Brora Golf Club secures "historic" purchase of course


Following a four-year process, Brora Golf Club has finally secured the ownership of its famous links course in the north of Scotland.

According to a statement on its website, the club, which celebrates its 130th birthday this year, has completed work to buy the land from Sutherland Estates thanks to the support of members following an EGM and work with local organisations.

Led by club president Andy Stewart and a dedicated working group, Brora is no longer a tenant on the stunning links course and is, instead, owners - giving them greater financial security and surety of access.

• bunkered supports return of Get Back To Golf Tour

• Report: Koepka facing lengthy injury lay-off

• Report: Rory to start working with new coach

The move has been achieved with the help of the trustees of Kilbraur Windfarm, thanks to their grant of £25,000, recognising the role the club plays in bringing tourists to the village as well as being one of the largest employers.

The land purchase will see the club continue to provide significant benefits to the local community, including providing employment to 20 full-time staff and looking forward to again welcoming visitors from across the world as COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease.

“To become the owners of the land on which our golf course sits is a proud moment in the 130-year history of Brora Golf Club,” said the club’s president Andy Stewart, in the club statement. “It is of huge significance for the club and, to me, should be celebrated like a married couple buying their first home.

• Dumbarnie to stage 2021 Women's Scottish Open

• Poulter hits out at "annoying" Match Play format

“Having started this work in early 2017, my eternal thanks go to Tony Gill, general manager, James Macbeath, head greenkeeper, and members Mike Mackintosh and Calum Stewart for their judgment, perseverance and tenacity which got us to this significant point. It is a real milestone, given the benefits the land purchase will allow.

“I would also like to thank the Milsom family for their agreement that partially funding the purchase was a good use of Steve Milsom’s bequest. I also thank the trustees of Kilbraur Windfarm for their grant of £25,000 and our members who attended the recent EGM for their on-going support to achieve this.”

Mike Mackintosh, 64, has lived in Brora all his life and been a member of the club for 50 years. For him, the land purchase is the culmination of dedicated, passionate work.

“I dreamt that one day we would own the land the course sits on, but realistically never thought this day would come for financial reasons,” said Mackintosh. “It really is a monumental event in our history.”

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
play button
I TEST JON RAHM’S NEW IRONS! – Callaway Apex TCB review
play button
Top 5 tips to help you conquer the MENTAL game
mental game
play button
PUTTER BATTLE! – Three of the best 2021 models compared
taylormade putters 2021
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Phil Mickelson accepts special invite to US Open
OCEANTEE and PGA agree bold new partnership
US PGA 2021: Where and when to watch it on TV in the UK
Golf club withdraws player from competition for being too YOUNG!
St Andrews Links Trust chief executive standing down

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Lengthen your backswing for more power
play button
Denis Pugh’s takeaway tips
play button
Fix your slice with Denis Pugh
play button
A bad grip will lead to bad swings
See all videos right arrow