Type of course? Parkland.

Pleasant staff? Very, both in the pro shop and in the bar.

Best hole? The meandering 13th is tricky to get right and very attractive, with Linden Hall in the background of the green.

Après golf? Delicious pecan tart and carrot cake in the beautiful, cozy bar.

Nice round? I was playing in the mixed Open with my brother-in-law’s best friend. I love the greensomes format and we both played well. Only once did we both drive into a nearby pond.

Special memory? I loved playing with Stuart, whose strong North-East accent made all communication near impossible. Everything he said sounded mysterious and wise and he agreed with me whenever I thought I should hit the ball rather than him. This strategy of pleasantly uncommunicative communication seemed to work, as we ended up winning the Open.

Must play again? No. Nice course, but the holes were all a bit samey.