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Brora golf course land purchase will give club 'financial security and surety of access'

By Caroline McMorran

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Brora Golf Club has announced that it has bought the links land on which it sits from Sutherland Estates.

The purchase marks the completion of four years of work by a dedicated working group and takes place as the club is celebrating its 130th anniversary year.

The 18th green and 1st hole at Brora Golf Course.
The 18th green and 1st hole at Brora Golf Course.

A £25,000 grant from Kilbraur Wind Farm Community Benefit Trust Fund along with a bequest from former golf club member Steve Milsom enabled the acquisition.

The club, one of the largest employers in the community with 20 full-time staff, said the purchase gave “financial security and surety of access for ever more”.

Club president Andy Stewart said it was a proud and significant moment in the club’s history.

He thanked Tony Gill, general manager; James Macbeath, head greenkeeper; and members Mike Mackintosh and Calum Stewart for their “judgement, perseverance and tenacity which got us to this significant point”.

Mr Stewart also thanked the Milsom family for agreeing that Steve Milsom’s bequest could be used towards the purchase, and club members who attended a recent EGM and gave their support to the purchase.

Mr Stewart added that the club was looking forward to again welcoming visitors from across the world as Covid restrictions began to ease.

Mike Mackintosh, a club member for 50 years, said: “It really is a monumental event in our history. Having been tenants for 130 years to finally owning the land feels fantastic and hopefully secures the future of golf in Brora.”

A par 70 course, Brora was redesigned in 1923 by legendary golf course designer James Braid.

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