I thoroughly agree with the closing paragraph, the Old is a course for the purist. It's far more traditional and to an extent, far more engaging than the Glashedy. Although I think there's a delightful and complementary mix between the two courses. I've never seen fairways like the Old...they make the fairways at St Andrews Old and Rye look tame. The Faldo work was taking place when I played and there's no doubt that this will be a much-improved course once it's completed. Look out Glashedy, in time to come, the Old might well upstage you.
Date: February 09, 2005