6/12 meet up for GK match with Johnny joined by Matt and Andrew for a rollicking good time. Thank you to the GM Tom for the invite. Pretty comfortable 415 POP which for some reason felt slower on the back but nice day nice course and entertaining companions so no complaints.
Friendly welcome from all staff. Course is almost back to pre-covid status with rake-less bunkers and no drinking water on the course as the last reminders.
Fairways are in almost goldylocks condition firm enough for some extra roll while still providing good cushion. Ideal for iron shots but often challenging for fairway metals. Staff has been making the rounds filling divots as carts had been sans bottles until today.
Rough along fairways acts mostly as an impediment to forward progress while being playable for shots. However areas further away especially on the hillsides and behind and off to the sides of the greens can often be longer more wirery and challenging.
Did not myself find any bunkers but by observation most have soft thick deep sand that retains footprints. We played smooth and place but still the condition often kept the ball in some awkward areas of the traps.
Tees lush and level with the markers often covering the full width of the tee box.
Greens mostly receptive to well struck shots while being firm enough to allow the chips to roll out nicely. Rolling consistently at medium fast speed, mostly smooth with a few un-repaired ball marks Greens are on the larger side with slope contour and topography to consider. Really enjoy the 6 zones for pin placement which increases the entertainment value.
Good layout and even with houses nearby there is a remote feel to the course as there is an abundance of natural habitat.» Close