Having played both courses dozens of times in the last five years, I’m the weirdo that has more fun on the New. Why? The Old is a fantastic course but the new wins my vote due to it’s routing. I find it more fun and quirky where I often get tired of the incessant beating one takes on the Old’s front nine, typically mercilessly into the wind. The new course keeps me awake with its direction changes, and it has my favorite bunker anywhere, front left on 10. It’s also a wonderful course for match play, the format I typically play - the middle stretch of long par fours... -superb! While most people hit the Heath for the Old, I’d recommend making it a day and play both; similar difficulties but very different experiences.
Date: April 21, 2018