A wonderful experience even in the torrential Yorkshire rain of January 2008. The heathland turf is a joy to hit from and this encourages crisp approach shots to the green. For me the start of the course (first four holes) dare I say it, are not that difficult and may make you score better than you play – in saying that you have still got to get the ball in the hole. The course has a very strong finish indeed and from the 12th hole all the way to the 18th those friendly early holes are now a distant memory. Special mention to the par-4 16th which is a brilliant hole – drive the ball further right than you think, it will help your approach. Plus the 17th a 250 yard par-3 and then a 450 yard par-4 18th – This is a very tough finish and like I say the course builds from a ‘comfortable pair of indoor slippers to a hard working pair of hob nailed boots.’ The clubhouse will be celebrating 100 years in 2009 and is just a wonderful building, with a traditional warm welcome from the members and staff.
Date: January 23, 2008