Royal Dornoch Golf Club - Struie Course

3.0000000000 3.0 stars from 5 (1)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6265 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Layout


Carts: Yes - medical certificate required
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes - must request prior to play


Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes may be worn in the clubhouse
Dress code: Royal Dornoch welcomes golfers and their friends in an informal style.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 71 6265 yards N/A 125
Yellow 71 6002 yards N/A 120
Red (W) 72 5442 yards N/A 120
Blue 69 5230 yards N/A 109

Long in the shadow of its big brother at Royal Dornoch, the Championship Course, Struie has come into its own. Over the past few years the golf course has received some major renovation, and today it is a spectacular 6,265-yard par 71.

Struie is accessible to a range of skill levels, but it will force you to use every golf club in the bag. It's particularly tricky if the prevailing winds aren't cooperating.

The course is open to visitors, and green fees are considerably less than for Royal Dornoch Golf Club's Championship Course.

The facility includes a clubhouse and comprehensive pro shop.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
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"Struie lives in the shadow of legend"

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Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

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The Struie might be the best secondary links in Scotland. It has been pieced together over the years. Architect Donald Steele gets credit for its design when five new holes were built in the 1990s. Playing it is an enjoyable walk through the gorse and forest. There are no blind shots to torture you like there are on the championship links. There's no elevations, either. Only one hole roams along the firth. Nice views of the Dornoch town, including the cathedral, add character. A burn dissects several holes, making them tougher than they appear. For those golfers who grow tired of the beating the championship course inflicts, the Struie provides endless joy and relief.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

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