I figure each golf player should have one. That uncommon fairway where the bottoms of your feet shiver, your heart beats quicker, and your breath comes all the more rapidly as you remain on the primary tee. Also, in case you are of a particular age you may be saying to yourself, “God I love this spot. I trust this isn’t my last time here.”
For some, it’s Pebble Beach, or Pinehurst #2, or Augusta National, or the Old Course, or on the other hand in case they are truly fortunate, their royalgreen home course. For my purposes, it is Royal Dornoch in the Scottish Highlands. It is the most convincing green where I have at any point set driver to ball.
I need to admit a predisposition for Scottish connections courses. They request your complete consideration on each shot and each putt. In great conditions both the fairways and greens are immovable. Distances and yardages become immaterial, in light of the fact that the genuine expertise is in the knock and run. What amount will the ball deliver after it lands? How would I wed the break and the speed of this putt? Expert these difficulties and you may get an opportunity to score on a course like Royal Dornoch.
The primary opening can lure you since it is simple, particularly in the event that you keep your driver taken care of and put the ball in play with a three wood or a cross breed. Stay away from the three shelters securing the principal green and you have a decent possibility at standard.
A few golf players think the best openings on Royal Dornoch are the standard 3’s. Number two causes you to get intense rapidly. It is 167 yards to a raised green with steep fall-offs into fortifications toward the front or assortment regions past. Tom Watson has broadly depicted the hardest shot on Royal Dornoch to be the second shot on number two. That is to say, in the event that you miss the green. Miss this tight green and you are traveling north of standard rapidly.
The third and fourth openings truly draw out Dornoch’s teeth. Profound gorse on the left, dugouts on the right, and both of the fairways and greens slant passed on to right. A blurred tee shot or a way to deal with the center of the green, and you are probably going to wind up in a profound sand dugout with a high divider to survive.
You can slow down and rest on number five, a genuinely short and simple standard 4. In any case, number six brings one more of those precarious standard 3’s the place where arrangement of your tee shot is everything, and a miss to either side will bring about an extraordinary test to make a standard. Number seven is an unpleasantly long standard 4, as a rule into the breeze. I’ve not seen many make this green in two. Truth be told all of the standard 4’s from here in are very long and for ladies the vast majority of them are standard 5’s. Dornoch is a standard 76 for ladies with eight standard 5’s.
The back nine is less sensational, yet all the same no less troublesome. You are confronting raised greens with extreme punishments for missing them. The fairways are not wide and they are lined by that long wispy harsh that effectively conceals golf balls. The greens are grand. They roll valid, however are hard to peruse. The breaks are unpretentious, bringing about many shocks as your ball takes a way you didn’t see.