Played the King's on 27th February, in fairly mild weather (for February in Scotland) with a stiff but fair breeze.The course was undergoing a major overhaul with heavily sanded greens and the rough and ferns cut back severely. I joined up with two members for the last couple of holes and they told me that they had never seen the course this open. Combine this with the fact that the only set of tee markers available were yellows (6100 yards par 68) and the course played extremely short and easy.I admit that in common with other reviewers, the scenery is excellent but the course is a little underwhelming and there are a lot of blind or semi-blind approach shots - I agree with Jim McCann that the 3rd is a little unfair. Enjoyed some of the holes more around the turn (8-13).Would like to return in summer to play from at least the white tees with the rough more encroaching to see if my first impression is wrong.
Date: March 04, 2009