A gently undulating, tree-lined, parkland course that is reaping the benefits of a tree-planting programme from many years previous allowing the course to continue to develop through to present day.
The course records are a magnificent 60 (amateur) and 62 (professional), which will take some beating but, such is the enjoyment of the course, you’re guaranteed to have great fun in trying.
Last visited by the James Braid in 1946, the course is better than ever thanks to modern green keeping techniques and the atrategic planting of 25,000 trees. The site is a mere 72 acres, but Braid showed what imagination could do with a limited canvas – it appears much more expansive. The ground slopes and tilts this way and that, which lends itself nicely to elevated greens, deflecting hmmocks and gathering bunkers.
The terrain contradicts the yardage and makes club selection a critical part of playing the course. Although the greens are mainly on the small side, they are very deceptive. Looking generally flat, they can be slippery in summer when they are fanned by the prevailing westerly wind.
The card reads 6,080 yards, par 70, although for most it appears somewhat longer.