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Type of Course: Parkland
Braemar Golf Club is Scotland's highest 18-hole course and is situated at the bottom of Glen Clunie at the foot of the Grampian hills. The River Clunie splits the course in two, with water playing a significant role in two thirds of the 18 holes. As a par 65, the course has no par 5's and seven short holes. Each of the par 3's is completely different in style, ranging from the short but tricky 103 yard 6th to the near impossible 245 yard 17th. The second hole is arguably the most memorable at Braemar. At 369 yards it seems short but the fairway is tight, lying between heavy clinging rough and the River Clunie. The second shot is played to a large elevated green and often requires more club than is readily apparent from the fairway some 40 feet below. Once the golf is finished, you are assured of a warm welcome in the new clubhouse.