We played today in lovely sunshine and a 2 club wind. The greens were playing extremely true and quick (the Somerset Amateur championships were out earlier in the day), the staff are great, some big sand dunes, the dormy house very comfy, nice town, and yet and yet... The course reminds me of Aberdovey in that it seems to have all the ingredients of a great dish but lacked that certain something. I don't mind water hazards on a links course, Prestwick has similar, but the Channel holes were damp and crusty underfoot, with some dull holes around the turn. Excellent start and finish, some of the best greens I've played on and the other pluses previously just make it a five, but I sympathise with the reviewer criticisng the six ball reviews.
Date: May 07, 2017