Type of course? Is it a lush links course? Is it a parkland course with few trees? Is it more of a hybrid? Who knows, who cares.
Pleasant staff? Yes, and also very jovial, friendly male members on the course. Nice to be made to feel so welcome!
Best hole? The par 4 10th signature hole is really very good. There’s water across the fairway and to the left and a raised green protected by two massive bunkers cut into the side of the hill. It just looks really really great and it’s just hard enough to make you pleased to get a 5.
Après golf? Ok sandwiches quickly gobbled up before our round in the lovely clubhouse.
Nice round? Fantastic. This was a practice round for Charlotte’s Div 4 final on Monday, we both played very well, the pace was perfect, the course is just wonderful, there was an airshow overhead, the occasional train and glimpses of the beach beyond.
Special memory? The way we both played the par 5 18th hole. I am one up at that stage and I hit a great drive. Charlotte is 20 yards behind me. She clips the trees on the right of the fairway with her second shot and her ball stops dead. GAME ON, I think. I am 180 yeards away, so do I play it safe with a little hybrid for an easy chip onto the green? Hell no! I get the big girl out and land my ball at the front of the green in two. At that point I’m feeling pretty confident even though the pin is at the back. Charlotte is under pressure. She hits the ball and… her third shot ends up 7 feet from the pin! Thankfully I put my putt two feet away from the pin, but she sinks her putt for birdie! I do the same. A fantastic way to end a great round.
Must play again? I can’t wait to play it again.