Oh Montrose, what a wonderful, wonderful experience and one I would repeat over and over again given the chance! A golf course since 1562, it felt like every undulation on the fairways and every break on the greens could tell a story. We arrived at lunchtime in the sunshine and ate an excellent lunch in the Mercantile Golf Club looking out at the 1st tee, but by the time we teed off ourselves a sea-mist had rolled in all but completely shrouding the course, all could be heard was the waves breaking against the coast a few yards away! The course is a combination of holes built right next to the shoreline in the dunes and holes built on the flatter land behind the dunes. Those by the coast are truly amazing with fairways that are constantly rolling with many an elephant buried here! Those behind the dunes are flatter but no less challenging or enjoyable. All the holes are excellently designed, have beautifully manicured and fast greens and bunkering that will leave you tearing your hair out! I recommend Montrose completely!
Date: June 29, 2007