Members Weekly Newsletter 07-01-22

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Friday 7th January 2022

Welcome to 2022. I hope that it has started well for you all and that you have managed to stay

safe from Covid and its variants. The closure of Struie membership applications has seen quite

a rush to beat the deadline and the Council of Management will be considering 58 on Monday

evening. It seems that the popularity of the Club has not diminished during these difficult times

and I look forward to meeting these new friends over the coming months and years.

The slight changes in testing for travel are welcome and I hope that by the time many of our

overseas members are getting ready to visit it is even simpler to make the journey to Dornoch.

East v West of the Burn, Sun 2nd January

The wonderful weather last Sunday saw the second biggest field participate in our annual match. The 47 players on the

East team averaged 24.96 points for the 13 holes while the West’s 39 players averaged 24.79 so the East took the win

by just 0.17 points on average - the closest result there has ever been! This gives the East a 4 - 3 lead in titles won.

We’re Hiring!

With the prospect of a very busy season ahead then we need to add to the team so that we ensure we can look after

all the members, guests and visitors that will coming to Dornoch this year.

We have positions available in all departments and would be delighted to hear from anyone, or if you know of anyone,

who may be interested in joining us for a full time, part time or seasonal position.

Currently we are looking for team members at all levels in the kitchen and front of house - namely Sous Chef, Chef de

Partie and Kitchen Porters; Front of House Team Leader, Supervisors and Team Members. There are job roles in Golf

Operations and Pro Shop to look after Meet & Greet, Starting, Ranger, Halfway House and Retail. On the golf courses

we are looking for labourers. In the office we have two admin positions available.

If you would like to find out more information whether for yourself or on behalf of someone else please contact the

office on RDGC@royaldornoch.com


Tee Times in 2022

The Council of Management have decided that no further visitor bookings will be taken for the period 1st April 2022

to 31 March 2023. This means that all available visitor tee times in this period can now be booked by members. If you

wish to do this please contact the office on bookings@royaldornoch.com

Covid 19

Please remember you MUST still book a tee time, check in with the Pro Shop and start from the 1st hole as Track and

Trace remains mandatory for everyone.

Signing in is still mandatory in the Clubhouse and you can do this using the NHS Scotland App or by writing your name,

phone number and time of arrival on the sheets provided. Please remember to CHECK OUT/SIGN OUT when you

leave the Clubhouse.

Within the clubhouse try and use a one way system of up the main stairs and down the back stairs and it is

recommended that there are no more than 3 households seated at a table with at least 1 metre between tables.

Castle Stuart Golf Links

As a member of Royal Dornoch you can take advantage of reduced green fees at Castle Stuart. In 2022 you will pay

£125 per round or £190 if you want to play 36 holes within a 7 day period - the standard fees for this is £245 and £315

respectively. You can also take non members of Royal Dornoch along with you at a reduced rate of £215 per round. If

you want to take advantage of that next year contact them direct on bookings@castlestuartgolf.com

Pro Shop

The Pro Shop hours for January will be from the first tee time to 4pm 7 days a week but may close earlier due to

weather or playing numbers. Contact them on 01862 811924 or email proshop@royaldornoch.com.

Office Hours

For January the office opening hours will be 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. It is still closed to visitors so please

contact them on 01862 810219 or bookings@royaldornoch.com

Clubhouse Bar & Catering

Bar - 10am to 6pm Sunday to Thursday and 10am to 8pm on Friday and Saturday.

Catering - Closed Monday and Tuesday; 10am to 4pm Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday; 10am to 6pm on Friday and


Please note that the clubhouse may close earlier than these times if there are no customers.


Upcoming Club Events

• Sat 8th Jan - Whisky Stableford

• Sun 9th Jan - Sunday Roast

• Mon 10th to Fri 28th Jan - Championship Course CLOSED

• Tues 11th Jan - Senior Stableford (Struie)

• Thurs 13th Jan - Pro’s Stableford (Struie)

• Sat 15th Jan - Whisky Stableford (Struie)

• Sun 16th Jan - Sunday Roast

• Tues 18th Jan - Seniors Roll Up (Struie)

• Thurs 20th Jan - Pro’s Stableford (Struie)

• Fri 21st Jan - Pizza Night

• Sat 22nd Jan - Whisky Stableford (Struie)

• Sun 23rd Jan - Sunday Roast


Golf Courses

The team were welcomed back to work on Wednesday after their Christmas break only to be greeted with cold frosty

weather and even some snow. However on the Championship Course we did manage to finish the turfing of the

pathway on the 8th hill and areas on the 7th fairway with the pathways between the 13th green and 14th tees prepared

for turfing and we did get some turf down on this area until we were stopped due to the frosty conditions. The cutting

and burning of the bushes on the right of the 15th continues.

Play from Mats - When you see a mat on a teeing ground then you MUST use this for your tee shot.

Bunkers - We have reinstated the Preferred Lie local rule for the time being.

Rakes - Please put rakes in the CENTRE of the bunker once you have exited and finished raking - see below.

Pitchmarks - Please repair your own and any others that you see.

Thanks for reading.

Happy Golfing!

Neil D. Hampton, General Manager

Stay safe. Protect others. Save lives.

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