Played on a cloudless day, and I played pretty well, so those things certainly help, but this is a special place. There's a great feeling of anticipation playing downwind on the front 9, knowing there's a serious test coming your way when you turn for home. The last 7 holes are indeed brutal, but not unfairly so, and the rough all the way round was not so penal as to not be able to find your ball. It's much more beautiful than I thought it might be and if I could only play one of the great links in this part of the world again, I think this just knocks Royal St George's of its perch. Both wonderful though!
Date: September 12, 2016