After the recent changes made to both courses, i like the West more and the East a little less. The fairways and greens are very good all through. Two new greens (12th and 15th) are settling in and are very tricky to hold: knee-knocking pitches and putts on both: yes, even putts have found the water.
The changes on this course are much more positive in my view (as an aged mid-handicapper). The 12th has been shortened. Long hitters are challenged to hit their drives to the 280-odd metres over trees and lake. Fogeys like me are now much more likely to play a pitch over the water. in the past, the second shot was long and rarely worth the risk.
The previous 16th was a featureless short par-five. Now it is a short risk-reward par-four with water all the way down the right followed by a decent par-three, usually played into the wind.
The club is large and very busy. Meals, snacks, coffee, bars and accommodation are all available. it is well worth a two-round stopover.
Date: May 28, 2021