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Award winning luxury accommodation & fine dining with the charm, grace and elegance of the world's finest small hotels, adjacent to the 1st tee at Royal Dornoch Golf Club

#1 Golf Hotel in the Highlands - The Scottish Hotel Awards 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018

#1 Luxury Hotel in the Highlands - The Scottish Hotel Awards 2015, 2016 & 2017

Golf Digest 18 Coolest Places to Stay - 2017

TripAdvisor 2015 #7 Luxury Hotel in United Kingdom

Brora Golf Club is Exceptional, A Must Play! 

Brora Golf Club is located a short 20 minute drive north of Links House.  Founded in 1891, with an initial nine-hole layout designed by Old Tom Morris, Brora was revised at the turn of the century to an 18-hole layout by John Sutherland, the legendary Secretary at Royal Dornoch.  In 1924 James Braid (five time Open Champion) was invited to review the Brora layout and his suggested changes remain largely unaltered to this day.  In classic Highland understatement, Brora is referred to as a “traditional” links course meaning it has an agrarian, no-frills approach.  Five-time Open champion Peter Thomson stated Brora was “the best traditional links course in the world, and certainly Braids finest”. 

Brora's Amazing Pedigriee - Old Tom Morris, John Sutherland and James Braid

This is a classic Links course in the North Berwick and Prestwick tradition yet in a rural rather than urban setting.  There is even a railway which comes into play from Greenhill, the 10th, tee.  With the exception of Witch, the short 6th, the outward 9 holes follow the contour along beautiful Kintradwell Bay. The inward 9 holes, reminiscent of North Berwick, are increasingly strategic and stunning. The delightful 13th, Snake, winds back toward the sea, whilst the finishing 3 holes are simply tremendous.  Plateau, the exceptional #16, is remarkably similar to North Berwick’s famous #14, Perfection.  Tarbatness, #17, is among the most exceptional driving holes in Scotland.  And Brora’s famous and extraordinary 18th Home, a 201 yard par-3, must be attacked with vigor under the scrutiny and smiles from the clubhouse windows.

The mountain, links and sea views are simply stunning and the light is mesmerizing.  The wind also plays an important role in any round; sometimes your friend, sometimes your foe.  At least three unique features dominate one’s memory from a day at Brora: the grazing cattle and sheep on the course contained by electric fenced greens (don’t worry they don’t actually affect play), the speed and nuances of the greens, and the wonderful views.

Find out more about Brora Golf Club.

Brora Golf Club
+44 (0) 1408 621417

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Golf Road,
Scotland, IV25 3LW

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