Royal Dornoch Golf Club looks to the future with a new clubhouse
August 2 2019
Taking its cue from the current clubhouse the plans envisage creating a split public/private building centred on a ‘carved’ staircase linking two arched entrances to the west and north.
A feature stairwell at the heart of this space would provide access to higher levels lined by exhibition materials and historic artefacts, leading visitors up to a bar and restaurant space complete with panoramic views across the Championship course.
With one eye to the heritage of the site architects, Keppie Design has also added a clock tower and chimney to provide further variety to the roofline. In a design statement, the practice wrote: “Animating the roofline further still, a chimney is erected, responding to the internal space planning providing separation between the main lounge and second lounge. An iconic clock tower is created on the corner between the 1st tee and 18th green, always in mind and guiding the golfers/starter.”
Clad in stone and slate the clubhouse will be given a textured finish at the lower ground floor plinth before rising through upper levels as a ‘smooth carved object’.