Played here recently on the back of the return of the Open Championship to follow in the footsteps of the best. Really enjoyed the course and this was a decent test – inevitable wind and deep bunkers are really tricky. Had a go at holing out from 190 yards on the 14th like Tiger did, guess what I missed! Got my safe double bogey though! Is it flat? Yes – Are there many dunes? No… does it matter – definitely not. The wind and the deep bunkers are plenty to deal with and it is easy to run up some big scores. There is still a nice buzz around two months on and all the staff remain on a high after the world’s best came to town. Received a warm welcome at the course from all the staff – a credit to the club and the area.
Date: September 14, 2006