This is a course for enjoying a good match rather than struggling with the card and pencil. Abundant oak, pine and birch and large, fast and tricky greens make this a test of skill. The distinct slopes are a real advantage; rarely will a player find such a straight four footer at the end to salvage par. Another design by Tom Simpson in the 1930s, the course shows his trademark care in threading his holes through natural features, and in placing bunkers and routing doglegs. A lake on the 14th was felt to be out of character and was filled in. The course is not easy, but most hazards are visible, and all golfers will enjoy the thought and concentration necessary to play well. Not particularly long at 6,000 meters, like many older courses, the course starts off fairly benignly, but becomes longer and more trying toward the finish.