Brora Golf Club

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Overview

It is James Braid's most northerly design and the headquarters of the James Braid Golfing Society.

Peter Thomson regarded it as one of his very favourites.

Brora Golf Club Reviews

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Brora Golf Club Videos

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Golf Course Review

Brora Golf Club has gained cult status among the international golf crowd. I guess they're catching up with what so many knew for so long... Brora is simply special. During 2020, the club was on the verge of financial collapse until the golf community at large came ou in full support of the club. The club is laid back with no formal dress code, even allowing jeans on the course and in the clubhouse.

Its origins stretch back to 1891 as a nine-hole layout. This was extended to 18 holes in 1900. In 1924, James Braid completed his redesign and it is largely the course so many know and love today. Laid out over 192 acres, the outward nine runs virtually parallel with Kintradwell Bay before returning by way of the railway and fence line. A common land links, it is roamed by sheep and cattle. The characteristic fences ringing the greens is a hallmark of this type of golf so common in the UK. It is considered to be one of James Braid's finest.

How good is it? Tom Doak and the Confidential Guide Doak Scale raters put it on par with Royal Birkdale, The Addington, Alwoodley, Gleneagles King's, Woking and Saunton East!


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