Yet another Scottish golf links with roots in the 19th
century, Brora Golf Club was established in 1891. Renowned golf course
architect and five times British Open champion, James Braid redesigned
the course in 1923 and though Braid's most famous work was probably completed
at Gleneagles, the course created at Brora stands shoulder to shoulder
with the very best.
Located in the Scottish Highlands approximately one hour north of Inverness,
Brora Golf Club's par 69 layout has stood the passing test of time and
represents a fair and challenging test of the skills of links golf. Working
with a property apparently untouched since the influence of glaciers,
James Braid worked wonders with the 144 acres at his disposal and the
dunes, swings, borrows and surrounding beauty of Brora will truly gladden
Brora Golf Club presents all the attributes of a traditional Highland
links course. With a classic out and back layout, the golfer must adapt
their game and manufacture the shots that are required as and when the
wind speed and direction change. As with most seaside links, there are
some very special places throughout that appear totally unspoiled by the
influence of man.
From the panorama of seascape and surrounding landscape on the second
tee to the sounds of sea spray on the ninth, the golfer finds themselves
almost constantly distracted from the task of putting a good score together.
Two of the finest holes at Brora include the 17th and 18th, a demanding
par four and long par three respectively. From an elevated tee, taking
your line as the lighthouse, the penultimate hole represents as fine a
driving hole as can be found anywhere, while the last, a par 3 of over
200 yards, provides a fitting finish.
Skibo Castle (30 minutes),
Morangie House Hotel (40 minutes), Culloden
House (80 minutes), Swallow
Kingsmills Hotel (80 minutes)