Royal Dornoch has been a goal for many years, finally reaching these famous links was a special moment and she didn't disappoint!
The wonderful thing about Dornoch is its playabilty, when the wind lays down as it did for us, it was exposed, but one could imagine with some stiff breeze it would be a crushing examination. Raised greens, blind shots, super narrow in places and generous in others, what a track!
Hole 3 is an enchanting dogleg left, with four pot bunkers waiting should you roll through the fairway, the green is severely tilted left to right, par is a very good score here.
Do not miss it right on 5, at best its a bogey from there as the green is perched on what seems like a cliff when out of position.
The back 9 is filled with memorable holes, none more so than 17, a drive over the hill reveals an uphill shot to blind green, apparently the gorse used to run all the way across the hole, forcing a layup, hard to imagine but glad its not there now.
Visit the museum in town, some great info on the history of the town and of course Donald Ross and his life.