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5th December, December 2017 | 0
Anything this side of Wales is difficult to get to especially on a Friday in July, right next to train station easy to find.
Like many courses when off the beaten track that welcome is good with plenty of smiles and "have you come far" or "are you staying local" They know how to look after you.
The "Strip of land" as they call it, is far enough for a 4 or 5 iron but a good place to warm up, the shop will lend you some balls or you can take your own. Chipping area and putting green with a practice net as well. Good to see greens same pace as course.
Its newish and big but just doesn't have the feel of a golf course that has just celebrated 125 years. It works don't get me wrong and nothing wrong with it just it's a new building on an old golf course - make sense?
Well worth the drive and has that real links tradition of being right on the beach, and on some holes it feels like you are on the beach. Accuracy is paramount and maybe 4 or 5 iron off the tee from the range is the way to go? The sand dunes, the blind shots and the train line all add to the beauty of wanting to play well.
- No! but with the new clubhouse it has a different feel to many courses. Any visitor will enjoy their day.
- Yes, but with a strategy and I would stay over and play again.
Where to start - what a great golf course and foremost that is what we are doing reviewing courses and experiences. This course is right up there and if you were playing St David's and Aberdovey in a weekend or over 2 days you would be hard pressed to play 2 better courses in 2 days. Being a bit of a golfing traditionalist doesn't help and I only wish I could have played it years ago before the new club house, this ticks every box. The Dormy house on the side of the course certainly helps and I will go back to try it all over again.
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