Royal Dornoch Golf Club

The remoteness of Royal Dornoch has helped create a mystique about this magnificent golfing outpost in the far north of Scotland, fifty miles north of Loch Ness. Situated just 8 degrees below the Arctic circle, it is possible on a June evening to play golf until almost midnight. Thanks to the moderating influence of the Golf Stream, it is also possible to golf on the gently undulating dunes throughout the winter months.

The world’s greatest golfers and golf writers have been lavish in their praise of Royal Dornoch. In a letter to the club, Tom Watson thanked the members for the privilege of playing one of the world’s truly great golf courses. He described the three rounds that he played during his 24-hour stay in Dornoch, ‘as the most fun he had ever had playing golf.’

Ben Crenshaw, that keen student of the game, who took time off from his preparations for the 1980 Open at Muirfield to visit Royal Dornoch, was not disappointed either. When he returned to the Muirfield, he was asked by the secretary of the Royal and Ancient, how he had enjoyed Dornoch. Ben replied, “Let me put it this way, I nearly did not come back”.

Herbert Warren Wind, writing in the ‘New Yorker’ was fulsome in his praise. “It is the most natural course in the world. We in America are just beginning to appreciate that no golfer has completed his education until he has played and studied Royal Dornoch. It conveys to the modern golfer the evocation of golf as its best.”

Those who are knowledgeable about the game have not been surprised that in recent times Royal Dornoch, with its panoramic views and gorse-lined fairways, has been regularly ranked by the illustrious golf panels among the world’s great courses. In 2018, Golf Digest placed Royal Dornoch #2 in the world behind Royal County Down in Ireland

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Brett Ellsworth May 2022

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St Andrews Golf Travel did a marvellous job and made our trip go off flawlessly. Darren was an extra-special addition to our trip as well and you, your team, and Darren are all to be highly commended for your kindness and professionalism. You are great Ambassadors for Scotland!!

Dan Pezley May 2022

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Graeme & Marc were fantastic to work with, were all over every detail of our trip, and exceeded our expectations in every regard. I would highly recommend them.

Nate Bullen May 2022

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I highly recommend St Andrews Golf Travel! They did an incredible job managing the logistics of our trip, including hotels, restaurants and transfers to and from the airport and to each course. Our driver Ewan paid attention to every detail and made adjustments where needed. Graeme and his team were very responsive and helpful in planning all aspects of our trip. I will definitely use them for my next golf trip to Scotland.

Mike Levey May 2022

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Marc and Graeme went above and beyond on every level to ensure our trip was incredible! I would recommend working with them to anyone looking for a VIP Scottish golf experience! Thank you guys and look forward to working with you both again!

Charles Brown April 2022

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If you’re planning a golf trip to Scotland, England or Ireland, I highly recommend St Andrews Golf Travel. Graeme and Marc were exceptional. They helped us plan all aspects of our golf itinerary including; lodging, course selection, tee times (including guaranteed tee times for the Old Course), caddies, transportation and excursions/dinner reservations. All done professionally and seamlessly. As important, they were very responsive to all questions / issues, and flexible when we changed our plans. EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS. Can’t wait for our next trip

John Czulno April 2022

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Just shortly back from our trip to St. Andrews and could not have been happier. St. Andrew’s Golf Travel did an outstanding job, second time we used them and will definitely rely on them again. We had a few personal challenges and Graeme stepped up to do what we needed to make this trip a truly memorable one. They handled everything from airport pick up, course tee times, caddies, even dining suggestions and reservations. There as not a course, caddie or dinner that did not live up to our expectations. They truly made us feel as if we were home. If golf is your thing and you have not looked in your bucket in a while, tip that thing over and start ticking off the things on the list. Make St. Andrews a number one priority and make St. Andrews Golf Travel your go to guys for a trip of a lifetime, or maybe 2 or 3 trips. I guarantee once you use their services you will be eager to return to Scotland via St Andrews Golf Travel.
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Tara Watkins April 2022

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Let me just say that this is a wonderful company to work with. Our trip was originally scheduled for June, 2020 and Marc was easy to work with regarding our options. We were given the opportunity to cancel or postpone (which we ended up doing twice). I know it was difficult to work our group into a year with the Open occurring in St. Andrews and he was great at working around our dates. All pick-ups were prompt, everything was available as discussed or communicated as soon as possible if not available. Marc was great with getting the guys around and Ewan was the absolute best driver for the non-golfers in the group. They accommodated our crazy ideas and were fun, professional, and overall great to work with. We were all sad to leave.

Jackie Lundin 2019

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INCREDIBLE. BEST IN CLASS. GENUINE. Stop your search now and book with St. Andrews Golf Travel. They provided best in class service and arrangements while my family and friends were overseas. All 6 travellers would recommend them to anyone looking for an amazing golf trip. We couldn't be more appreciative of their help to design lifelong memories.

Tom Ferry 2019

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5 stars isn't enough to describe how much Marc & Graeme pay attention. From their level of detail, hospitality, their level of connection, personalized service, transportation, hotel and dinner reservations, changes, tee times at world class golf courses, Google should add a 10 star review, because that's what they deserve. We started planning our next trip with them at dinner the last night. Whether you're going to Scotland, Ireland, Dubai, S. Africa, New Zealand, Australia... if you expect the best. You found it!

Cory Monette 2019

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We’ve been fortunate enough to use the services of St Andrews Golf Travel multiple times. Each and every time, Marc and Graeme have taken care of us like no other. Their customer service is amazing and attention to detail is incredible. They make this experience worry and hassle free. And to top it off, they are two of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. Absolutely amazing people providing an amazing experience.
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