We saved this course for the final day giving us plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the clubhouse, situated in the main Inter-continental Hotel building. The staff were all very friendly and the service excellent.
After meeting with Chris Ahern (Commercial Director), he quickly gave us a tour of the facilities and gave us some pointers on how to enjoy the course.
The atmosphere here is very different to the other course and it has much more of a ’local club’ feel about it.
The first tee situated less than a few yards from the clubhouse and offers you a simple Par 4 start but note the fairway doesn’t start for 150 yards, but don’t worry, the sandy fairway is plenty good enough to play from.
The course then meanders around three or four loops, each returning to the main Clubhouse.
The course is flat and has a layout that nicely rotates between Par 3’, 4’s and 5’s. This means you could play it again and again without getting bored.
Upon reaching the back nine, water comes into play with holes 11, 12 and 13 circling a very pleasant reed lined lake. Tricky if you tend to fade the ball as all holes are left to right but equally challenging to those that draw the ball, as each hole is also flanked by apartments.
Having navigated these holes, you then return to a parkland style finish with the 18th positioning you back at the main clubhouse.
The only negative we could aim at this course is that it looks a little tired in places but that comes from the fact that is the most played course in the group. However, this course is much shorter than the others and suits all levels of player.
The food in the clubhouse is very good and the club-sandwich is to die for!
All in all, we liked this course and we would happily return.