44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, Michigan 48170, US
(734) 414-0600
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About Inn at St. John’s

This unique property became a golf resort in 2006 when the former St. John's Provincial Seminary reopened as the Inn at St. John's, a boutique, four-diamond property adjacent to the 27-hole Brae Burn Golf Club. The 118-room inn features Romanesque architecture, two ballrooms with 25-foot ceilings, a two-story atrium and 22 meeting rooms. The more casual Burger Loft complements the fine dining 5ive Steakhouse and Bar. The course, dating to 1923 before a third nine was added in the 1990s, shares its site with Carl's Golfland at St. John's, one of the country's premier golf stores. There's also a covered, heated range at Carl's to bang balls year-round to prepare for your battle with "The Monster" - the nickname for the 666-yard 13th hole, the longest par 5 in the state.

Facts

Price Range$$$
Property Class★★★★
Year Opened2006
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Casual
Room TypesRoom
PoolIndoor
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Inn at St. John’s

Reviews

3.6
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1.0
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Friendliness Excellent
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Commented on 08/02/2021

Hi, dougw624. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Brae Burn Golf Club.

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Skill Intermediate
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2.0
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First Time Playing

Course was awful and a swamp, shouldn’t of even let us play with the horrible conditions all over this course! It sucked and I will never be back. Not kept up, dead grass laying all over, by far one of the worst I golfed at. Had to wait for a cart while they cleaned it because they don’t have many. Didn’t even finish the 9th hole, I was over it and left. Super disappointing! Wouldn’t recommend it.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/30/2021

Hi, jillphillips,

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting Brae Burn Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Soggy mess

Is what it is this year with so much rain...got lucky and played the round under 4 hours...lost a couple drives in the middle of the fairway...low points...nothing you can do. 1st less than 4 hour all year

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/27/2021

Hi, markis215. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Brae Burn Golf Club.

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Love this place

Super nice course and the sandwiches are made with love and are amazing

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/20/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, roryj97! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Brae Burn Golf Club!

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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Hello, u9770565. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Brae Burn Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/08/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u890551875! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Brae Burn Golf Club!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/30/2021

Thank you for reviewing us, u314160204927. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Brae Burn Golf Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Double Z

Course was in very good condition and fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/27/2021

Hello, u000001038112. Thank you for visiting us at Brae Burn Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course. Some really silly reviews.

Played on Father's Day and had a great time. I read a lot of reviews before going, and the adage 'don't believe everything you read' comes to mind. I know they are opinions, and is mine, but some are just silly.

Let's debunk a few. First, if you're surprised by The Monster, which is on every website and the scorecard, I'm not sure what to say. Also, it's not that difficult. The tee shot has large bailout to the right. Yes, it makes a long hole longer, but if the corner scares you it's there. I hit my drive about 260. From the whites, that put me on the middle of the fairway. I hit a five wood 210 to the other corner, and had 180 into the green. The only thing remotely unfair is the pond on the corner of the second dogleg. They don't show it on the card.

The comment on the white tees being too long is silly. If the Monster was a normal, say, 460 yard par five, the whites would be under 6000 yards. There are 5 par fours less that 350 yards.

My other favorite silly reviews were one that mentioned the view of the dump (must also be distracted by squirrels), one that complained about the grounds being in a state of disrepair (nothing could be futher than the truth. We played after a couple days of heavy rain. The course was saturated. No roll... a few plugged drives, and yet while wet, it drained so well that I never had a poor shot caused by those conditions. No huge divots or foot slips. Kudos to the grounds crew), and one that whined about fast greens and a lot of three putts from being above the hole. The old 'tricky pin placement' argument. Yes, the greens are slick. I grew up playing fast greens, so no concern there. Also, if you're paying attention, on most holes you can see the slope (most are back to front). If you can see the pin and the slope, base your yardage on being below the hole. My goodness I'm amazed at golfers that get out their range finder, figure out the distance to the flag, and then hit to that yardage. I'd rather be ten yards short chipping up hill than on the green putting down it.

The tees were in terrific shape all round. So were the fairways. OH! Another silly review comment. They need to cut back some of the trees. Likely the ones they got behind, no doubt. But if they meant from the tee then that was another falsehood. Trees are part of the deal. Golf courses are meant to make you think how and when to attack. Hit a bad drive behind trees? Take your poison, chip it in the fairway and play against making double.

My perspective is Brae Burn is getting an unfair rap. Other than the outside of clubhouse looking like it's from 1970, giving you a mistaken first impression ( it's nice inside), the course is challenging, and in great condition. I'll definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/22/2021

Hello, MichBoiler83. Thank you for visiting us at Brae Burn Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/22/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314159485530! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Brae Burn Golf Club!

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Reviews 36
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

It’s been a long time.

Haven’t played this course in 25 years. Course is in great shape, pace of play was good. The two of us got in 18 in 2:45. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/22/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u240285340! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Brae Burn Golf Club!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 06/14/2021

Hello, u540879735. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Brae Burn Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Got some work to do.

Too many trees that need to get cut back. Get the driving range back open. I like playing the course, but too many holes that you get penalized because of poor ground maintenance.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/14/2021

Hello, razorfit1965. Thank you for visiting us at Brae Burn Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/14/2021

Hello, thomaspin0s. Thank you for visiting us at Brae Burn Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 06/09/2021

Hi, mytigers2008. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Brae Burn Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/08/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314161422406! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Brae Burn Golf Club!

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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor conditions. No range. Goofy holes.

Do not waste your money here. There are lots of courses with far better value. They no longer have a range - so
Don’t believe their website. No ranger or starter. And course conditions were terrible.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/07/2021

Hi, u573159776. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Brae Burn Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/16/2021

Hello, Kenji0607. Thank you for visiting us at Brae Burn Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/01/2021

Hello, u314160914966. Thank you for visiting us at Brae Burn Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/08/2021

Hello, u225133234. Thank you for visiting us at Brae Burn Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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