Brora is one of the few courses that meets the criteria for that cliché, ?hidden gem?. It?s a superb links that retains a touch of wildness and invokes memories of golf as it used to be.

Course layout: The open terrain suggests little trouble but well placed tee shots are crucial. Approaching from the wrong side of the fairway can be extremely challenging. The 17th is the toughest hole at Brora. A demanding drive on this 438-yard par 4 is followed by a second shot to a green protected by gaping bunkers.

Stats: par 69, SSS 70, 6,110 yards

Green fees: £35wd round, £45wd day, £40we round, £50we day.

Location: Golf Road, Brora, Sutherland KW9 6QS

History: The club was founded in 1891, though the current layout owes much to James Braid, who re-designed the course in 1923.

T: 01408 621417

W: www.broragolf.co.uk