I think I read once that Cinque Ports was possibly the world's best "ugly" golf course. I think I now understand. Played it last year and was unimpressed, seemed rather dreary and dull. Played it again recently and now regard it as a gem. True the sun was shining and I had a better day, but it is a course, much like the Old Course, that takes a few rounds to really see the quality. Doesn't get the same accolades as Sandwich, which I think is unfair - maybe not the grand canvas, but a harder course and among the most sophisticated greens in the world.
Date: October 20, 2008