The first 5 holes are played on a fairly featureless parcel of land away from the clubhouse and the remaining are on the club house side. Solid links territory with the exclusion of the second half of the 9th and the nice parkland par 3 10th.
It has blind shots, provides good value (14 pounds) but I got in behind a ladies comp and it was painfully slow (4hrs 40mins). You need to keep the ball straight off the tee otherwise you are left wondering where it went. Not as dramatic as Perranporth but the designers have made the most from the land. You can take driver to the long holes and be left with 8 irons to wedges in. Chances to score well will happen if you strike the ball half decently.
The greens are good and this is definitely an understated course. I actually have recall of every hole. My round fell away on the tougher inward nine as I was getting restless with the pace of play and didn’t putt anything in over 5 foot. I love these seaside courses that are so central to town and basically have the best land available (think Newquay, Nth Berwick, Gullane). A very strong 3 balls or a weaker 4 balls. Warren from Aust
Date: August 10, 2018