Links Trail

In the hinterland of his home town of Elie in the East Neuk of Fife, James Braid has left the golfing world with some of his finest creations. Classic links courses provide the perfect challenge amid beautiful surroundings including the prestige of the championship course at Carnoustie.

The 6th green at the Panmure Golf Course, Barry, near Carnoustie, Angus

Panmure Golf Course

This testing 18-hole course perfectly combines links and heathland and includes several tight fairways which were developed by James Braid. This is a par 70 course.

Carnoustie Golf Links


This historic east coast venue boasts no less than three truly outstanding courses. Carnoustie’s most famous course is the Championship Course, which has been in existence since the 1500s, and is one of only three rotating Open Championship courses.

Lundin Links, East Neuk of Fife

Lundin Golf Links

This classic links course is located in the beautiful East Neuk of Fife next to Lower Largo. With fine links fairways and excellent greens the course is regularly selected as a final qualifying venue for the Open Championship.

Scotscraig Golf Course, Tayport

Scotscraig Golf Course

Situated a short distance from St Andrews, this Open Final Qualifying Course offers a pleasant but testing mix of heathland and links. James Braid redesigned the layout in 1923 and it measures 6,669 yds with par set at 71.

Golf ball on tee

Arbroath Golf Club

The 18-hole course at Arbroath dates from 1878, but it was not until 1931 that James Braid was employed to redesign the bunkering, much of which still exists today. This traditional links course is a par 70.