Lost Farm is a quality, fun seaside course but one that suffers by comparison to its older sibling. If visiting Barnbougle I would recommend playing Lost Farm first followed by the Dunes. Lost Farm has a few flatter holes that transition around the course, a shortage of truly memorable holes, plus voracious horse flies (at least in February) that made parts of the back nine a hurried affair. Several of the holes are outstanding, such as 5-8 & 13-15 but I feel that there are a few too many samey holes for its lofty ranking.
A special mention should go to Randy, an American top 100 bagger, who I caught then joined up with for the last few holes to avoid being stationary fly fodder - his poet caddy Stan was absolutely outstanding value and representative of a superb location for links golf in the Northern winter.
Date: February 18, 2020