Royal Dornoch Prepares To Welcome International Golf Event

Royal Dornoch Prepares To Welcome International Golf Event

Scotland’s summer of golf continues this week when the spotlight turns to Royal Dornoch which hosts the Boys Home Internationals. The historic links, a favourite haunt of five-time Open champion Tom Watson and other Major winners including Ben Crenshaw, Craig Stadler and Greg Norman, will welcome teams from Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland from 7-9 August. Local interest will focus on Calum Scott, from Nairn Golf Club, who is making his second successive appearance for the Scottish team. Calum’s brother Sandy is also a Scottish internationalist and played for Great Britain and Ireland…Read more …
Royal Dornoch Helps Nature Hold Back The Tide

Royal Dornoch Helps Nature Hold Back The Tide

A world-renowned golf club is supporting a pioneering project that will help prevent part of its course succumbing to coastal erosion by rebuilding natural defences. A number of gaps in the saltmarsh habitat in the Dornoch Firth means part of Royal Dornoch’s Struie Course is vulnerable to flooding and even being lost to the power of the waves. However, a project starting next month will transplant hundreds of greenhouse-grown native saltmarsh plants to help restore the natural defences. Saltmarshes provide important habitat for a wide range of wildlife and protect coastal land from…Read more …