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Brora Golf Club

Brora Golf Club

Perhaps one of the least well-known of Scotland's many Links courses, this northern gem deserves a lot more respect and attention than it gets. Based in the Highlands, Brora Golf Club is another James Braid masterpiece design. It's a traditional style links course with the front 9 extending away from the clubhouse with the north sea to your right, where you will contest against narrow fast fairways, large gorse areas and thick grasses. Brora is a great, fun golf course to play with loads of character.

It is also the headquarters of the James Braid Golfing Society, and for good reason - this course is a true Scottish gem that golfers of all levels will enjoy. With the Arctic Tern as the club emblem here's hoping you'll grab a few birdies yourself.

A Brief History of Brora Golf Club Scotland

Originally formed on 2nd November 1891, Brora Golf Club was extended from 9 to 18 holes in the early 1900s. There were a few tweaks by John Henry Taylor thereafter before James Braid was paid £24 to provide a new course design. This Scottish masterpiece spread across 194 acres of links land, has hardly changed since the original "Braid's Plan" was implemented in 1923.

Course Design at Golf Club Brora

The course at the Brora Golf Club is a true gem of Scotland’s northeast coast. The par-69 course features undulating fairways, tricky bunkers, and challenging greens. The natural terrain is used greatly, with the course winding through rolling dunes and along the coastline. 

The first four holes offer a gentle start to the round, but things start to get more challenging at the fifth hole, where the course starts to play along the coast. The first nine hug the contour of Kintradwell Bay, offering a stunning backdrop of the Sutherland foothills stretching from Ben Bhraggie to the Ord of Caithness in the northeast. The ninth hole is one of the most memorable on the course, playing alongside the beach and providing stunning views of the North Sea.

As you make your way through the course, keep an eye out for the railway which comes into play from the tenth tee. The inward nine holes follow the bordering croft land, with out-of-bounds ready to challenge your focus.

The course features two short holes, including the splendid 13th hole, “Snake,” which winds its way back towards the sea. The 18th hole will test your mettle with a bunkered green requiring a 200-yard carry and the scrutiny of the clubhouse windows.

Facilities and Amenities

At Brora Club, they take pride in a rich tradition of being an integral part of the local village community. They warmly welcome visiting golfers and their families to enjoy all the club and community offers.

To ensure that members, their friends, and holiday-makers have a memorable and enjoyable "Brora experience," they organize a fantastic program of entertainment throughout the year. From fun dances to lively concerts, exciting quizzes, and much more, there's something for everyone.

At Brora, there is an excellent range of food and drinks with a bar and kitchen that opens from early morning to early evening midweek.

Malcolm Murray is the friendly face of Brora Golf Club's Professional Shop. As the Club Professional and a local who grew up playing at Brora, he is always ready to welcome you to the course and provide helpful guidance upon arrival.

The shop is fully stocked with a wide range of branded clothing and accessories, including club sweaters and Brora Golf Club crested headcovers. If you're in need of any golfing essentials, just let them know and they'll be happy to assist you.

Are you looking for some equipment repairs or upgrades? No problem - they can handle everything from re-gripping to re-shafting your clubs. Plus, as members of Foremost Golf, they can offer the best prices on clubs. So why not stop by the shop and get some expert advice and a great deal from Malcolm?

Fees at Brora Golf Club 2024

2023 Green Fee Tariffs Rates for Scottish Golfers - Available to those who are members of a golf club located in Scotland.
We are pleased to offer a special rate for to Scottish golfers. Please contact our Reservations Office for the rate, as this cannot be booked online.

Green Fees Brora Golf Club 2023

 Season Times Outwith UK *Members of Scottish Golf Clubs

  Winter Course Rate (Course adapted to winter playing conditions,        effective 7 November 2022 to 28 March 2023  (**STC)

  • Monday -Sunday 08:00-15:00 £50 per round £40 per round
  •  April Monday -Sunday 08:00-15:00 £80 per round £70 per round
  • May to October Monday -Sunday 08:00-15:00 £125 per round £95 per round
  • May to October – Twilight Golf Monday -Sunday after 15:00 £65 per round £65 per round

*Proof of membership of another golf club located in Scotland will be required at time of booking.

** STC Subject To Change

Equipment Hire per round
  • Ride on Buggies(Carts) £ 30
  • Clubs £ 20
  • Pull Trolleys £  5
  • Power trolleys £ 12
  • Caddies £ 50 + tip

Membership at Brora Golf

Membership fees 2023

Membership is currently available in the following categories:             

Adult Playing Membership

£440.00 pa + Scottish Golf Levy

Country Membership for members residing outwith a 35 mile radius of Brora.

£340.00 pa + Scottish Golf Levy

International Membership for members living overseas

£340.00 pa + Scottish Golf Levy

Highland Membership for members of another Highland club in the Highland Council region.

£240.00 pa – no levy

Playing ≤ 30 as at 1 January

£330.00 pa + Scottish Golf Levy

Playing ≤ 25 as at 1 January

£220.00 pa + Scottish Golf Levy

Playing 19 ≤ 21 as at 1 January

£110.00 pa + Scottish Golf Levy

Youth 16 ≤ 18 as at 1 January

£30.00 pa – no levy

Junior ≤16 as at 1 January

£10.00 pa – no levy

Social Members (non-playing)

£40.00 pa – no levy

You can apply for a membership online and this is not required to be proposed and seconded by an existing member of the Brora Golf Club.

Where is Brora Golf Club?

This is located in the town of Brora, in the Sutherland area of the Scottish Highlands. The club is easily accessible by car, with the A9 running just a few miles to the west of the town. Visitors traveling from further afield can fly into Inverness airport, which is approximately 60 miles south of Brora, and hire a car to complete the remainder of their journey.

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