I was looking forward with excitement to play Wild Cost Sun, mainly because of its’ architect Robert Trent Jnr. But on this course I didn’t see any of his fingerprints. Or maybe I am wrong. He likes long stretches of fairways following the nature, garnished with elongated bunkers left or right and boomerang shaped bunkers to mark doglegs. By here the nature will only allow you to construct fairways like that in a very few places. It’s a very hilly course, you can’t walk but need a golf cart. From many greens to the next tee you wouldn’t have a clue of where to go next, if there wasn’t a signpost. There is absolutely no flow playing the course. And for many holes, if you don’t hit the green or fairway your chances of finding your ball are small and if you find it, playing it will most likely be impossible.
But if you want to have a great day on a golf course full of surprises, placed in a fantastic landscape, here and there with a beautiful view over the ocean and if you are playing just for fun and accept to lose a few balls either in a ravine or to a baboon, then you should go. It is a very unusual golf experience.
Date: April 14, 2020