Ben, I think it's a very close call between the first at Metropolitan and the first at Kingston. To split the baby, I'd give the tee shot to Kingston--it is, to my eye, glorious--and the approach shot and green complex to Metropolitan.
Mark, thanks for the kind words. I gather I'll be learning about many obscure societies on this site. But I can't agree with you--for now--on the em dash, which I prefer to the en dash. I do recognize that many prefer the latter for its spacing and increased readability, so in time I might come around to your view (although not for reasons of gender).
Niall, I would gladly post that picture of Castle Stuart, but I have a hard time associating Castle Stuart with flatness (even if a few of its holes are relatively flat). When I think of flatness, I think Westward Ho!, Kingston Heath, Quogue Field Club, and the Old Course. I have never played (or heard of) Forfar, but I will certainly look into it now. Thanks again.