The Links at Brunello – July 2017 – Yesterday I jumped on the ferry and headed on a bit of a road trip to golf with a new golf buddy, Mark.
The Links at Brunello it was – his choice and as per usual I arrived early.
I was sitting on the deck chatting with a few members (I wanted to know what the bug situation was) when my playing partner arrived.
As we were heading out late afternoon we were only playing the front nine holes and had quite the competition going. I won – just saying.
The two year old course is in fantastic condition and I played reasonably well – enough to win our first competition anyway.
My driver and putter were back to their best and when my drive was a little wayward it didn’t matter as my playing partner had lost his in the woods.
There are multiple tee options (up to six on some holes) and there are also markers designed into the course for new and junior golfers.
After hitting an ordinary tee shot off the par 3 second hole I watched the ball bounce off a rock and land softly in the drop zone. I then followed that up with a fantastic pitch (I even impressed myself) and Mark questioned if I had actually only been playing for 3 years.
We were out for a wonderful afternoon of golf and that is exactly what we had, meandering through the wetlands on this wonderful new course.
The course is part of a master development and a cart is part of the green fee (and has to be used on this course). The weather was perfect and there were quite a few people out there enjoying the golf. We didn’t have to wait too much and when we did we took advantage of the time to check out the view and have a wee snack.
The course rolls through the wetlands with changes in elevation on many holes. While the water hazards didn’t bother me, the sand challenged me on the 3rd as I took 3 attempts to get out, much to Mark’s delight as he had played the hole quite well.
I caught another couple of bunkers but they didn’t give me any trouble and as I have the Club Championship this weekend I was happy for a bit of practice.
The wetlands that border the course are red staked which makes it quick and easy to drop a ball and continue if you have donated a ball to the course.
The Links at Brunello offer so many ways to be a member and enjoy the facilities, I was impressed with the multitude of membership and playing options.
My only regret was that there were 9 holes I didn’t play.
An awesome afternoon filled with fun, laughter and some great golf – we both had moments of greatness although my putter was certainly working better than Mark’s.
Post round enjoyed a light meal on the deck overlooking the 18th green.