Links at Brunello

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4.0
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3.9
Amenities
3.9
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7089
Slope 141
Rating 74.4
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7089 yards 74.4 141
Grey 72 6880 yards 72.4 138
Blue 72 6688 yards 71.6 134
White 72 6147 yards 70.4 130
Green 72 5633 yards 68.1 121
Green (W) 72 5633 yards 73.5 132
Red 72 5266 yards 66.2 116
Red (W) 72 5266 yards 71.1 124
Scorecard for The links at Brunello
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.9/131 398 182 606 469 207 493 388 373 539 3655 156 461 406 496 176 584 515 222 420 3436 7091
Grey M: 73.1/123 368 182 590 447 182 466 388 373 539 3535 156 434 406 474 176 561 515 203 420 3345 6880
Blue M: 72.1/122 368 151 590 447 182 466 363 358 516 3441 141 434 383 474 185 561 494 203 400 3275 6716
White M: 70.7/121 346 175 563 428 173 407 366 335 486 3279 126 403 349 454 138 517 446 183 351 2967 6246
Green M: 66.1/107 W: 70.2/119 336 102 528 397 158 336 266 301 447 2871 112 370 349 397 138 474 446 125 351 2762 5633
Red W: 67.1/113 177 102 528 397 101 336 266 301 447 2655 112 370 298 397 113 474 391 125 331 2611 5266
Handicap 17 11 9 1 13 7 5 15 3 18 14 16 12 2 4 10 6 8
Par 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 3 4 4 5 3 5 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 17 13 1 3 15 7 9 11 5 18 14 16 8 2 4 6 12 10

Course Details

Year Built 2015
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Thomas McBroom (2014)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Links at Brunello Golf Academy"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

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Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, Amex

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4.0
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Awesome

Stunned that I live 25 mins away and never played. This course deserves all the positive reviews. Very similar to another McBroom highly acclaimed course, the ridge at Manitou. The other j Lawlor is a member at that one I will be back this year for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 10/26/2017

Hello Mr. Lawlor,

We appreciate the wonderful comments you have shared here. Mr McBroom has done some wonderful things for the golfing public, and we are grateful of his work here. We hope to see you again soon.

Team The Links at Brunello

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Best course in HRM

If you are looking for a challenging round of golf with a great layout of holes where no two holes look the same then you need to give Brunello a try. The course is in fantastic shape for only being open for 2 seasons, as time passes I believe this will be as big a draw as the Links courses are in Cape Breton. Carts are complimentary with the green fee and come with built in GPS. There are many different sets of tees to accommodate any and all levels of golfers at Brunello. The putting/chipping area as well as the driving range which can be used before you play are in my opinion some of the best in the province. Unlike other courses you are free to hit unlimited Taylormade balls before your round which is a huge plus ! With the renovations to the clubhouse this season and the addition of a lounge area it has the makings of one of the best courses in the country. Keep up the good work Brunello

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best New Course in Mainland Nova Scotia

By Far the Best Course around, the conditions are always impeccable, the people and customer service are second to none!. They go above and beyond to ensure your visit, round and time there is amazing. I will, and have referred all golfers I know to play this course at least once, however after the first round you will be back again for a second go at her. Guaranteed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not For The Average Golfer

I was a pass holder last year and after 4 rounds was ready to pack it in but decided I would start playing from the proper tees and start using some golf management. I was a 15 handicap before playing this course. now I am a 24. This is a tough layout but if you use your head and follow the GPS you should be okay. You have to play the course at least 5 times to get the feel of the layout. I have played some of the best courses in North America and this one is right at the top. Excellent staff, practice facility and great conditioned golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

No fun to play

This course is a classic example of a great opportunity lost by a designer who tried too hard to make the course some kind of special challenge. While the staff are great and the conditions are very good (although the greens are hard) this course has been designed in a way that makes it, simply put, no fun to play. It is not just challenging, but punitive. Shots that are not near perfect can be penalized significantly. Most greens are very protected and misses by a few yards result in little chance to get up and down. Most fairways are narrow, and often sloped toward the rough. The rough is near impossible: lost balls are very common. This could have been so good. It needs many changes to get there.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Near perfect

Id love to know how Glen Arbour of Halifax got a higher rating then this course. Brunello is better in basically all ways. The clubhouse is the only difference. that and if you are good enough to complain the greens are new so wont hold very well for a couple more years. Brunello is a very premium course at a very premium price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice layout but bring lots of balls

I've played this course about 12 times as a guest of a friend.

My factor is 13 and I lost about 6 balls the first round and expect to lose between 2 and 6 every round. Another friend whose factor is about 19 lost about 12 balls. Another friend's factor is 3 and he also lost some balls and not because of bad shots. This is my main complaint is the number of balls you could lose. I rarely lose balls!

PROS

1. Well-maintained; nice layout

2. Great service - very friendly, free water.

3. Good value for money (if you don't count the cost of lost balls)

4. GPS on carts

5. Reasonable pace of play (if you and others don't spend time looking for lost balls)

6. Nice practice range and greens with free balls

CONS

1. The greens are hard - assuming because this is only their second year.

2. a few blind shots on some par 4s - this means that you could lose a ball

3. on some fairways, even if you hit your ball down the middle, when you arrive at the location, your ball is probably in the first cut and lost! Some of the fairways are peaked in the middle and sloping to either side.

4. GPS does not give you enough warning as you arrive within 100m of the green and you may have to reverse. A rope across would help

5. You have to take a cart given the distance between greens and the next tee. This is not a walking course

SUMMARY

While a beautiful and well groomed course, it is frustrating. Play this course if you want a challenge and don't mind losing balls. It is not a good course for scramble tournaments with average golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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