A thoroughly enjoyable course, in mostly very good condition. Classic Southern English parkland golf, on very picturesque rolling terrain. On a nice afternoon, it was perfect place for a sufficiently testing, but not too difficult round of golf.
Good greens, true, challenging but not ridiculously tricky. Fairways generally very good, although it looked as if they might get quite wet in winter. One or two tees a little scruffy. They must get a lot of use, as the whites and yellows share the same smallish tee boxes.
All four par 3s are excellent golf holes and cover a good range of lengths from the outstanding 146 yard 2nd, to the almost equally good 218 yard 12th.
All three par 5s are under 500 yards, and are gettable in two shots, without much penalty for missing the green. We thought that the steeply downhill 18th would be a drive and a mid-iron at most in dry conditions, and might have been a par 4 on many courses. You could argue that they are slightly weak, but we enjoyed having a go.The long uphill par 4 10th was much harder to reach in 2 shots.
The clubhouse was welcoming and unstuffy, and the whole package makes for a very pleasant place to play golf. We will definitely come back.
I'd almost make this a 5, and it would make a good contrast to nearby Burnham and Berrow, pure links vs pure parkland, although B&B is obviously in a different class.
Date: August 17, 2018