In 1923 the famous 'Braid's Plan' resulted in a full 194 acres of Scottish links land transformed into the fabulous Brora golf course where visitors enjoy bent grass and beach sand, burn water and gorse in glorious yellow May bloom. There's even a railway, which comes into play from the tenth tee.

Brora's front nine closely follows the contours of scenic Kintradwell Bay, with the foothills of the Sutherland Hills and Ben Bhraggie in clear view as a dramatic backdrop to your game. Although the front and back nines follow a typical links layout, don’t be fooled. As any good links golfer knows, all it takes is one of the region's famously 'gentle' breezes, and you're suddenly looking at an entirely different game! 

Play Brora and you add your name to 126 years of exceptional golf, on a golf course design that's widely recognised as being one of James Braid’s finest pieces of work. A Brora golf experience delivers much more than glorious views, fun and worthy challenges. This course is known far and wide for its sheer quality, an accolade in a nation where the game is taken with the utmost seriousness. 

About Brora Golf Course – A Brief History

  • A fine natural, traditional sea links course founded in 1891
  • Originally a nine-hole course, later extended to 18 holes by Mr J. Sutherland
  • J H Taylor made some changes, as did James Braid who was commissioned to redesign the course in 1923
  • Home to most northerly golf memorial
  • The HQ of the James Braid Golfing Society
  • Famously tough to read and difficult-to-hit greens
  • Known for its friendly staff
  • Holds a popular annual Golf Week each summer
  • Features a smart, recently upgraded Club House

Brora scorecard
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Featured hole – Hole 18 

Your Brora golf experience culminates at the second of two notorious short holes. The first, hole 13, aptly called Snake, winds over to the sea, but the 18th offers the challenge of protecting your score against a bunkered green that’s a 200 yard carry away, witnessed by players relaxing in the nearby clubhouse.  

Known for majestic views and temperamental winds

Brora lets you experience for yourself all the delights of a traditional Scottish links golf, complete with beach and sea views so lovely you'll have to work hard not to be distracted from your game. You'll enjoy a true a classic layout complete with a nice, deceptively easy opening hole, plus further short holes that mean you'll have to think on your feet, adapting your play depending on whether the course is running fast or slow. Brora is also known for its keen winds, which can transform an ordinary day's play into something seriously tricky. 

Brora Golf Breaks

If you're searching for the best Brora golf and accommodation plus guaranteed Brora tee time, we at Experience St Andrews provide the very best golfing breaks in Scotland. Quality sits at the heart of everything we do. All our packages incorporate the best accommodation and courses the game has to offer, and guaranteed tee times. If you'd like to know more about our golf packages or anything else about our popular golfing holidays, we'd love to hear from you.  Please do get in touch.

Featured Brora golf package:

North East/Highlands 7-night Programme – Featuring 6 incredible rounds of Golf and 7 nights’ accommodation, this all-inclusive Brora golf vacation package is hard to beat. You’ll receive daily transfers, We provide a full program of golf at some of the world’s most famous courses.  This package is fully customisable so you can have the golf holiday experience of your dreams.