An ABSOLUTELY SUPERB golfing experience. From when you pull into the hallowed grounds to the first tee on the old course by the starters shack, you feel the history of the place.
The greens are absolutely immaculate and the design of the course sublime. My favorite holes have to be the Par-4 5th, played from an elevated tee looking down to a pond and bunkers to punish stray drives. The Par-4 7th is a beaut with a blind drive required leaving you a fabulous approach shot protected by bunkers front and right. The Par-4 10th is one of my favourites in the world! What a sight as you look down the hole from the very elevated tee-box. The Par-3 13th is a pretty hole with a fantastic backdrop of the neighbouring houses. The Par-4 17th and Par-4 18th are fantastic finishing holes with the clubhouse up the hill in the distance. As you finsih out your final putt on the 18th under the iconic oak tree, think about all the famous names who have finished off before you in this fantastic setting.
Overall, the course is relatively short - BUT, dont be fooled as the heather and bunkers will really punish any misplaced golf shots and the undulating greens will still ensure you need to be on top form to not walk away with a bunch of 3-putts.
Date: September 30, 2018