Architect: Harry Colt – modernised between 2005 & 2010 by Ernie Els
Stats: 6,989 yds, par 73, SSS 75
GF: £360

Visitor information: Weekdays only
2010 Ranking: 35 (no change)

Improvements since 2010 Rankings:

Course: None

Panellists’ Comments: “A special experience to tee off in the shadow of the iconic clubhouse with all the memories of the great tournaments in your mind”; “A very modern test that requires some huge hitting off the tee and lofted shots into the green – more suited to better golfers but all will enjoy the experience of playing the West”; “The major Els changes have brought together all the more piecemeal tinkering of the past decade and made this one of the toughest tests there is for ordinary golfers”; “Very memorable but unless you are very well off it’s one to play on a corporate day when someone else is paying!”

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