Played the course in gale force conditions this spring. Had the incredible fortune of bumping into a friend who got me on for free as he was sponsoring a hole. Firstly i feel its important to say that i had one of the worst rounds of my life, so that could slightly cloud this review. Long and tough course. Fairways and greens as good as anywhere i've ever played. Par three's are a true joy, and the 17th is really special with the Mckenzie green. On downside, too many long and straight par 4's for me. Scenery not inspiring at times, and a distinct lack of water features. All in all, the club has the rep, but not quite the course to back it up. That said well worth a play if your in the area, but don't pay silly money to do it. Try nearby Moor Allerton or Alwoodley instead. Shab. hc-12.
Date: September 25, 2009