As Brora golf club enters its 129th year, there are many reasons why the golf club has been
The golf course design is recognised as being one of James Braid’s finest pieces of work. The
green staff work tirelessly to preserve the original design whilst presenting a course that is
regularly acclaimed for its quality. The perfect balance between challenge and fun and in a
breath-taking setting. Our recently upgraded clubhouse provides a spectacular view of the
golf course and surrounding links land and our trained staff are on hand to make your visit to
Brora golf club smooth and enjoyable. Refreshments are available from the bar; food is
available from the restaurant and our Pro shop will take care of all your golfing needs.
Gleneagles may be more glamorous, Carnoustie more prestigious. It is Brora which is the most
northerly golf memorial to James Braid in his native Scotland.
Brora is also the headquarters of the James Braid Golfing Society, and while its President, Peter
Thomson, and fellow member Ronan Rafferty annually enthuse, the club golfer, the bedrock of the
game, will derive equal pleasure and satisfaction from Brora's 6211 yards.
Given 194 acres of Scottish links land to work on, what in 1923 was entitled "Braid's Plan" is hardly
altered. Here the visitor will enjoy the mixture of bent grass and beach sand, burn water and gorse
in glorious yellow May bloom. There is even a railway which comes into play from the tenth tee.
With the exception of the short sixth, the outward nine holes follow the contour of Kintradwell Bay in the
foreground, with a backdrop of the Sutherland foothills from Ben Bhraggie to the west, away to the Ord of
Caithness in the north-east.
The inward nine holes follow the fence line of the bordering croft land, with out of bounds to concentrate
the mind. Of the two short holes, the delightful 13th, Snake, winds back towards the sea, whilst the 18th
contains all the concerns of protecting a score against a bunkered green a two hundred yard carry away
and under the scrutiny of the clubhouse windows.