The farther I can get from the obvious trophy courses when visiting Scotland, the more authentic my visits always prove to be (and the less likely it will take more than 3.5 hours to play). I hesitate to mention 120-year-old Brora Golf Club in northern Scotland, and only do so because you are unlikely to venture 52 miles north of Inverness, past Dornoch, to play a …
At the recent Golf Tourism Scotland awards ceremony, The Royal Golf Hotel in Dornoch was named the ‘Hotel of the Year’ in the large hotel category. After some extensive refurbishment and under new ownership, the hotel re-opened in April 2010. Overlooking the first tee at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, the hotel is ideally located for golf in the Highlands. Royal Dornoch, Brora, Tain, Golspie, Castle Stuart, and Nairn are all within striking distance and all come highly recommended. Click here for more information.
By Gary Sheppard. Gary has been with PerryGolf for over 4 years and is a one of our Golf Travel Specialists.
No trip to the Highlands is complete without visiting Dornoch; a small historic town with spectacular architecture and steeped in history. Most famous recently for Madonna’s wedding and her son’s Christening in late 2000. It’s easy to see why this was her chosen venue; with Dornoch Cathedral a stunning center piece to the town.
I have visited Dornoch several times and never tire of browsing around the small antique shops not to mention the great walks that the town hosts in the Sutherland Hills. Part of the town’s magical history involves witchcraft as Dornoch is home to the last execution in Scotland for witchcraft.
The town is ideal for both golfers and non golfers, with Brora Golf Cluband Royal Dornoch located close by…it’s the ideal place to spend time during your golf trip.
By Denise McKee. Denise has been with PerryGolf for over 10 years and is member of our admin team.