A modern and welcome addition to the Crail golfing society that has more length than the old Balcomie links. When played in a good stiff breeze it certainly gave me enough of a challenge. The conditioning is good overall but the course does still look a little immature in places. The design makes the course play longer than its 6,221 yards (yellow tees) with bunkers protecting the corners of doglegs and raised green such as the par 5 15th making accurate approaches more relevant than imprudent swipes. The stone wall improves the aesthetics and I found particularly confounding on the 11th. The par threes are also of high quality. The views especially from the clifftop holes are fabulous.
Date: September 14, 2011