I missed out on playing here a couple of years ago due to lightning so I’ve been eagerly awaiting a chance to get back. And I have to say that the wait has been worth it. What a gem of a course and IMHO it is the best links course in the south-east (not that there are many). I played Royal St George's on a previous trip but never got to like it that much but I fell in love with RCPGC very quickly. This is raw golf as it was meant to be played. The club is over 100 years old and everything about the place reeks of history. Yes you can get some unappetising lies on the fairway but that’s how the course was designed. The fairway undulations, the penalising bunkers that can scoop up rolling balls, the fast greens and the occasional blind shot are all the things that make this place a gem. Little seems to have changed here over the last 100 years. This course will test all your shots and more, particularly if the wind is blowing. This is a great place to take visitors to give them a real sense of the origins of golf. Most new courses these days are manicured to within an inch of their lives but RCPGC has stood the test of time and still knocks spots off the modern courses.
Date: August 24, 2010