It’s a tricky course with quite a bit of undulation and a few slopes. They’re not easy to see on television, but there are plenty of tee shots that require you to take the slope into account. The greens are tiny and a few are steep, so the greens will be the main issue. The par fives are the easiest part of the course, so if you score well there you’ll gain an advantage over the course. The wind doesn’t usually blow hard, but when it does it gets tough. It’s a mix of tricky holes, with three or four long par fours and then reachable par fives.
Tee to green it’s hard to compare it to any other course. Around the greens it can play a little like Valderrama, but not as tough or tricky at times. It has constant slopes and you can find yourselves three yards from the pin with a tough chip just off the green. You have to calculate spin, too.
From the tee there are a few dog-legs, but it’s similar in some holes to a course in Turin, La Mandria, with a few dog-legs where you can cut the corner. My favourite thing is that you have to be very accurate with your approach play. Players that are more accurate, and not necessarily bombers, will be near the top of the leaderboard I think.
From a non-technical point of view, the views are amazing. You can see the lake and a few holes go up into the hill, left of the clubhouse, and you can see the town from certain areas. It’s pretty incredible