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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6211
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Private
Designed by James Braid, Brora Golf Club hasn't changed much since the revered golf course architect left the grounds in 1923. It remains a traditional links layout measuring 6,156 yards from the tips. The golf course, home to the James Braid Golfing Society, unfolds over 194 acres of land. Golfers will enjoy the mixture of bent grass and beach sand - and be wise to keep an eye out for the railway that comes into pay on the 10-th tee.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 6211 yards
Yellow 70 5951 yards
Red 71 5273 yards
Scorecard for Brora Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 68.7/117 297 344 447 325 428 190 350 501 162 3044 435 497 362 125 334 430 345 438 201 3167 6211
Yellow M: 67.2/113 W: 69.2/117 280 334 447 313 418 164 340 501 149 2946 425 491 314 108 305 399 335 438 19 2834 5780
Red W: 66.1/111 276 323 413 277 378 153 333 430 141 2724 395 383 273 108 282 324 256 386 142 2549 5273
Handicap 13 9 1 15 3 7 11 5 17 6 8 10 18 16 2 12 4 14
Par 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 35 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 35 70
Handicap (W) 13 9 7 15 1 11 3 5 17 2 10 6 18 12 8 14 4 16

Course Details

Year Built 1891
Architect James Braid

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Caddies Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No formal code but visitors are asked to dress smartly on the course and in the clubhouse.

Reviews

4.4
9

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 3
Family Dining 1
Watching the Game 1
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 4
Undulating Greens 4
Elevation Changes 3
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
Locals 5
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 4
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6
Convenient to the City 1
Near Local Attractions 1
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Played On 08/10/2015
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather

Quirky

Lovely course in a great setting. Quite a few blind tee shots. Takes a bit of getting used to the sheep & cows wandering all over the place and the electric wires circling every green that are there to, presumably, keep the livestock off of them. Bit of a slow round due to being stuck behind 2 pedestrian 4 balls but it didn't really matter. Greens in great nick and the Golf Now Hot Deal price we paid was an absolute steal.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On 06/01/2015
Handicap 5-9
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Average weather

A true links in the Highlands

The bucket-listers can chase Royal Dornoch all they want. I'll take the 6,200-yard Brora instead. The front nine roams right along the sea, ending at the most scenic spot on the course, the par-3 ninth hole. The back nine returns to the clubhouse on slightly higher ground, so the water views are still present. Sheep and cattle share the fairways. They're the reason for the electric fences around the greens. A burn flows through multiple holes, keeping things interesting. As for playability, the rough in the dunes is demanding but fair. You can always find your ball. Brora is beautiful.
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On 09/30/2014
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather

Brora Golf

Worth the drive to Brora...mainly a walkers course ...tough to see the next fairway and where to land the ball but that's what makes it challenging...imperative to get a course guide book...can be windy so choose a calm day if possible. Relax take your time and enjoy the course, scenery etc.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Played On 08/24/2014
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Watch out for the livestock!

First time I have played amongst sheep and cattle, greens fenced to keep them off! Greens were in good condition, fairways true links style, wind was benign on the day but can imagine the course has a nasty side when wind blows. Lots of interesting holes and testing long pars 4s.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Played On 08/19/2014
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Poor weather

A wonderful test of golf

This is a great links couse as difficult s any other links course includiing some more expensive and well known ones. The weather was bad, wind and rain so very testing. Sharing the course with grazing sheep and cows adds to the interest too. A great course and a great round of golf.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On 07/24/2014
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Denver Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Must Play in the Highlands

If you are up in the Highlands to play Dornoch, then you need to warm up at Brora. This is a delightful seaside links. The links play fast and firm. The par 3s are memorable and have about a 4 club difference. The par 5 eleventh with a burn in front of the green was memorable. The majority of the front nine plays along the sea and there is not any out of bounds. If you want/need to play from the beach, then you can. Yes, you will play among livestock, yes the links is classic outward nine in one direction and inward nine the other; however, Brora is a charming seaside links with a nice variation in the length of holes. The back nine is the better of the two (despite being inland). Clubhouse was welcoming as well as the locals at the 19th hole. You can watch people come in from the clubhouse. Sunrises must be amazing here. The pace of play was spectacular-just under 3 hours. Overshadowed by Dornoch, I would still recommend coming here-you won't regret it.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On 07/10/2014
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

What a links value.

It was the first time playing this course. We picked it as a warm up course for Royal Dornoch. The experience was excellent. The weather was perfect and the course was in great condition. Right along the ocean with great views. I will return.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On 05/15/2014
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather

True links golf

True links golf with sea on the right on first nine holes but never in play. No big sand dunes but the course undulates and you get the odd bounce here and there. The 7th hole has a burn across the front of the green and is an excellent hole as is the par 3 9th which plays down to the beach. Back nine holes were very slow as we caught up people using caddies. Can't comment about the 19th hole as we didn't go in, I think this was due to a combination of the slow play on the back nine and the unhelpful person in the pro shop when we arrived. He didn't seem to care if we had come to play the course or not. Beware of the greens, if you are short you roll off, if you are long you roll off, they are a great challenge. Enjoyed the course and would play it again.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Fair
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Played On 05/15/2014
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather

Challenging greens

I hope the man in the pro shop was having a bad day as I would like to think he was normally more pleasant. We set off behind two three balls and were enjoying the challenges of the course. particularly the greens - dont be short and don't be long on them. The pace of play was good and there were no hold ups until we got to 11th hole when there were three groups on the hole, ourselves, one of the three balls in front of us and a different three ball. We then waited on every shot until the 18th and on the 13th we sat on the tee for about 1/2 hour! Overall the course was in good condition and the greens excellent if a tad slow but if like me you have issues with links courses where you do not know where the fairway is from the tee then you may not enjoy the challenge.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Fair
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent

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