About Dornoch 400

Golf is intertwined with the culture and heritage of the community of Dornoch. Early written accounts from 1616 show that a local schoolboy - John, the 13th

Earl of Sutherland– spent £10 on bows and arrows, golf clubs and balls. 

Further research makes it clear that golf was a sport enjoyed by all and the intention is that Dornoch 400 will provide an ideal opportunity for a year-long celebration of golf involving everyone. 

The idea has been met with enthusiasm from every quarter of the town, with the school children involved in designing our Royal Dornoch Golf Club tartan and many of the town clubs and groups intending to contribute to the celebrations.