I had received so many comments concerning the courses at the Belfry that I had mixed feelings before my visit. All of the negative comments concerning the Derby and National courses are fully justified, they are very weak almost laughably so in the case of the Derby, and totally unbecoming of a venue of this quality. The Brabazon however in my opinion is a much better course with some great holes. It was in excellent condition as we played it a week after the aborted Ryder Cup in 2001 and I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of playing such a famous and well photographed course. Whether is is worth the green fee, I'm not convinced of that one!
Date: September 10, 2004