Superb course Parkland & Links
I was very fortunate in playing Sand Martins, it was a Charity day for £25 with a two course meal!
The weather was very hot and humid to start. But on the back nine it turned black as night and the last two holes were finished in a deluge.
The first two holes were pretty simple, but the greens were +12 on the Stimpmeter, very very quick.
I came unstuck on the 3rd with a poor tee shot, and then got stuck in the sand.
I parred the fourth, but came to grief on the 8th, when irritated by my playing partners. Who put me off when putting.
The back nine is set up like a links course which I really liked. The holes are tough if you are not very accurate and the greens don't hold and are bloody quick.
All in all a fantastic experience, ruined a bit by the weather, having said that I will return.
This is a gem, if you get a chance deffinately give it a go.
Oh those greens...Augusta for me next!!
SAND MARTINS GC
Opened in 1993, the course has been cleverly designed with two distinct and contrasting nine holes; an outward nine, set in parkland with lakes, water hazards and dog-legs and a stunning 'links style' inward nine with sand banks, broom and a host of challenges.
The back nine is really special, with high rivetted bunkers and hazards lurking on every hole offering a good test of golf; "Deception", the 15th with a ravine across the fairway, really does live up to its name!
Excellent clubhouse facilities lead to good value at £19 using 241 voucher.