Played the national as the final course on my holiday, I was not disappointed by the sourundings or course layout but the greens were in a awful state , the balls would not hold full of pitch marks . We made a friend who we invited along who plays of single figures , he had to hire clubs as he was on a family holiday and the earlyer comments about pre tiger era were right !! More pre Faldo. We brought up our points in the pro shop afterwards which was met with rudeness from the club pro , he said he should have brought his own clubs , and on the state of the greens they are all going through this maintenance this time of year . Rubish we played the PGA Sultan which was in immaculate condition. Great layout of holes , crap greens in summer , very grumpy staff . Would play the Sultan over the national anyday !
Date: June 10, 2012