They over booked the course and had two groups waiting in front of us at the turn. Even the course ranger was telling us that they couldn't properly manage the golfers. Didn't help that we also had a prick golfer behind us that they wouldn't kick off.
For a public course this is an excellent option. You always have to deal with the slow play of average golfers but you will find a course that is relatively well-maintained, decent whole placement and enjoy the vertical movement the course.
This last time I went, I was looking for a new driver and three wood. Was happy to find that they do demo clubs which I was surprised to see for a public course.
Overall, recommend as an average priced, decently maintained course.
If you're looking for a simple and friendly golf course to play then Braemar Golf Club is the course for you...
This would be a course to play on a Sunday afternoon with the family...
A very nice public course with 27-regulation holes filled with mature trees, and well placed sand traps and water to keep novice and experienced golfers entertained, and a well maintained 9-hole executive course. They also offer a nice driving-range, and three large putting and chipping practice areas.
I have found the driving range and starters to be the friendliest staff on location! Always cheery! From my experience, the pro-shop staff is another matter--often moody, reading the paper, and seem like you're bothering them. This isn't always the case, but unfortunately more so than anywhere else I've been. One time I checked-in, clearly stating I was a walking single, the cashier charged me for all four and four carts. Luckily I caught it before walking away, but it took a few tries to get it all right--it was rather frustrating and she just didn't seem to be listening or caring. Twice I have also been charged for a cart a few times when I said I was walking--fortunately this was fixed before leaving the pro-shop, once by the attendant himself who quickly reversed the charge.
If you are looking to for a quick round, the 9-hole executive is a great place to play, especially if you are just beginning or not an especially long hitter. Narrow fairways and greens can offer a challenge and gives a great opportunity for more advanced golfers to practice their approach shots. I have taken my golfing-novice sister here many times, and we both enjoy a playing a quick round here together rather than one of the regulation courses which she finds a little too long and challenging sometimes.
The 27 regulation holes offer three distinct courses to play. I prefer the Castle and Clunie 9's, as I find them slightly more scenic, but the Hays course is great to play as well.
The driving range and practice areas are nice and quiet if that's what you are looking for. For the driving range, I purchased a range card that gives 13 large buckets for the price of ten--I'd highly recommend doing so. Being that it's a high use driving range, expect to be hitting off matts. Maybe it was just my luck but nearly every time I came to hit balls the matts were out, so I'd often choose to go play a quick nine instead.
For being such a popular and well used course, I find it to be in great shape! The greens and fairways are well maintained! The prices can be considered high by some, but for such a well-designed and maintained public course, you have to expect to pay for such a good experience.
I highly recommend this great golf course! I really think it offers a great value!
Played here on September 24 and the course was in great shape. Course gets heavy play so greens aren't very fast but they rolled true today.
Has a large range and huge putting practice green. They have a nice meeting and banquet area and I've hosted presentations.