I first played Brudenell over 30 years ago when it was the only course at the Brudenell resort and long before it became overshadowed by its next door neighbor Dundarave and down the road cousin Crowbush Cove. It was the first resort course in Eastern PEI and for many years the best, but enough about the past - what's it like to play today?
As a course Brudenell has changed little in the last three decades. It was then and is now a very good golf course with some absolutely terrific holes and a few not so great. Not surprisingly the really memorable holes all feature water, either as a hazard, as a scenic distraction or as in the case of # 11 Eagle's Aeyrie, both. Unusually it has six each of par 3, 4 and 5 holes which I personally like because you can make up some scoring on the par 5's what you lose on the difficult par 4's.
The course was in great shape the two times we played and pace of play was good - under 4 and a half hours. The facilities at Brudenell have improved greatly over the past few years with a pro shop that is one of the best in Atlantic Canada in terms of selection, good practice areas and electric carts. This is a course you can walk, unlike Dundarave. As noted by a few others it is a bit pricey, but only by Maritime golf standards. In most places at the height of the season this would be a very reasonable course.