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Royal Dornoch named best golf course in Scotland at World Golf Awards

By Will Clark

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Royal Dornoch Golf Club has been named the best golf course in Scotland at the 2020 World Golf Awards.

Royal Dornoch Golf Club has been named as the best golf course in Scotland.
Royal Dornoch Golf Club has been named as the best golf course in Scotland.

The Sutherland course received the accolade at a virtual ceremony held in Dubai last night.

Royal Dornoch general manager Neil Hampton says in a challenging year for everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic, the award is a tonic for all at the club and recognises the quality of their famous links.

“We are delighted to win this award," he said.

“It was a nice surprise to learn of our success and it is a real positive for everyone associated with the club during this difficult year.

"We work hard to maintain the quality of the Championship Course at Royal Dornoch, as well as our Struie Course, and look forward to welcoming more visitors back to our links in the months ahead.”

Castle Stuart in Inverness was among the nominees for the award along with 2019 winner Carnoustie and St Andrews Old Course in 2018.

Gleneagles, Kingsbarns, Loch Lomond, Royal Aberdeen, Royal Troon and Turnberry were also shortlisted.

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