Type of course? Downland/parkland Peak District-stylee
Pleasant staff? Yes
Best hole? I loved the SI 18 5th. It’s a short downhill par 4 with a dogleg left, so it’s all about picking the right line and you might end up very close to the green. We went too far right with our drive and underestimated the roll (or overestimated our ability to get the ball to stick) with our approach shot and both ended up in the mess at the back. The kind of hole you’d love to play again to get it right.
Après golf? Avant golf was two MASSIVE sausages in a medium size roll in the disappointingly soulless clubhouse.
Nice round? A bit slow for my liking as we got stuck behind a fourball from the 7th, but at least there was enough shade to keep us cool on the hottest day of the year.
Special memory? Walking up the fairway on the 15th and seeing what looked like dunes – on closer inspection it was just little mounds with tufty grass, but all of a sudden if felt like we were on a links course. Also an excellent strategic hole.
Must play again? Yes. The course is quirky, very varied, a lot of fun, with beautiful views and so lush for this time of year!