Featured courses designed, remodelled and added to by James Braid

West Linton

21st Lothians - Best in Area

Set in the conservation village of West Linton, to the south of Edinburgh, the charming moorland course here at the golf club was founded in 1890, revised by James Braid in 1926 then expanded to a full 18 hole layout in 1972.

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Whitecraigs

10th Renfrewshire - Best in Area

The 18-hole layout at Whitecraigs Golf Club in Giffnock is a Willie Fernie course that dates back to 1905, at a time when the Open champion of 1883 was also involved in designing the new Portland course at Royal Troon.

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Wildernesse

7th Kent - Best in Area

Tree-lined fairways characterise the golf course at The Wildernesse Club so accuracy is the watchword when playing here, especially on a front nine containing seven tight par fours.

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Willesley Park

6th Leicestershire & Rutland - Best in Area

The layout at Willesley Park Golf Club comprises a mix of parkland and heathland fairways with back-to-back par threes featuring at holes 16 and 17.

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Wilmslow

7th Cheshire - Best in Area

The opening hole at Wilmslow Golf Club is a simple, but strategic par four that nicely sets the tone for the round as it’s one of many subtly doglegged holes to be faced.

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Windyhill

10th Dunbartonshire - Best in Area

Windyhill Golf Club’s moorland track is a 1924 James Braid design that overlooks the north west corner of Glasgow and it’s widely acknowledged as a pretty tough test of golf.

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Woodbridge (Heath)

3rd Suffolk - Best in Area 90th England Ranking

"Woodbridge Golf Club has everything in the world that one could desire except the sea. It has sand and bracken and gorse, beautiful turf and the smoothest of greens."

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Woodsome Hall

13th Yorkshire - Best in Area

Harry Colt designed Woodsome Hall Golf Club in 1922 and the club’s first professional, William Button, oversaw the construction.

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Workington

10th Cumbria - Best in Area

Overlooking the Solway Firth, the old James Braid course at Workington Golf Club was recently redesigned by Howard Swan. Fairways are routed over undulating terrain with six holes crossing a small brook that runs through the course.

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Wrexham

13th North Wales - Best in Area 37th Wales Ranking

Wrexham Golf Club has retained little of Braid's original design input, with perhaps only three or four of his greens remaining in play, and it has been stretched a little over time to its current length of 6,131 yards...

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James Braid Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Brian Ward Courses Played 90
2 Jim McCann Courses Played 77
3 Gordon Thomson Courses Played 72
4 Ed Battye Courses Played 70
= Martin Jordan Courses Played 70
6 Jim Robertson Courses Played 69
7 Andy Newmarch Courses Played 64
8 Stuart Bendoris Courses Played 56
9 Keith Baxter Courses Played 55
10 Stuart McLean Courses Played 50