This mountain course has pretty good hole connections, but is still rather tough to walk. The 11th tee is the highest point of the course and it takes a serious effort to get there. Not least because some downhillers are interspersed in the mix. Holes 2 and 5 are good examples where the altitude gained over the previous hole is given up again. There's a bit of a breather between holes 7 and 9, as they are playing in terraces along the side of the hill. Then the stretch from green 9 to green 12 is the most arduous, as the terrain first goes steeply uphill and then in the space of two holes plunges down into the valley like a veritable ski slope. The rest of the journey home is more lenient, although by no means flat.

The question needs to be asked if the two extreme downhillers 11 and 12 are spectacular enough to make the climbing worth it. Those holes are definitely unseen before, but do they have enough strategic merits to carry the course by themselves? Tastes will differ, especially with extreme designs like these. In any event, some of the other holes are really good, too, and there is certainly no boring stretch, as the terrain and the magnificent Alpine views never fail to catch the player's attention.

The greens are small, as could be expected on an inclining property, and sparsely bunkered, but often with dangerous drop-offs behind or to the sides. Putting itself is not much of a challenge, so once the green has been found, the hole is more or less over. Bludenz-Braz will not be remembered for its shortgame problems, but for views and routing. It's a great adventure to navigate the course, but replay interest often hinges on flow and that may be its downfall. As a one-off it's certainly a memorable experience.