I was left a little disappointed by the course because it receives so many rave reviews. It certainly is a mix of style - some links (although I don't agree with some of the comments about it being a classic links at all!), some parkland and some heathland. I found the course therefore lacked flow, continuity and consistency. The opening four and closing few holes were flat and the weakest on the course and the 16th, a pitch and putt par 3, contributed to a limp closing set of holes. There is however a tremendous mix of holes running from the par 3 5th that make the most of some interesting terrain - the 7th, 8th and 9th are consecutively superb golf holes. A good to very good course but not, in my opinion, any better.
Date: May 25, 2009