The James Braid Links
Duration: 5 days
Sea Breezes and Classic Coastal
In the hinterland of his home town of Elie
in the East Neuk of Fife James Braid has left to the world of golf
some of his finest creations. Classic links exposed to the vagaries
of wind and tide; golf robust and challenging and yet almost
spiritual in the beauty of its surroundings.
James Braid's ability to make the most of classic
linksland is well reflected at Panmure where there
are a several blind shots as a legacy of his work there in the
Records remain sketchy on the extent or date of
his redesign work at Arbroath but there is no debate about the
splendour of his achievements at Carnoustie.
Widely regarded as one of the toughest tests of championship golf
in the world the Angus course was redesigned by James Braid from a
layout in which several famous names, including Old Tom Morris and
Allan Roberston, had previously had a hand.
Lundin is a delightful links on
the north shore of the Firth of Forth only four miles from Braid's
birthplace at Elie, while Scotscraig is an unusual
and exciting mix of links and heathland golf.