Scary Holes: The “Monster” at Brae Burn

Brae Burn Monster
Brae Burn Monster

Here’s a scary golf hole for your Halloween consideration.

Braeburn Golf Club, in Plymouth, Michigan is famous for its 666 yard, double-dogleg hole with an initial carry over a marsh. (The sign says 610 … after I took the picture, it was lengthened to 666). Cutting corners is hard because of the trees. They advertise themselves as the “Home of the Monster.”

Naturally, it’s the 13th hole …

Brae Burn was designed in 1923 by Wilfrid A Reid as a nine-hole course. The back nine is the original. Reid, a Scottish emigre, is perhaps most famous for designing the Olympic Club’s original Lakeside Golf Course. In Michigan, he designed a number of very nice courses, including the old course at Indianwood (site of the 1930 Western Open, the 1989 Women’s US Open, the 1994 Women’s US Open and the 2012 US Senior Open); Tam O’Shanter CC, Gaylord Country Club and the Indian River Golf Club.

I have a hard time believing that Reid envisioned a 666 yard double dogleg.

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