Brora Golf Club
Go back in time at classic links along the North Sea
These days, no matter where you go, golf is a thoroughly modern affair. Phones, GPS, electronic tools, music, and more demand attention on the course. Brora is the antithesis of this. It’s a classic links stretching along an endless sea for nine holes, before turning to return. Sheep and cattle have roam free over the course (except the electric fence-protected greens), keeping the rough to a minimum. At Brora, it’s simply about great golf in a wonderfully memorable setting far from modernity.
The links embraces the gentle flow of dunes around Kintradwell Bay, in a classic out-and-back routing. I considered it a perfect foil to Royal Dornoch, with two additional benefits: sheep and cattle roam the fairways, creating that golf-from-the-ages quality, and golfers will find absolutely no fairway distance markers of any kind. Put that GPS device away and use your head … and your heart.Golf Digest
Brora is the perfect example of how simple and brilliant golf can be. This natural links that James Braid has routed over perfect golfing land is quite simply out of this world. Its naturalness is only bettered by its brilliance. The creased landscape is ideal for golf and the simplicity is its genius.
Brora hasn’t changed for decades – no developer came in and built a giant clubhouse, nobody bought the surrounding farmland for house development, and nobody built a huge hotel next door. Brora’s location well-north in the Highlands protects from that and the experience is as pure as it gets.
Exposed to fierce sea winds, Braid’s course heads out and back along the shore in a classic single loop and features a memorable array of green sites and naturally undulating fairway structures. There are also a number of genuinely outstanding golf holes to feast on, such as the driveable opener, the 5th, 11th and treacherous short threes at the 6th and 9th. The real highlights, though, come within a closing stretch of considerable dramatic merit.Planet Golf
What To Know
Yardage & Tees
When to Play
March through June is the driest season, while the warmest temperatures can be found June through September. April through November is a fine time to play Brora, with May-June being your best bet.
|May||£68, 8am to 4pm. £40 after 4pm|
|June||£68, 8am to 4pm. £40 after 4pm|
|July||£68, 8am to 4pm. £40 after 4pm|
|August||£68, 8am to 4pm. £40 after 4pm|
|September||£68, 8am to 4pm. £40 after 4pm|
|October||£68, 8am to 4pm. £40 after 4pm|
Note: Juniors under 18 play free if accompanied by a full paying adult.
Greens fees last verified November 2018. View them on broragolfclub.co.uk
Visitor Tee Times
Rentals & Caddies
Clubs are available to rent for £20. Book them in advance.
Pull carts are available for £4.
Electric hand carts are available for £10.
Golf carts are £25.