|We are standing in front of the clubhouse at Royal Dornoch Golf Club in Dornoch. Golf has been played here for over 300 years. Tom Watson claims this is his favorite links course. This is Donald Ross' home. It is the most northern top ten in the world golf course, located only 4 degrees south of the Arctic Circle.|
|This is the most spectacular course we visited in all of Scotland. The views and the course layout were indescribeable. It played in tiers with enormous gorse bushes lining the banks between tiers. This course exceeds or equals any of the Open courses we played. However, it is claimed that the Open will never be played here because it is so far north with inadequate accomodations for the crowds. So most golfers will never see it unless they play it.|
|Clark claims this is the second best shot he hit all week. The
gorse banks can be seen in the background.
We played a second round on the Struie course, and afterward sampled several of the various Scotch whiskeys. The only unpleasant part of this stop was having to listen to the cheers of the Scots who were watching the European team soundly thrash the Americans in the Ryder Cup.