Dorset is a prestigious club but is not opulent in the grounds near the clubhouse. Rather, it is a quiet, summer retreat for wealthy northeast families. The course follows suit, with excellent conditions and clear, natural, design details. Each hole is named and has distinctive signs at each tee box. The fairways were like carpet, the tee boxes were perfectly even, and putting surfaces were smooth and green. The aspect that separates Dorset is the constantly changes style of holes that keeps the player interested throughout. The 13th Hole "Goat's Loose" is a 145 yd par 3 that requires a tee shot over rolling hills of fescue to a partially blind green. The 4th hole is a slight dogleg along a water hazard and would be a signature hole at most other course. But the 17th hole had the most dramatic view, down the hill to a well bunkered green, with water to the front right. ALl framed by the mountains in the background. The course is in a valley and provides mountain views from any spot on the course. I felt privileged to be on the grounds and am grateful to the staff for allowing me to play.
Date: October 07, 2021