Type of course? North Pennines moorland

Pleasant staff? Couldn’t have been more welcoming

Best hole? The signature 15th par 3 is simply delightful. You have to hit over a beautiful babbling stream at the bottom of a steep crag to reach a green that you can’t see. Gorgeous.

Après golf? We had to dash, but we would have loved to hang out on the lovely terrace amongst the splendid views of the North Pennines.

Nice round? Astounding. I’d picked this course because I thought we’d have some nice scenery, which didn’t disappoint, but I didn’t know it’d be so much fun to play as well. And so well looked after. And it only cost us £15 each!

Special memory? Picking a sheep to aim for on pretty much every tee shot (no sheep were harmed). Also having to chip through the electric fences that protect every green from the above-mentioned sheep. 

Must play again? I would love to. It’s in my top 3.