Royal Dornoch, Scotland
"The course measures 6,732 yards from the championship tees, 6,514 from the medal tees, and 6,229 from the regular markers; par is 70. Since neither of the par 5s (496 and 506 yards) nor the one-shotters (177, 163, 147, and 166 yards) call for strong hitting, that requirement must be left to the par 4s. In fact, from the regular tees, eight of the 12 extend beyond 400 yards. And in a number of instances the long approach called for is to a plateau green, occasionally crowned and with sharp and shaven falloffs on the sides. Deft little pitches and chips or scuttles with the putter from somewhere off the green are at the heart of good scoring here. No hole is without challenge or charm; many holes possess both."