This was probably our favourite course of the week. Buggies were included in the price but, again, the greenkeeper insisted that we had to stay on the cart paths due to the rain two days previously. We thought that was unnecessary, but it was what it was.
Whilst the course itself had wide fairways and wayward shots weren’t generally penalised, they do need to think about how they set off groups on the first and tenth holes, which have adjacent tees, and fairways separated only by the cart path for the first three hundred metres or so.
The starter seemed intent on setting groups off alternately which meant that the group playing the first always seemed to be in range and in danger of being hit by those playing the tenth. It would be much better to have both groups tee off before advancing down the course, but the starter had his own idea.
Ah well, we only upset one lady golfer who seemingly didn’t hear the shout of “fore” and, despite the ball not landing too close to her, decided to throw it some distance further into the first fairway rather than back to the tenth. A more senior Marshall did speak to her about her behaviour and asked her to speed up as she was playing her sixth shot on the first hole behind my colleague’s drive off the tenth ;-D
The clubhouse was a pleasant place to sit with a view of the ninth green and down the first fairway. We’d definitely come back here.