The first couple of holes run along the train tracks and are straight and relatively wide, providing for a nice warm-up stretch. Then the fun starts.
Going out, several of the holes run along the dunes, the only protection from the wind. With hard, bumpy fairways, it is essential that you know where to land your shots, something that only gets more difficult in the wind. On most of the holes you get a good view of the fairway and the green, but there are a few blind tee shots, with surprising gullies in the fairways. On the blind holes you have to trust the markers that indicate the line. There’s also an abundance of pot bunkers to contend with.
The greens were in very good condition, true and fast. A few have several levels, but most are fairly flat, yet not easy to read. Experience is essential.
The back nine are a bit further inland, and therefore more sheltered from the wind. A few of the holes could even pass as parkland, as some of the fairways are tree-lined, unusual for a links course.