First impressions of a course from a clubhouse bay window are usually revealing. But not here at Ashburnham, where the first and last holes are entirely untypical of what lies in between. In fact, add in the flat, parallel-running 2nd and 17th, along with the short 16th, and the rest is very much a course within a course. These remaining 13 holes are classic links. They dive through the dunes with a beguiling combination of blind and open vistas; some are arrow-straight, others are dog-legged – occasionally more than once.
John Henry Taylor, Fred Hawtree, Charles Kenneth Cotton