Perhaps I was a little biased by the fantastic sunny and calm day or by far the best score I ever shot on a links course, but for me Brora is the epitome of enjoyable golf. There's no blend quite like it when it comes to scenery, quality, authenticity and playability. It's a holiday course, yet will never get boring. It's covered with grazing sheep and cattle, yet it is k…
On a motor home tour of the Highlands, this James Braid gem of a course is a must. A classic links with testing par fours and teasing par threes, but with fairways that are inviting and generous. In fabulous condition and with everyone very welcoming.
The layout is classic: an easy opening hole, a short hole facing each cardinal point of the compass, a hole you can't reach in two shots and the last green under the clubhouse window. The Brora course will ensure that you use every club in the bag, and that you will have to adapt and manufacture according to whether the course is running fast or slow. The greens are renowned for their texture.The ball runs true on the seaside fescue. While pin placements are generous there are lovely swingy borrows on virtually every green. The sand is local and light, aiding recovery, the bunkers strategic but fair. As with all seaside links there are special places, the panorama of seascape and landscape from the second tee, the proximity of the sea to the 9th green, should there be time to bathe your feet. The 13th, is one of the jewels in Braid's crown. Tarbatness, the 17th, so called because of the lighthouse which gives the line. With the elevated tee, this is one of the best driving holes in all Scotland. The rough is negligible in order to facilitate play, you ought to return home with all the golf balls you brought! Overall the golf course is a holiday treat, the clubhouse modern and comfortable, the catering excellent.