This was actually the first course I ever played in England as I was en route to an Open in Scotland. Pleasantly surprised with the rustic atmosphere and slightly scruffy conditions. My very first tee shot went straight as a die but disappeared into the rough somewhere. Welcome to links golf in the UK. I felt the course had many memorable moments even on the much maligned middle nine. Perhaps it was the occasion. But certainly as you return from the over-the-road holes it does get interesting. I had never seen such mounds before hiding the greens from view. But somehow we navigated the last few holes and finished quite satisfied. Thank you to all at Cockle Dick's Lane - a great introduction.
Date: February 05, 2020