Playing golf on the coast is always special for me and it seems to bring the best out in my game. Hunstanton can safely be called one of our best links courses of GB&I. Some may say not too interesting for the first four/five holes but certainly from the short par-4 6th and then the fantastic par-3 7th, you are aware that this is a links golf course full of quality. I agree when people say that the back nine is stronger, maybe as the holes are closer to the coast, with sea views on many holes. Loved the par-4 13th playing into the wind (such a tough approach) and then the 14th, a par-3 at 222 yards but blind! Hitting the green may have a stroke of luck to it as my shot did – but once there make sure you hole the putt for an un-likely birdie…The last two holes are par-4’s both around 440-460 yards and will be into the wind on most days – If you need two pars for the championship, you are going to have to work rather hard for them here.
Date: January 25, 2008