Royal Dornoch Championship Golf Course. Consistently voted one of the “World’s Top 10 courses” in Golf Digest and other rankings. Herbert Warren Wind called it the most natural course in the world. Tom Watson called it the most fun he’d had playing golf. Donald Ross called it his home, having been born in Dornoch and learned the game on the links. Tucked in an arc of dunes along the shoreline, Dornoch’s greens, some by Old Tom Morris, others by John Sutherland or tour pro George Duncan, sit mostly on plateaus and don’t really favour bounce-and-run golf. That’s the challenge: hitting the greens in the wind!
Very local Golf Courses
- Royal Dornoch Golf Course
- Dornoch Struie
- Tain Golf Course
- Brora Golf Course
- Golspie Golf Course
- Portmahomack Golf Course
- Bonar Bridge Golf Course
- Carnegie Links Course
Royal Dornoch GC
Dornoch Struie GC
Brora Golf Course
Golspie Golf Course
Bonar Bridge GC
Skibo Castle GC
Golfing information in and around the area
Golspie Golf Club, (fifteen minutes north). James Braid’s 1889 seaside classic rumoured to have the finest greens in Scotland.
Tain Golf Club, (fifteen minutes south). Old Tom Morris’ clever 1890 design.
Brora Golf Club, (half an hour north along the coast). James Braid’s re design of the 1891 course. Five-time Open Champion Peter Thomson stated was “the best traditional links course in the world”.
Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle, (10 minutes west). The exclusive course located at Andrew Carnegie’s Skibo Castle, is now allowing a limited number of players onto the course via green fees.
Castle Stuart Golf Links, (an hour south). Scottish Open Venue and voted best new course in Scotland.
There are also charming courses slightly further afield, including Lybster, Wick, Thurso and Reay. Also Fortrose & Rosmarkie on the Black Isle and Durness (most Northerly mainland course), all worth the trip.
The Meadows is only a short walk to the Royal Dornoch Golf Course Clubhouse which is also the base for the Struie Golf Course.
Embo House is ideal for hosting exclusive golf tours of up to 8, or 8 players with partners in extremely comfortable and spacious surroundings.
Each player (or couple) will have a double bedroom and their own bathroom – all of the bathrooms are en suite. All bar one of the bedrooms has a view over the sea.
Aside from the bedrooms, there is ample space for relaxing in the evenings or on golfing “rest days” in the cedar-lined library, in the whisky bar, or outside in the glorious eight acres of garden. (Please see tab on accommodation for more details). You may also choose to polish up your swing on our practice pitching area! If there are non-golfers in your party, there are many other interesting things to see and do in the locality. Please see tab on “Things to do”.
Embo House is set up to cater properly for golfers. Just inside the back door we have a club store, boot room and drying room, so that equipment can be safely stored and dried out overnight if required.
Embo House practice pitching area and club store/drying room.
We understand golfing parties may want breakfast catered for them, so if you do, please let us know. We can also provide a chef to cook dinner for you in the house, and/or drivers to collect you from airports/golf courses/restaurants in town, though it is helpful to have as much warning as possible!
It is also possible to arrange other bespoke activities, such as post-golf massages, whisky tastings, spa days, fishing trips etc. Please just ask.
Finally, if you would like help arranging your golfing schedule, please ring Jim on 07887 540365, Email; firstname.lastname@example.org