Difficult to rate higher than an Excellent only because geographically it is as the crow flies a close neighbour to Royal Birkdale , Royal Liverpool , Hillside and Formby ( special mentions too to S and A and Wallasey) . But I’d agree with the assessment that it’s probably the best course never to hold The Open !
The course is as true a links course as any in the land and is always eminently playable . How well you play it depends on ability and wind . In recent years I’ve had 19 in a howling gale and 44 on the stillest day possible .
All I can say is - if you can , play it !
Date: November 09, 2021