Brevofield Golf Course (Wake Forest, NC on 04/08/17)

My friend and I were looking for a final round of golf before calling it quits for this trip! We stayed close to the Raleigh airport as we were hoping to play a course nearby so that we could get back there around 1pm. We looked at tee times late the night before and found Brevofield for $37. The reviews looked fine so we gave it a shot!

It was a chilly morning and when we got there, just a few cars were in the parking lot. We played as a twosome and had no trouble with the pace of play, making it around in about 3 hours 15 minutes. Most of the round, it seemed as if we had the course to ourselves! Oh, and it wasn’t windy either, score!

Compared to some of the other courses that we played on the trip and some of the local college courses in the area, there isn’t a whole lot to say about Brevofield. Brevofield features an average design, decent conditions, and it isn’t particularly challenging. And you know what, all that is just fine by me! While the course isn’t a thoroughbred, I found it to be a relaxing, country course that allowed me to enjoy the morning.

Brevofield is a shorter course, playing only 6084 yards from the back tees where we played, with a 68.4 rating and 106 slope. It still is a traditional par 72 with four par 3’s and four par 5’s, but it could easily be setup as a par 70! Oddly, there is a par 3 (the 10th at 234 yards) longer than a par 4 (the 5th at 226 yards) and a par 5 (the 12th at 421 yards) that seemed like a par 4.

The lack of distance means you can have some very good par or birdie chances, depending on your handicap! I recall seeing just one or two bunkers, which makes Brevofield a good play for the higher handicapper, at least in my opinion. I wish more courses would feature fewer bunkers! The most challenging part of the design probably will be all the long par 3’s and uneven lies resulting from the hilly terrain.

The front nine isn’t too interesting except for the potentially driveable 5th, which played more uphill than I thought. You can spray it all over on the front as most holes run parallel to each other. However, the back nine is where the design gets more interesting! Much of the back nine plays near a group of pine trees, and the stretch from the 10th to through the 13th has some nice scenery. The back nine is tighter and has smaller greens, so more precision is needed! The course is in a natural area so besides some road noise, there shouldn’t be much to bother you while playing.

The conditions at Brevofield are consistent with what I’d expect for a country course, especially during early spring. The course was greening up, but while it does so the dormant bermuda gave me a lot of thin lies,  making it tough to get under the ball. No fault of the course for that though! The fairways looked full and so were the greens. The greens were smooth, just rolled slow. Again, no complaints by me as I doubt the course’s usual golfers would want super fast greens. The tees could use some work as they had a mix of grasses and bare spots.

I think my friend put it best when he said the round gave us something to do that morning. While Brevofield isn’t a destination course, I had a good time playing it and think that it would be a great course where someone can learn the game!

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