I played Royal Dornoch last week on a twighlight rate and enjoyed my round. As an 18 handicap I found the course very difficult overall, but I did manage a few pars in amongst some big scores. The problems for me in particular were the difficult, heavily bunkered and raised, par threes which really punished a wayward tee shot. This is not a complaint but an observation. As expected the course was in excellent condition with immaculate fairways and greens. I would not pay full price for a round there again but thought the twighlight rate was good value to play at such a prestigious course and very accessible/welcoming. It isn't my favourite course and I didn't fall in love with it on this occasion, but I can see why some people do.
Date: April 22, 2011