I reviewed this course from playing in 2016 and have now worked out why I was confused at the time as to wether I loved it or not . It was because it has a rubbish first five holes followed by 13 world class holes.
From the sixth hole on this is a truly outstanding layout (apart from a ridiculous copse of trees left in the middle go the 14th fairway)
The first and second are flat and featureless , the third is actually a really good par 3 and the 4th and 5th are uphill featureless par 4's almost identical. If the first 5 holes were redesigned this course would be amongst the very very best, it is such a shame to see a great course spoiled by 4 really poor holes. There does seem to be a lot of room available within the boundaries of the course, so hopefully the powers that be will sort this out in time.
Date: December 08, 2019