Dramatic, varied, entertaining, exciting and exhausting sum up my feelings about the Manor House. The course is laid out cleverly using the land to its full effect, some of the bunkering is a bit over the top but hats-off to them for making it a visual feast. There are so many memorable holes that it’s hardly worth picking one out but if I had to, it would have to be the incredible double-greened 17th which is as dramatic as any hole I have ever played. A mere flick with a wedge will see your ball rise into the air and then fall towards the green some 100 feet below. Although the hole is only about 130 yards, it’s a really tricky tee shot and you can’t be short or you ball will be in the babbling brook which surrounds the green. A couple of serious cardiac climbs put a slight blot on the round and I imagine that some people would have to take a buggy… I can’t imagine walking down those slopes in frosty weather…scary! Anyway, I’d love to return here again to stay and play. The facilities here are quite delightful in every respect. A quality resort and a quality course through and through.
Date: November 10, 2005