Played at the end of September 2017 and was incredibly disappointed (I could have been on any number of great links courses within 15 miles!). The condition of the course was terrible - my trousers were covered in mud by the time I reached my first tee shot; I had to clean my ball after every shot; several of the bunkers were full of water in spite it not having rained for 24 hours; and the greens were very poor.
From the other reviews on this site, there is clearly a decent course here but I found it impossible to see past the soggy conditions. In spite of the marketing, "heathland" this isn't!
Comfortably the least enjoyable round of golf I've had this year and I cannot see how this can deserve to be ranked in the top 100 in Britain & Ireland. A '2' ranking might seem harsh but based on this website's criteria, I'm afraid that it's all it deserves in my opinion (I've played 12 other top 100 courses this year and would rank them all at least a '5').
I'm so looking forward to getting back to links golf tomorrow!
Date: September 26, 2017