Brora is a traditional out and back Scottish seaside links and the most northerly example of a James Braid designed course.
Perhaps the strongest testimonial for play at Brora comes from five times Open Champion Peter Thomson who rates Brora as the "best traditional links course in the world" and a favourite course he still visits.
Brora remains close to the coastline, and exposed to the elements, for all its length. The original golf course was set out by Old Tom Morris but the current layout stays true to the Braid design opened for play in 1923.
There are beautiful mountain backdrops with Ben Bhraggie to the west. The inward nine holes follow the fence line of bordering croft land. Even with the out and back layout there are short holes facing in different directions to add to the test when the wind is in play.
Some unexpected companions on the course are the flock of sheep for whom the golf course is grazing land – the greens are protected by long slung electric wires. It all combines to a unique experience in which to test your links golfing skills.
Brora is at the northern end of a stretch of links courses from Tain upwards, via Dornoch and Golspie that make a golf trip to this scenic coastal part of Northern Scotland very worthwhile and highly enjoyable.
Brora Golf Club Golf Road Brora Sutherland KW9 6QS