This was the last course in what was a tremendous week away on the East Lothian coast with 2 great friends.
Onto the course and the hospitality given by the club and warm welcome was good, along with the food provided before going out. The first a gentle par 3 lures you into a false sense of security, before you turn into the wind to play 3 holes that run adjacent to the sea, where you can hear the waves crashing and you play, a real joy despite the 6 club wind we were playing into. It's beyond belief how golfers of yesteryear would play the course in similar conditions with hickory shafted clubs and feathered balls. The 8th a 178 yard par 3 hole directly across the sea to a small undulating green gas to be one of the best holes in golf and into a head wind provided the stiffest if challenges. It was fitting that all 3 of us hit our best shots of the week and managed to find the short stuff. The course continued to meander through ancient walls providing opportunities to score if the winds were not as high. Overall this for me is a fantastic good course and experience of true links golf were the early architects considered the prevailing winds when designing the layout, not the longest but it does not need to be.
Date: July 27, 2020