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Sean,I think you have a point with the last few holes though I wondered whether simply varying the width of some of the fairways/playing corridors would help alleviate this. I found the course to be my favourite of the four on Gullane Hill.
Quote from: Jon Wiggett on July 17, 2018, 06:57:07 AMSean,I think you have a point with the last few holes though I wondered whether simply varying the width of some of the fairways/playing corridors would help alleviate this. I found the course to be my favourite of the four on Gullane Hill.I think that's right. I agree that the front 9 is stronger than the back but the rhythm of the course is good, you're engaged from the get go and the whole place has a nice feel. Perhaps the last 4 could be improved but a good step up from the Gullane courses.
I really like Kilspindie (but top of a Happy 100 ahead of Elie? Wash your mouth out Mr Wiggett!) but agree with Sean that it's high are higher but its lows lower than Luffness. For me, Luffness has it over Kilspindie because of its rhythm. There are a couple of points at Kilspindie when the routing gets a bit awkward (a long walk back to a tee, a long walk around the house on the corner) and the obvious problems with the routing in the corner by the houses just mean that a round there doesn't quite flow like a round at Luffness.
Sean,the 9th in its format from 20 years ago was a wonderful straight up the hill reachable par four. Should have been an easy birdie but was an even easier bogey. It is a shame it has been altered.As for LN it is a solid course with a good rhythm as Mark says but the charm is in the whole experience but the course itself lacks that somewhat. The course at Kilspindie or Elie for the matter has charm in buckets.
As a 1st time visitor to Scotland earlier this year, when driving to play Gullane #2, I had no idea the holes of Luffness was a separate golf course! I just thought those were the holes of #3. Not until reading this thread did I know any different. Haha.