Nice easy 445 yard par 5 to start....yeah! This is quite a tough course 6700 yards off the white tees, and on a blisteringly hot Saturday afternoon it's no picnic.
I'd have to agree with all of Paul's review, especially the bit about taking a buggy. The tees, fairways and greens are in terrific condition. But you can tell the head green-keeper is a sadistic so and so as there are some new really testing bunkers, and the first cut (2 inches) runs out around 6-8 feet from the fairway.
If you want to test your game, try here, but go on a cooler day and use a buggy!
Worth a visit
I was invited to Millbrook GC by a former work colleague to play in a charity event for Keech, a hospice for adults and children. We were greeted with a smiling face at registration, always a good start to the day. Then we headed for the buffet breakfast, very nice indeed. We proceeded to the first tee, a dogleg par 5 only 445 yards, your thinking that's an easy start however as we came to the corner for our second shots there is massive dip in the fairway, so with over 200 yards to go i decided to lay up in the dip. Your third shot is then a blind shot up to the top of the hill, thank goodness they have added a cart track as this is a steep climb up to the green, not my favorite start to a round. The course then winds through the trees, with some elevations to negotiate. The course on the whole is very laid out however there are some very quirky holes, especially the 1st,9th and the 11th(known locally as cardiac hill). The course then runs along the side of the main A road, This was very busy thus being rather noisy. To sum up, the course was in excellent condition, no complaints from any of my playing partners, The greens have undulations in them that you just cannot see, beware. A very good test for all handicaps. My one piece of advise is, get a buggy, you will enjoy your round a lot better. A great day out, its definately worth playing.
The website address for the charity is www.keech.org.
Happy Golfing and Vive le TSG.