I played the New course under clear, but windy and fast conditions in April 2018. This course has a nice blend of shorter and lengthy par fours, and windy conditions (as well as gorse and perhaps heather, which were fairly tame in April) put some real teeth into the longer, more challenging holes. Good shots are well-rewarded, but a "swing away" approach might result in too many trips to the gorse to allow decent scoring. The greens were in excellent condition - and fast - but not unreasonably so. All things considered, the New course offers a "big boy" golf experience which shouldn't be missed. (I recall many of the same experiences from the Old course at Walton Heath several years ago.) It is not a coincidence that Walton Heath has hosted many significant championships during its history.
Date: May 08, 2018