This discussion group is best enjoyed using Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari.
Tim how was the turf? I've read a lot on here about all you need are sheep and rabbits! I've seen enough nle links courses to know that's just not true. What I've seen has explained to me how great the Morris's, Parks' etc to win on 'short' courses with scores in the 80's.
From my untrained eye, the turf quality seemed to be pretty good. The ball always had a perfect lie in the fairway and it felt a bit spring-y under foot, which was nice! It was firm enough that you could play a bump and run, but you definitely don't get as much run as at a course that mows fairways. In my mind, after seeing Iona, I would think that you could achieve decent turf conditions with just sheep and cattle, but I'm not sure if the locals do more to the turf that I'm not aware of. The greens are the only area where I would be dubious that you could get them into any sort of decent condition for putting without doing additional work to them.