BRAE BURN GOLF CLUB (734-453-1900)
Michigan Golf Course Review
Brae Burn golf Club in Plymouth was designed in 1923 by Wilford Reed, and features a traditional style golf experience, with modest bunkering and tree lined fairways along a
terrain that is at times extremely undulating. Elevated tees playing to elevated greens are present more often than not, including most of the par fours and fives on each side. In
total water comes into play on 15 of the 18 holes.
The par three 3rd hole at Brae Burn with a pond circling on three side and par the four 4th which demands a tee shot over creek will catch a golfer's attention, as these are
extremely pretty golf holes. On the back side, the par five 13th is nicknamed the "monster" - as it plays 666 yards while double doglegging to the left and back towards the right -
with water left off the tee and again on the right in the form of a pond about 150 yards out. Another unique feature at Brae Burn are the rough enhanced moguls that protect some of
the green complexes.
The putting surfaces here are large and extremely undulating and are generally sloped from back to front. Land past the flag and challenging downhill putts will await. Color coded
flags will indicate whether the pin is located in the front, middle of back of the green. Some of these greens feature false fronts or are crowned on one or two sides. On course,
yardage markers are provided by color coded lines on the cart paths, and by yardage stakes in the fairways. Some sprinkler heads are measured to the center of the green. It is a
good idea to examine the course diagram on the score card if you have not played here before, as hidden ponds come into play on the fairways and greenside on a few holes.
Four sets of tees allow golfers to play from yardages and slopes measuring 6511 yards, 6139 yards, 5682 yards and 5014yards. The slope is 123 and the rating is 69.2. Brae
Burn's clubhouse features a pro shop plus restaurant/lounge serving a lunch menu and beverages. There is a mat range and a practice green on property.
Brae Burn has been rated 3 stars out of five by readers of Golf Digest Places to Play. The slope ratings are not particularly high, indicating that mid handicappers can perform well
here. There are enough interesting holes to satisfy the seasoned golfer as well. For more info including a direct link to their website, visit our page for Braeburn by clicking here.