Very surprised that this course is not ranked higher. It really is such a spectacular golf course!
I played the course in late July 2018 when England was experiencing somewhat of a heat wave with very little rain. The course was still in immaculate condition and the greens were quick and true, but still receptive even with well hit mid iron shots.
So many holes stick out in my mind even 6 weeks after playing the course! Some fantastic Par 3 holes in the cute 2nd over a stream surrounded by bunkers, the uphill 5th carved out of the woods and beautiful Monet painting 17th. The dog-leg Par 4 4th holes is a wonderful hole which requires a well placed tee shot to the left of the imposing trees in the middle of the fairway in order to see the beautifully set green at the bottom of the hill. The Par 5 7th feels like it dog-legs forever to the right and is a true 3 shot hole. Don't get too greedy with your tee shot at the dog-leg Par 4 11th - you'd rather have a longer iron shot than be blocked out by the woods on your second.
The only reason I hesitate to rank this as "excellent" is our experience with a stuffy member while getting lost trying to find one of the holes in this labyrinth of a golf estate. Still, what a memorable experience!!!
Date: August 14, 2018