No doubt the Zoute championship course (but also the par 64 Executive course) is a hidden gem. But during this 2013 season, the maintenance wasn't really that great. Some greens were in a bad condition because of a disease. The green of hole 11 (par 3) was modified. A "winter" green had to be played in stead during the works. Weed invaded some tee grounds. That ruined a bit the idea of a perfect course especially when the green fee remained invariably high. Surely all efforts will be made to remediate these imperfections. The fact Sergio Garcia and Nicolas Coolsaert will be playing there end of September probably will stimulate the greenkeeper to recover the immaculate status of the course.
Date: September 16, 2013