Review for Monifieth (Medal)

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Today I played the Medal course and left thinking what a fantastic course. I loved the ruggedness of it. The only average holes are 1/2/17/18 that are all played on the same land. Good holes but not quite the same feel. Undulations on every hole, large dunes throughout many holes and greens that left Carnoustie in the shade (played it yesterday and they had been sanded, obviously they too would have been great if not for that). The trees on the course did not look out of place and I have no hesitation in agreeing that this is pure links golf. I had a strong wind at my back for the opening stretch that left me with bump and runs to get on as impossible to hold a wedge, 9 iron no matter how well struck. Because the undulations run right up to the green this meant some funny bounces at times leaving you with 40 footers when you thought you would be 10 foot. The trueness of the greens though allowed you to think you were still a chance to roll in the long ones. I'm sure this will cause some consternation but I truly thought it was a more interesting course than Carnoustie Championship. The par 3s on CC let it down a bit and the stretch out the back lacked the rugged feel I love so much about links. Montifieth though has it in spades.WDE

Date: July 28, 2014

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