We played at WSM as the first course on our annual tour, this year taken in Somerset with eleven of us in tow. As ever, being a group, we need to book-up in advance to obtain the tee-times and pleased to say this was a very simple and pleasurable process, even to the extent that we were offered a discounted rate of £30 pp and the freedom to tee-off in our own time once the members had cleared through by 1.30pm
As to the course, WSM is a flat seaside/links course with one or two particularly nice holes – notably the stretch of 4, 5 and 6 - and offers the opportunity to score well with some good course management. A nice finishing hole too played out alongside the stream that snakes its way around the course. The course isn’t overly tight, nor overly long, but if you start spraying the ball around you will pay the price as the rough can be penal if you’re particularly wayward.
The greens are terrific, with some typical links-style humps and bumps to negotiate in places. We found them true and relatively quick, despite the earlier drizzle. A hallmark of the course for sure.
All in all, a very nice, fairly simple links to get the week rolling – and potentially good preparation for the challenge of Burnham and Berrow the following day. Definitely worth a visit if in the area.
Date: October 02, 2017