Staff is very friendly and professional - really made you feel special. Course is a collection of reproduced holes from several of the courses in British Open history - #12 and Road Hole at St. Andrews, the "Postage Stamp" par-3, etc. So, from that perspective, it is a pretty neat experience advertised as being much cheaper as going to Europe, but still a very pricey round (in my book). Course was in very good shape, with only a few bad spots in a few fairways, and the greens were in great shape. The course requires some control - if you are in the gorse, just forget about finding your ball, because you won't find it. Course rules are for a lateral drop with a stroke, so that's a bit forgiving but moves the players along. Pace of play was a little slower than expected, but not brutal. Keep in mind it's kind of a "theme" course, so you will see golfers of all skill levels out there so be patient and enjoy the stories. They provide a yardage book that includes the history of each hole so take the time to read and it will give some extra inspiration (I birdied the Postage Stamp, so that's my claim to fame!). Clubhouse and snack cart staff (especially Nacho) were great, but if you want food at the turn, use the phone at the #9 tee box - they prepare everything (even hot dogs) to order. Overall, a neat story for a course and a game, but very expensive.
Date Played: September 17, 2013 | Cost: $189.00