I played this course back in the autumn and it is a great place to visit with lots of history. Although I must say when you arrive and stare out from the upstairs lounge it looks pretty un-inspiring. However after the first, a good hole in it's own right, things get more exciting. In effect the course is hour glass in shape and the bit in the middle is quite dramatic with fairways and greens draped over the dunes. It is also true as every says that the last six holes are a real challenge even with no breeze. (We followed a tip from a member and exited the course to have lunch in the local pub and it is very very good with some great fish dishes). There is a temptation to compare this with the other royal in Sandwich, however I think it is wrong to do that as they are subtely completly different courses. A really pleasant day out I'd recommend a trip down from the big smoke any day.
Date: February 02, 2006