Tale of two halves
The front nine was quite open and a bit featureless. Back nine much maturer and a bit more of a challenge. Course had suffered from recent snow and rain, and was very boggy in places. No temporary greens or tees though, and greens were ok given the conditions. Would play again the summer, as enjoyed the back nine.
"WINTER" IS HERE
This is my home club. We have enjoyed good conditions throughout the summer with the course generally being better maintained than many of its more prestigious and expensive counterparts. We are now on winter tees (some mats, some secondary grass tees), and today we played on "frost greens" (pins always at the front), however, the fairways and greens remain in great nick which is a real testament to the greenkeeping team as the course is "pay and play". For those of you who don't know the set up here, it is a flat parkland course, with a fairly open front 9 but a much tighter back. There is a good quality driving range and overall it is a good value venue. I am happy to "host" anyone who would like to try it out (no I am not on commission!).
Nice and different
Go and play and make your own mind up, its like playing 2 complete different course, front 9 open, 2nd 9 tree lined and needs to be plotted and not just smashed around