Really like the tree clearing programme done here. Now has the moor or heathland feel the name implies, though the newish housing estate by one boundary is a pain, without being a blot.As a course, formidably tough. Much harder than Alwoodley for my money, but ever so slighly duller. Many many brutal 430 yard plus par fours, not much run, smallish and often heavily undulating greens, and a really fine set of par threes.Far better greens than Alwoodley, at this early stage of the year.Simply found it lacked a little something next to Alwoodley. Perhaps in charm and visual appeal, perhaps in variety of holes (many of those 430 yard plus par 4s are just a touch similar for me), perhaps in slightly flat parkland bunkers.These are details though. Make no mistake, this is a fine course, in the top bracket of inland courses in Englad for my money. Bring your long game though!
Date: April 11, 2015