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Stoatin Brae Golf Club (Augusta, Michigan)

Stoatin Brae Golf Club logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

The Takeaway:  A relatively easy course, Stoatin Brae is the tale of two nines with a mostly forgettable front nine before embarking on the engaging back nine that features a string of great holes.  Grade B-

Quick Facts

Designer:  Tom Doak 2017

Cost:  $99 Click for current rates

Phone Number:  269-220-3976

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Stoatin Brae Golf Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 15579 E Augusta Dr, Augusta, Michigan  49012 – UNITED STATES

Photos:  See additional photos of Stoatin Brae Golf Club

What to Expect:  The sixth 18-hole course to open at Gull Lake View Golf Club, Stoatin Brae is a design by Renaissance Golf Design but was done so with senior associates Eric Iverson, Brian Schneider, Brian Slawnik, and Don Placek while Tom Doak removed himself from the project and focused on The Loop. The course is a tale of two nines with the front nine being routed over flat, mostly uninspiring ground, while the back nine takes advantage of the more interesting undulated property with a series of great holes. In fact, this is a perfect example of why it is difficult to rate nine hole courses on the same scale as 18 hole courses, but if this course were just the back nine it would rival Sweetens Cove and Dunes Club; but as an 18 hole course it falls short of that benchmark. The course is more open and inviting than the tree lined courses the Midwest is known for and features very firm conditions that magnifies the ground game. The routing is mostly smooth and lends itself to a nice walk while the location on top of a hill gives maximum exposure to the wind which is why the ground game is so important at the course. Ultimately, Stoatin Brae can be classified as being a course you can score well on with non-descript tee shots and good greens with the front nine being mostly forgettable and the back nine being great.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 71 6722 71.7 123
Black 71 6227 69.3 119
Green 71 5707 66.7 113
Blue (Ladies) 71 4836 67.0 112

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  14th Hole – 144 Yard Par 3 –

14th Hole at Stoatin Brae Golf Club (144 Yard Par 3)
14th Hole at Stoatin Brae Golf Club (144 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 3:  2nd Hole – 219 Yards –

2nd Hole at Stoatin Brae Golf Club (219 Yard Par 3)
2nd Hole at Stoatin Brae Golf Club (219 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  10th Hole – 334 Yards –

10th Hole at Stoatin Brae Golf Club (334 Yard Par 4)
10th Hole at Stoatin Brae Golf Club (334 Yard Par 4)

10th Hole at Stoatin Brae Golf Club (334 Yard Par 4)
10th Hole at Stoatin Brae Golf Club (334 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  18th Hole – 548 Yards –

18th Hole at Stoatin Brae Golf Club (548 Yard Par 5)
18th Hole at Stoatin Brae Golf Club (548 Yard Par 5)

18th Hole at Stoatin Brae Golf Club (548 Yard Par 5)
18th Hole at Stoatin Brae Golf Club (548 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  8th Hole – 337 Yard Par 4 –

8th Hole at Stoatin Brae Golf Club (337 Yard Par 4)
8th Hole at Stoatin Brae Golf Club (337 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  13th Hole – 460 Yard Par 4 –

13th Hole at Stoatin Brae Golf Club (460 Yard Par 4)
13th Hole at Stoatin Brae Golf Club (460 Yard Par 4)

13th Hole at Stoatin Brae Golf Club (460 Yard Par 4)
13th Hole at Stoatin Brae Golf Club (460 Yard Par 4)

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