The design team of Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore has earned a reputation for intriguing courses that meld with their surroundings, and Old Sandwich, which debuted in the mid 2000s, continues the trend. The peace and remoteness of the club is palpable from the moment you enter the gate and make your way to the stylish clubhouse. Crenshaw and Coore as always deliver a well-proportioned layout that shapes all different kinds of shots; it is also sensitive to the stiff breezes that can blow through. The tees, fairways and greens are fairly open, so even less accomplished players can flex their muscles a bit to reach the generous landing areas. The carefully groomed playing areas contrast nicely with the natural landscape. Everything at the club is top-notch, up to and including the near-perfect grasses. Fortunate golfers lodge in the club's comfortable cottages and play the course again and again.