Played on a lovely sunny day with light winds which always helps the experience. Nice gentle start which I support as a good design feature. Holes 2 and 3 use the stream nicely rather than punitively. The 6th is an excellent dog leg left par 4. Although not a great fan of trees on golf courses generally, the pines in the background frame the par 3, 7th hole beautifully. 10 is a stunning par 3 into an amphitheatre of dune and trees. 11th is a dramatic downhill par 5. Not keen on the water hazard on 12, a little too manufactured. 13 and 14 remind me a “Birkdale” holes where dunes surround the fairways. The finish of 16, 17 and 18 (par 3,5,4) are very tough. In my view 18 is the best hole on the course with the slight move to the right and a vivid bunker complex on the right framing the hole beautifully. In summary, a really good golf course with a brilliant variety of holes, landscape and design.
Date: April 18, 2017