Right around the time that Galileo was peering through his telescope at Jupiter and just as the Pilgrims were charting a voyage to Plymouth Rock, golf was taking shape across the hollowed links at Dornoch.
This was 400 years ago.
And since its recorded birth 1616, the course has received all the trappings of a legend; from Old Tom Morris’ architectural handiwork and first employer of Donald Ross to a sterling trophy donation by Andrew Carnegie and Tom Watson’s superlative and career-defining experience.
Fast-forward to today in which the game of golf in Dornoch celebrates it's quadricentennial – she has most certainly become one of the most hallowed and revered golfing destinations in the game.
The aura of Royal Dornoch transcends beyond its nestled place between the haunting Highlands and North Sea in Scotland. And its shield, emblazed with a Sutherland wild cat victoriously presenting a silver horseshoe, serves as a universal symbol of authentic links golf and the timeless purist of adventure.
Even if you have simply heard faint whispers of the course’s magic, you understand the vaulted status and rare company in which Royal Dornoch sits.
Thus, in honor of this particular links’ umbrella of inspiration and influence that the course holds to this day, Seamus Golf has launched a collection of dry goods to purvey and portray the heritage and spirit from four centuries of golf at Royal Dornoch.
Featuring a classic and proprietary tartan mixed with waxed canvas and melton wool, each head cover, along with the Hand Forged® Ball Marks, host the famous and beloved logo. The signature Seamus leather tab has been adorned with significant dates as a humble reminder of the course’s historic milestone
To 400 more years.