The first hole starts right across the road from the pro shop, and quickly takes you down to the coastal dunes.
The remaining holes on the front nine then run along the coast; the back nine turn inland. For pure looks, the front nine surely win, but as a golfing challenge, I think the back nine are a bit more demanding.
Most scenic are the 2nd through the 7th, running along the coastal dunes. A good mix of par three’s, ranging from 140 to 240 yards will test your skills. The course has stood the test of time remarkably well, with several holes requiring both length and accuracy. Maybe Old Tom had a dream (nightmare?) featuring metal woods and Titleist Pro V1s?
On the longer holes, you need to stay on the fairways, otherwise there’s a good chance you’ll end up in the plentiful gorse. Pretty when it blooms, but deadly for your game. The rough on the other hand looks deep, but is actually quite forgiving. You’ll find your ball more often than not.