Water hazards obviously bring excitement to the game but too much of them make it tedious. Notwithstanding this, the K Club Palmer is a decent course with some excellent holes - par 4s, 7th, 9th and 15th. The well known par 5, 16th is a great hole and visually impressive. Apart from the 10th hole, the par 5s are strong and well designed. The par 3s all looked the same with water at the front of the green. I know pace of play is not necessarily the clubs fault but I have not seen so many novice golfers on a course at any one time (no-one minds novice golfers playing but it is frustrating when they mess about, take several balls off the tee, are not ready to play when it's their turn, and take more than 3 minutes to look for balls.). Taking to a member of staff, 5 hour plus rounds are normal (because the course is tough with numerous water hazards!). Unfortunately it does spoil the experience.
Date: September 20, 2019