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Pros: Next tee is usually easy to find; nice neighborhood; concrete tee pads; some variety in your shots is needed; nice hole map at each tee; generally easy to locate your disc; not much tall grass and weeds; well maintained; has some character; practice basket; a complete bathroom
Cons: Short (most holes are 150 to 250 feet); some wooded holes don't feel tremendously well thought out (there may not be any path to the basket - you'll need to be absurdly accurate or fairly lucky); a few overly simplistic holes; occasionally may have trouble figuring out which basket you're shooting for
Other Thoughts: We had a very pleasant and enjoyable time at Braem. The course is set in a nice park that's in a good neighborhood. Other activities we noticed were baseball, tennis courts, a playground, and horseshoes - lots of horseshoes! We guessed they must have leagues there.
The first tee was easy to locate, as it was next to a big sign that contained a map and general rules. The first hole was a good start, a well manicured dogleg left in the open, guarded by trees to the left, and that finished with the basket tucked into the woods.
Most holes on this course aren't anything spectacular, but there aren't any holes that completely lack obstacles. A typical hole here is short, wooded, and will require a precise shot or two to grab a 2 or a 3. Par for each hole is listed at the tee, and some are 5s, but there's no hole on this course that an advanced player should have real trouble nabbing a 3 on.
This isn't a high caliber course but I'd be very happy to have it near my house. Many of these holes start off as the equivalent of a very difficult second shot at a top tier course. You can't beat that for practice, especially if you don't have a lot of time to play that day or are looking to just work on your medium/short game.
This course falls pretty far short of 'good - 3.0' in that there aren't any long holes, some holes are a little too easy, and it doesn't require more than a couple types of discs and use of your weaker hand (be it forehand or backhand). This course is well above 'poor - 1.0' because it's well maintained, in a relaxed setting, provides good practice and experience for all skill levels, and is pleasant to play.
We really enjoyed this one and it certainly holds its own, but a few key elements are missing that leave this course at average - 2.0
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