Brora now reflects the classic tenets of Highland links golf design, with a gentle opening and its short holes facing different directions. As such, the golfer must negotiate the prevailing wind in all directions, and considering the course's exposed position, it is often more than a gentle breeze.
Most notable at Brora are the 13th green, one of the jewels in Braid's considerable crown, and the elevated 17th tee, where the golfer must drive toward Tarbatness, the lighthouse after which the hole is named.
Ronan Rafferty is a known fan, and has said that, "For the connoisseur, Brora is well worth the journey."
||70 (Men) 71 (Ladies)
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As the serving headquarters of The James Braid Golfing Society, Braid's design qualities are showcased perfectly at Brora. Measuring just over 6,200 yards against a par of 70, the course runs along the Moray Firth before for the front 9 before turning back to run back for the closing 9 holes.
On a warm-light-breezy day, there are far better places to be in the world to play golf than Brora. Whilst it's length might not be considered long by modern standards, the challenge is found in undulating greens and small pot bunkers which are on hand to funnel the ball away from the fast-running greens.
Taking a trip to The Highlands for a golf tour is something that every golfer should do. With a range of golf courses that have a history amongst the very pioneers of the game as well as a warm-welcome golfers heading here are assured a very memorable golfing trip.