The course is a classic links course, originally designed by Harry Colt and later updated by Martin Hawtree.
Bull Island is basically a flat sand bank, but that doesn’t mean the course is easy. Plenty of pot bunkers complicate your play, and good course management is more important than long drives. With a flat coastal landscape come strong winds, another complication. Target golf is not a good strategy; you need to master the bump-and-run to score. The course finishes with an excellent dogleg par four, ending just in front of the clubhouse. To reach the green in two you need to cut across a wetland area, something that provides endless entertainment for those sitting in the second story clubhouse bar.