The drive into the club gives you a feeling for the grandeur of this place. An understated yet comprehensive clubhouse makes the first impression pleasant. The opening hole to me is the weakest, a tee shot over what appears to be a bomb crater into a reasonably sized green. The second hole is where this course comes to life and it doesn't sit down until you hole your final putt. The 18th is rightly the signature hole. A shortish par 5 that requires pinpoint accuracy off the tee. The approach, if you dare can reach the green but it is all carry over gorse and other such nasties, and then you have the large green with more than one subtle borrow. Most of the holes are played out in their own little chapter, with almost every hole bordered by immense trees. This is a true hidden gem and a course I would thoroughly recommend.
Date: May 18, 2004