The Highlands – Royal Dornoch – 6514 yds – Par 74
Known as ‘The Star of the North’, Royal Dornoch has a reputation for being a Mecca for golfers over the centuries since being created in 1877 by Old Tom Morris.
Many people believe the par-3s to be the finest set in Britain. That may be too much praise, although certainly the 6th, set hard against a wall of gorse, is superb.
Most of the holes run over undulating terrain and the 3rd, 5th and 17th are played off highly elevated tees with cracking views, but it is less quirky than a links with this much tradition might be, although there are plenty of lumps and bumps and tricky greens.
It is tough, especially when the wind picks up, good fun, and it is a course that many rave over. Given a fair day, it is an experience to savour and one to add to your scrapbook.