Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle

The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle

Skibo Castle,

Dornoch, Sutherland IV25 3RQ

  • Office

    +44 (0)1862 894 600
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1862 894 660
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1862 894 601

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland (Dornoch Firth), riverside (Loch and River Evelix) and open moorland.

  • Designer:

    Donald Steel (a coincidence that Andrew Carnegie made his fortune in steel!).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6833
6207
5465
Par
71
71
72
SSS or slope
74.2
71.4
73.4

Location

Latitude:

57.857767

Longitude:

-4.119186

How to get there:

40 miles N of Inverness

From Inverness take the A9 direction Wick. After Tain and Glen Morangie cross over the Dornoch Firth bridge. After o.5 mi turn left, direction Meikle Ferry. After 1 mi turn right at green sheds, and follow road to Skibo Castle.

The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1994

The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle: this revered name amongst Scottish golf courses, has until now been almost impossible to play ... unless you knew a member. Once the exclusive preserve of its wealthy international clientele, the Carnegie Club now offers limited access to play on its Links, to non-members of the Club. Two four-ball public tee-times are now available on weekdays during the summer months.

Under the guidance of its current owners, Skibo Castle (and the Carnegie Club) reflects both the style and the ideals of its original owner - Andrew Carnegie. If you make it onto the tee-sheet, you'll find an excellently maintained and presented course, with its links-golf credentials underscored by rolling dune-lined fairways, deep pot bunkers and plenty of gorse and heather.

Several holes on the Carnegie Links follow the shoreline of Dornoch Firth, affording magnificent views along the Firth and onto the surrounding Ross-shire hills and moorland. On the northside of the course the holes run alongside Loch Evelix, and the river of the same name. Undoubtedly one of the finest courses in the north of Scotland ... and less than five miles up the road is majestic Royal Dornoch.

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  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle
  • Photo of The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle

Visitors

Who can play and when?

The Carnegie Links (a facility of the Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle), now offers a limited number of public tee times, with two four-balls available Monday to Friday from mid-May to early-October.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes (mid-May thru' early Oct only): £350pp (for a four-ball group), includes use of a locker, practice facilities, half-way house, three-course lunch at the Skibo Clubhouse (excl alcohol) and a memento gift bag.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2021].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Skibo Castle is the home of the Carnegie Club, one of the world’s most exclusive private clubs, named after the celebrated philanthropist and steel magnate, Andrew Carnegie. At the turn of the 20th century, Carnegie was the richest man in the world. He chose Skibo Castle as his country retreat, in the land of his birth.

The 8,500 acre estate is as stunning today as it was a century ago and the castle, imposing yet comfortable, enables guests to feel at home straight away. The name "Skibo" is Norse in origin, dating back to the 9th century, when the Vikings arrived from Norway and settled here.

Published ranking

GB&I: 21st best course in Britain & Ireland (Golf World, 2020/21).
Scotland: 12th best course in Scotland (Golf World, 2021).

Where2Stay

  • Skibo Castle5-star +

    Skibo Castle, Dornoch, Sutherland IV25 3RQ

    +44 (0)1862 894 600

    Visit website

    Skibo Castle is a private residence only open to members of the Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle. The 21 castle bedrooms are of generous proportions and retain many of the original Edwardian features. Furnished in comfortable traditional style, each bedroom has a character of its own, and all enjoy views over the estate.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Tain; Royal Dornoch; Golspie; Brora

  • Dornoch Castle Hotel3-star

    Castle Street, Dornoch, Sutherland IV25 3SD

    +44 (0)1862 810 216

    Visit website

    Steeped in Scottish history and fascinating legends, the 15th century Dornoch Castle Hotel firmly stands its ground opposite the inspiring 12th century Dornoch Cathedral. Set in private and beautifully manicured gardens.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Royal Dornoch (Championship & Struie courses)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Golspie; Brora; Tain; Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle.

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