Brora Golf Club
Coursetype: A traditional Scottish links where golfer will enjoy the mixture of bent grass and beach sand, burn water and gorse. The most northerly James Braid course follows the true links setting of 9 out and 9 in.
Number Of Holes: 18
Yardage: From the white tees 6156 yards.
Bar/Restaurant: The spacious clubhouse provides excellent bar and catering facilities with stunning views over the course
Drinks/Snacks: Bar snacks and sandwiches are available all day
Changing Facilities: The Ladies and Gents locker rooms provide changing facilities for the visitor
Shower Facilities: Showers available for visitors use
Scorecard and layout
Brora Golf Club Scorecard and Course layout. Click or Tap Image to see full size
Pro-Shop: The pro shop carries a wide selection of current clothing, with and without club logo, the very latest leading brands in golf clubs and golf equipment. The shop is also able to provide a full range of repairs from re-gripping to re-shafting clubs
Golf Club Hire: Golf clubs are availble to hire, caddies are available but requests for caddies should be made to the Office at the earliest opportunity
Buggy Hire: Buggies available to hire best to pre book to ensure availability
Trolley Hire: Pull and battery powered trolleys available to hire
Practice Area: Small practice area includes nets
Putting Practice: Large practice putting green available
In their Words…….
2016 marked our 125th Anniversary and Royal Dornoch is celebrating 400 years of recorded golf, two extra special reasons to come golfing in Sutherland. Recognised as probably the best example of the great James Braids course designs and certainly the one that has kept to the original vision of the games greatest architect.
Brora hugs the coastline and commands breathtaking mountain and sea views just 20 minutes north of Royal Dornoch and an hour from Inverness. 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 6110 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.Brora Golf Club