THE LAND OF HAPPY GOLF
The links in Brunello located just 15 minutes from downtown Halifax. The 7,158 – yard course opened in June 2015 and was featured in the #3 spot on Golf Digest’s best New Courses 2015 list.
There are a lot of great great courses all around the world and in Canada have designed by the hand of legendary Mr. Thomas McBroom. The award – winning designs of Mr McBroom are characterized with great sensitive and beauty integration of the landscape. Moreover, that is exactly the styles of the Link at Brunello. It is located just 15 minutes from downtown Halifax.
This course opened in June of 2015 with 7,158 – yard area and was featured in the #3 spot on Golf Digest’s best New Courses 2015 list.
The course has natural wetlands more than 40 acres as well as it also has the beautiful array of indigenous fauna and flora, the settings are unmatched.
The scale of natural surroundings is matched with the strong, bull nose and large white sand traps as the recent innovation of McBroom’s design. He maintains the memorable views of the course and spectacular fairways transformed to challenging topography.
The first of the massive par 5 holes at Brunello starts perched on rock outcrops presenting a downhill drive to a gentle dogleg right fairway. After a demanding drive your approach must navigate bunkers and rock cuts pinching the landing area. A back right pin forces a carry over a duo of front in bunkers requiring a deft touch with a shot at the 4th tee. The dogleg left hole has a pond down the left side of the hole covering the entire length of the fairway to the green and beyond. An uphill drive must avoid the water and the sloped rough on the right to stand any change at reaching the green in regulation.
The second of three short holes on the back, hole 14 is a deceptive beauty. Playing uphill to a plateau green guarded on the left by a white sand bunker and on the left and right by McBroom’s signature exposed rock. The severe false front must be accounted for as anything hit to the very front of the green risks leaving a tricky chip to salvage par.
Most greens at the Links at Brunello have been designed with wide throats allowing for either ground or air assaults on the pins.
In order to make the golf course become faster and more playable as the markers said, McBroom has designed it with wide fairways, big greens and only 38 bunkers. It is the part of his plan.