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Braemar Golf Course is owned and operated by the City of Edina, Minnesota, and features 27 regulation holes Castle (1-9), Hays (10-18), and Clunie (19-27), a 9 hole executive course banquet facilities, meeting rooms, and a grill that serves breakfast, sandwiches, beer and wine.
Braemar is probably the most unique and diverse course in the Twin Cities area. It has hosted a PGA tour events, amateur championships, numerous Minnesota Golf Association tournaments, has men's leagues, junior golf leagues, 12 women's leagues and the Sister Kenny Institute holds a golf league for golfers with disabilities. Braemar also is a member of the Cooperative Sanctuary Program of Audubon International. The driving range is probably the heaviest used range in the Twin Cities. Next to the driving range is a large putting green that you can putt or chip. Also next to the 1st and 10th tees are a small putting green, a chipping/pitching green and two sand bunkers.
The front nine (Castle 1-9) is the longest of the three courses, We would recommend the red tees for mid to high handicaps as there are four holes over 400 yards from the white tees. The second nine (Hays 10-18) has a more interesting terrain than the Castle and is also relatively flat except the Par 3 12th with the tee near the top of a hill. The Castle and Hays nines are the original 18 holes. Their fairways are generous in width, the greens moderately undulating, quite large and in excellent condition. They are also well bunkered, but there is often an opening to run the ball up.
The third nine (Clunie 19-27) is the newest course. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) had significant input on this course's design as it wanders through a number of natural hazards and dense wooded areas. Clunie might be too difficult for the higher handicap player. Others will find it fun and challenging. Clunie is much more difficult to walk as there are three long uphill climbs from green to tee. The condition of Clunie was similar to the original course except the fairways weren't in quite as good condition with some bare spots. Centrally located, Braemer is a very busy place that is well managed, well maintained and has everything you would want from a full service golf course.