevelopment of the former abattoir site and adjacent land. The development proposal consists of Leisure Facilities (Principally Golf Related), an Associated Shop and Café (with all Associated Infrastructure and Landscaping Works).

A ‘Proposal of Application Notice’ (POAN) was submitted on the 15th of February to the Highland Council; this is the first step in the planning process. The next step is to undertake a Pre-Application Public Consultation event, which will be held in the Clubhouse on the 14th of March between 2pm and 8pm. Display materials showing the site and proposed development will be available to view. Scott Leitch, Associate Planning Consultant of Halliday Fraser Munro will also be present to explain the proposals and answer any questions. Attendees will be able to leave comments which will help shape the proposals in further detail before a Planning Application is submitted later this year.

We welcome you to attend this consultation event and view our plans for the growth of the Golf Club to provide new facilities for Dornoch. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, please contact Halliday Fraser Munro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Halliday Fraser Munro
Chartered Architects and Planning Consultants.


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Royal Dornoch is always keen to share its golf courses and values new Members joining the Club.

The process is reasonably straightforward; please note that to gain full Membership to the Championship Course you must first start as a Struie Member. 

The types of Membership available include Playing  and non playing. For information on playing membership please read our Subscriptions and Benefits. Also below is some of the Sections that you could be part of if you become a member.

Please download the relevant form and return to the office.

For further detailed information on this please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Gents section of Royal Dornoch Golf Club is very active having many medal competitions throughout the season from late March until mid-October providing all players ample opportunity to take their handicap down by a shot or two!

The Club also has some very close ties with many other clubs and the resultant matches are played in great spirit with winning or losing a minor incidental in a great day of golf and comradeship.

Representing your Club is always a great honour whether in a friendly inter-club match or one the more presitigious events during the season like the Dornoch Firth League or the Northern Counties Cup. The Club has a great history in these events and continues to strive not only to have a course worthy of Champions but to produce worthy Champions.


At Royal Dornoch we have a very active and committed Ladies Section with a full fixture list covering both the Championship and Struie courses. Our numbers have increased steadily over the last few years, due in part to the support and encouragement given to ladies to take up golf and proceed to gain a handicap. Throughout the year the many fun competitions encourage those without handicaps to participate and winnings often end up in the Captain's charity box! Our nine hole competitions have also proved to be very successful.
The Ladies Open and our 3 Lady Team Event are ever popular and many of our ladies participate in Northern Counties events as well as The Scottish Vets and of course our friendly matches against local clubs. During the winter there are roll-ups on a Monday and Wednesday on the Struie and Championship courses respectively to keep the swing going along with the companionship. We count ourselves lucky to have 2 superb courses to play.  

If you are interested and would like more information just call the Club on 08162 810219 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


A very active group of 60+ golfers – that is number of members!

We meet every month throughout the year for a stableford competition on the Championship Course.  There is a change of format for the September meeting with a medal round for the senior’s championship (trophies for both gross and nett scores). Additional individual and team competitions take place on the Struie Course during the summer months. All scores are recorded to determine winners and any handicap adjustments

Senior’s fixtures are organised during the spring/summer against Highland and Spey Side clubs and as far as Royal Aberdeen and Royal Burgess in Edinburgh. It is great fun meeting new people, having the opportunity to play other challenging courses, followed by a pleasant lunch or dinner and often with the satisfaction of winning the match.

Come and join a convivial group of “seniors” always ready to welcome new members.  If you are interested and would like more information just call the Club on 01862 810219 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Gerries

The Wednesday Seniors, better known as the Geriatrics, are a cosmopolitan group of men with a love of life and golf in particular. Whilst there are trophies to be played for two of the highlights of the year are the matches against the Ladies and the annual luncheon.
They meet every Wednesday for a 14 hole stableford (13 in the winter) over the Struie course and whilst the golf is competitive they like nothing better than a chat in the clubhouse afterwards over a dram. Anyone wanting further details please contact John Logan on 01549-421282 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Royal Dornoch Golf Club is one of Scotland's leaders when it comes to their junior golf programmes.  The club provides and encourages the use of, the practice range, short game areas and academy holes as well as the use of the Struie Golf Course.
Junior convener, Peter Haworth, runs all the junior events at Royal Dornoch with a relaxed family atmosphere that encourages the best in all junior participants. Peter encourages the juniors to enjoy golf but also to uphold the traditional values that are important to the members of Royal Dornoch Golf Club.
The junior section is made up of four parts which cover the beginner right the way through to County Champions. Our player pathway gives the juniors support and advice to help them to become the best players they can be. 
If you would like more information or to find out if you qualify to take part in our junior coaching programme just conatct the Professional Shop on 01862 810219 ext 7 or 01862 811924 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Morcott Challenge is annual match between the juniors of Hilton Head and the juniors of Royal Dornoch. With each venue taking turns on a yearly basis to host the event the matches provide the juniors with the opportunity to sample different golf courses as well as different lifestyles while making friendships that last forever.

For more information just look at the website dedicated to the event: www.morcottchallenge.com

Half Way House First Customers
Half Way House First Customers

Our stunning Halfway House is situated behind the ninth green, with views of the Royal Dornoch Championship Course and the Dornoch Firth; provides a break to value the setting and the natural beauty of the traditional links course.   It is an ideal pick up a snack and refreshment to gather yourself for the challenge of the back 9.

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Castle Stuart Golf Links, The Nairn Golf Club & Royal Dornoch Golf Club


September 26th – September 28th, 2016
Your chance to play three of Scotland’s top golf courses in a PGA Professional Tournament. A post-tournament Prize-giving Gala dinner. This event is open to teams of three amateurs (ladies or gentlemen) plus a PGA Professional of their choice. Teams can enter from anywhere in the World. Any team unable to provide their own Professional will be allocated a leading player from the PGA Scotland Order of Merit.

  • Total Prizefund of £60,000 (based on a field of 75 teams)
  • Top prizes for the leading teams
  • Team entry of £1,700.00 plus VAT for 3 rounds of competitive golf and prize giving dinner

For further information on how to enter and accommodation reservations then please visit www.highlandgolflinks.com