Historic but divides opinion
Ranked 89th in England in my 2007/8 guide this was a gentle warm down after my previous day at RL&SA. Designed by Vardon and Colt in 1907 the course is a traditional parkland layout regularly being used as an Open Qualifying venue and hosting the annual Peter McEvoy Trophy (which has seen winners such as Justin Rose and Lee Westwood). Whilst it is very pleasant, to my mind it is no more than that - reviewers elsewhere seem to agree with me although there are others who rate it very highly. Currently the fairways are in very poor condition, although an irrigation system is now being installed - greens and bunkers are fine. Winter tees are in operation (the main tees are literally lush!)for which I received a £5 discount down to £40 - £30 would have been fairer. Lovely clubhouse with extensive patio and veranda overlooking 18th green - always a plus for me.