Played the West course last week for the umpteenth time and it's an experience I always enjoy. It was a cold and miserable March day and after the round I still came away thinking what a great place Wentworth is to play golf. We were lucky enough to be the first group off at 8am in the morning and our fourball wizzed round in 3hrs 20 mins... that in itself was special (and unusual). The recent changes made by Ernie Els will need some time to settle in but the West has certainly been toughened up and tightened up. The water at the 8th is now a real problem which cuts all the way around the green and the numerous extra bunkers have been thoughtfully placed. The new back tees are not there for mere mortals (certainly in the winter), so we stayed well away from them. Great course, great atmospherse, great experience. Expensive but if you can afford it. in my view it's worth it.
Date: March 24, 2006