James Braid had the vision to create something of great beauty. A traditional links course. That tradition is still alive and well and growing in stature at Brora.
Here is unveiled a links where little has changed since his visit in 1923.nnRonan Rafferty
Brora presents all the attributes of the Scottish seaside links, there is bent and gorse - often in full bloom for Golf Week - Juniper and Thyme in profusion. 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 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.