Played the Hotchkin course on an overcast, relatively calm April day. Course conditioning was excellent and the staff was friendly and helpful. The Hotchkin fully earned its status as a classic, must-play layout. The degree of difficulty was significant, but not to the point of discouraging an occasional bold shot. Fairways are the "right" width in terms of requiring some precision off the tee (often carrying 100-150 yards of gorse), but not overly punitive. Fairway and greenside bunkering is plentiful, but again reasonable. Greens were in great shape, holding well-struck irons and providing straightforward "reads". Petwood Hotel is a great option in this town.
Date: May 02, 2017