Brora Golf Club
Brora Golf Club was established in 1891. Renowned golf course architect and five times British Open champion, James Braid redesigned the course in 1923 and though Braid’s most famous work was probably completed at Gleneagles, the course created at Brora stands shoulder to shoulder with the very best.
Located in the Scottish Highlands, close to other great courses like Golspie and Royal Dornoch and approximately one hour north of Inverness, the par 69 layout at Brora Golf Club has stood the passing test of time and represents a fair and challenging test of the skills of links golf.
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
The jewel in the Highland golfing crown is Royal Dornoch Golf Club. Universally rated as being in the world’s top 20 golf courses, Royal Dornoch is unique among the great links of Scotland in that it has never hosted the British Open. Not a reflection of its quality, this is solely because of Dornoch’s remote location. However remote it may be though, this links is a must play course on any golfing trip to Scotland.
The quality of Royal Dornoch is immediately apparent from the array of golfers, who have graced its fairways. Vardon, Locke, Norman, Crenshaw and Watson are among the many to have been impressed with the challenge. When Tom Watson played the course prior to winning the Open at Muirfield in 1980, he remarked that the experience was “the most fun I’ve ever had on a golf course”. The course is also the home of legendary course designer Donald Ross and inaugural venue for our Donald Ross Invitational.
Nairn Golf Club
Set on the Moray Firth coast in the Highlands of Scotland, Nairn represents traditional Scottish links golf at its very best. Nairn Golf Club has hosted numerous major amateur and professional events but is probably best known for hosting the Walker Cup. The fact that Nairn was chosen as host to this prestigious event speaks volumes for the quality of the course. Certainly, one of Scotland’s finest and most picturesque links courses, the par 72 layout at Nairn comprises over 100 bunkers, which guard subtle greens and gorse lined fairways, which unanimously demand accurate ball striking. The course lies directly on the coast and offers all the natural hazards one would expect, including an abundance of heather, whins and burns. Always in excellent condition, its greens are renowned as being fast and true.
Royal Aberdeen Golf Club
Set alongside a picturesque shoreline featuring sweeping sand dunes, Royal Aberdeen is a highly rated traditional links course. Possessing many eye-catching features, most notably the quality of the opening and closing holes, it boasts a balance of long and short par 4’s, testing par 3’s and tricky par 5′, which due to wind speed and direction, play differently each day. The course runs out and back along the shore, with individual holes switching direction at regular intervals, bringing an element of variety and balance to this fine test of golf.
Cruden Bay Golf Club
Cruden Bay is situated on the east coast of Scotland 23 miles north of Aberdeen, 8 miles south of Peterhead and only a two-hour drive from St Andrews, the “Home of Golf”. The Course offers an internationally famous golfing experience – old fashioned links golf at its best – on one of the best links courses in Scotland. Creating unique challenges demanding the skills of power, placement and fine judgement upon the discerning golfer. Set against a backdrop of subtly contoured greens and magnificent panoramic views, our Course truly justifies the accolades it receives.