ANOTHER FEATHER IN THE CAP FOR ROYAL DORNOCH April 5, 2023 ROYAL Dornoch’s Championship Course features to the fore in Golf Monthly’s latest list of the “Top 100 Courses in the UK and Ireland.” It is the 10th biennial list compiled by a senior panel of golf writers and “knowledgeable, regular club golfers who are enthusiastic about golf course architecture.” The magazine has partnered with apparel brand Peter Millar and the rankings were drawn up after a record 700-plus assessment visits to golf courses around the country. The Championship Course has retained its status at number six in the latest Golf Monthly list, with the changes made to the 7th and 8th holes attracting favourable comments. “It is a captivating place that will leave an indelible imprint on the memory. It’s a beautiful setting and an equally attractive golf course, the holes blend so naturally with the surroundings it would be hard to believe it has not existed since time began,” reads the review. Royal Dornoch general manager Neil Hampton has welcomed the latest namecheck in a string of top 10 rankings for courses in the UK and beyond. “It is always nice to enjoy positive feedback in any business and it is pleasing that Golf Monthly flagged up the fact Royal Dornoch is not a club to rest on our laurels and that we are always seeking to improve our offering, as evidenced by the changes we have made to holes seven and eight. “I am also delighted that special mention was made of the friendly welcome visitors can expect from our clubhouse staff.” The Golf Monthly list was again topped by Royal County Down, with The Old Course in second place. Open venues, The Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry, Muirfield and Royal Birkdale made up the top five, with Carnoustie Golf Links, Royal Portrush Dunluce and Sunningdale Old and New completing the top 10.