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Brora Golf Club

Golf Road,

Brora, Sutherland KW9 6QS

  • Office

    +44 (0)1408 621 417
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1408 621 473
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1408 622 157
  • Golf pro

    Malcolm Murray (Club Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland and rural countryside

  • Designer:

    James Braid

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6156
5872
5273
Par
69
69
71
SSS or slope
70
69
71

Location

Latitude:

58.011900

Longitude:

-3.846341

How to get there:

63 miles N of Inverness

From the A9, approx 18 miles north of the Dornoch Firth Bridge, and in the centre of Brora, turn right into Golf Road. Follow road for o.5 miles to Golf Club, which is on your right.

Brora Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1891

Brora Golf Club: The gently undulating duneland of Brora is home to one of Scotland's lesser known gems, and one that commands great respect amongst golf aficionados. Laid out on wonderfully open expansive links terrain, the course roams out-and-back along the seashore just to the north of the village.

Brora's rolling fairways and rough are maintained in part by the green-keeping staff, and in part by a dedicated band of sheep and cattle; these highly efficient grass-munchers ensuring that ball-finding from wayward shots is not as difficult as on many seaside links courses.

The course really comes into its own on and around the greens, which is where your score will flourish or founder. Protected from the livestock by electrified wire, the firm greens are home to all manner of slopes and borrows. There's also deep revetted bunkers and steepish run-offs to contend with around the putting surfaces; the run-offs will either gather your ball into the sand, or ensure a deft touch is required to connect with the putting surface.

The scenic Sutherland foothills combine with wonderful sea views to provide the backdrop for James Braid's excellent layout ... one that's regarded as amongst his finest. The more you play Brora the more likely you are to become one of its many devotees, enchanted by its excellent layout, wonderful views, authenticity and at times rustic character.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Oct): £95 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, day tickets, discounts, etc. <i>[Last updated: 2020].</i>

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Just visible from the golf course is the famous Clynelish distillery, making a single malt whisky of that name. Brora is also the headquarters of the James Braid Golfing Society.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 92nd best course in Britain & Ireland; 31st best in Scotland.

Where2Stay

  • Royal Marine Hotel, Restaurant & Spa4-star

    Golf Road, Brora, Sutherland KW9 6QS

    +44 (0)1408 621 252

    Visit website

    Built in the early 1900's by renowned Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer as a private Country House, the hotel has recently undergone an extensive and exciting refurbishment. The hotel is within walking distance of the charming village of Brora and 1 minute from the golf course and sandy beach.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Brora

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Royal Dornoch; Golspie

  • The Golf Links Hotel3-star

    Church Street, Golspie, Sutherland

    +44 (0)1408 633 408

    Visit website

    The Golf Links is a friendly, family-run hotel in Golspie, with a seafront location and beautiful views overlooking the Dornoch Firth. It is located right alongside the beach and immediately adjacent to the 18-hole Golspie Golf Course.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Golspie

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Brora; Royal Dornoch; Skibo Castle; Tain.

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