Yesterday was our annual visit to B&B. A lovely day with a one-club wind.
The course was in very good nick, particularly the greens which have to be some of the truest in the country.
The first 5 holes are one of the best starts to any links golf course. Part of the appeal is that they look more difficult than they really are, unless it is really blowing, so you can actually get off to a confidence building start.
The criticism of the section from 7 onwards is largely unjustified, other than on 'character' grounds. 7 is a bit of a featureless slog, but 8 is a very good par 5, just not very 'linksy', and 9 is a terrific par 3. 10 is back into the dunes, and is a very blind tee shot, which I don't like, but it is a good hole. 11 is decent enough, but flat. From then on the course gets back into true character.
The two par 3s on the back 9 are unforgiving brutes and the 18th is a great finishing hole.
The clubhouse is very unstuffy for a course of this type, and the catering is excellent.
Date: June 02, 2018