Brora Golf Club

Brora Golf Club

One of the most northern golf courses in Scotland Brora Golf Club is a hidden Highland Gem.

Lying on the east cost of Sutherland it is only 20 miles north of Royal Dornoch.

Driving from Inverness over the Black Isle through Dornoch and Golspie  is most enjoyable with fantastic scenery.

Redesigned by James Braid in 1923, Brora Golf Club is the most northerly golf memorial to Braid.

A traditional Scottish links layout with 9 holes going out and 9 holes back in.

The front 9 holes at Brora are unusual in that they all hug the coastline along Kintradwell Bay.

The layout offers magnificent panoramic views and the inward nine holes follow the boundaries of the bordering croft land.

This allows out of bounds to come into play.

A Par 3 on the back nine, the magnificent 13th hole is named "Snake" as it winds back towards the sea

The 18th contains all the concerns of protecting a score against a bunkered green.

This long Par 3 is normally a two hundred yard carry under the view of the clubhouse windows.

Features are a mixture of bent grass and beach sand, burn water and gorse in glorious yellow May bloom. T

here is even a railway which comes into play from the tenth tee.

Although measuring only 6156 yards from the Medal Tees, the burns, gorse, water, out of bounds including the railway line all combine to make it a very tough Par 69.

With only one par 5 on the card it is one of the toughest golf courses in the highlands of Scotland.

Play to your handicap here and you have done very well indeed.

If planning a Highland Golf Tour taking in Royal Dornoch, Nairn and Castle Stuart, it is well worth considering including Brora Golf Club.