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Message from Alistair Risk, Club President

2016 marks our 125th Anniversary and Royal Dornoch is celebrating 400 years of recorded golf, two extra special reasons to come golfing in Sutherland. Recognised as probably the best example of the great James Braids course designs and certainly the one that has kept to the original vision of the games greatest architect, Brora hugs the coastline and commands breathtaking mountain and sea views just 20 minutes north of Royal Dornoch and an hour from Inverness. Five times Open Champion Peter Thomson rates Brora as “the best traditional links course in the world” while writers and players galore glory in its fabulous setting, its superb condition and the devilish challenges this hidden gem offers. Make sure you include this golfing treat in your Highland Golf Escape. Visit Brora in 2016 and join in our Golf week with Jim Farmer or just come and enjoy a great course.

I look forward to welcoming you in 2016.

Alistair


Sea Hole  (152 yards par 3)
Sponsored by Steve & Alison Darlington

The ninth hole is exactly what it says it is, almost on the beach and known to have been covered in seaweed after a storm. A slice off the tee presupposes what our transatlantic friends term "a Mulligan" - a provisional. To the left is to find the  greenside bunker or a difficult little hollow. The background suggests the ideal spot for a holiday photograph.

Hole descriptions are from Hugh Baillie's book, "Golf in the Back of Beyond"  - available from the Pro Shop