Designed by Alex Russell with Mick Morcom again in charge of construction, The East Course traverses less undulating terrain than it's older sister, but has the same iconic green and bunker complexes.
In recent years the club has employed Tom Doak to modify the design.
My favourite hole would be the long par 5 seventeenth hole which meanders along the course boundary dodging bunkers left and right, and the absolutely classic par four closing hole with its stadium finish. The green is surrounded by a sea of bunkers, and different pin positions will dictate the best line of approach. The hole doglegs from right to left and requires a long accurate tee shot to hit the fairway and a steely nerve to find the green surface.
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Date: May 29, 2019