Fantastic course. Played off the Blue tees (at just over 6400 yards) on a calm day, that proved to be a perfect test for us. Lots of great holes set amongst the dunes and immediately loved the par 5, 2nd hole with its two burns and elevated two-tier green. Split fairways are a great feature of the course and with the drivable par 4s offers real risk / reward shots.
Best par 3 on the course is the 8th with the Firth of Forth as a magnificent backdrop. The back 9 is a bit tougher, starting with the very demanding and magnificent par 4, 10th hole and followed by tricky 13th, 15th & 16th holes. My favourite hole was the 17th hole which is a perfect risk / reward split fairway, par 4. Either play a long iron up the left and leave a 9 iron in or go straight at the hole, over a wall and 230 yard carry, avoiding the bunkers for a chance of an eagle or birdie.
Greens are in great condition and with excellent mix of naturalised and revetted bunkers, generous fairways and yet to mature rough, allows for a very enjoyable round.
Already Top 15 in my view, but as the rough matures and clubhouse opens, enhancing the overall experience, who knows how high it might reach.
Date: October 01, 2020