I've just started playing golf and to be honest, am not much good (I guess who is when they start). I've not played on many courses (Hobbs Cross and some par 3's) so I cant compare it to anything else, so I'll just call it like it is.
The fairways are fairly narrow and the holes are not massively long, but if your ball happens to stray into the rough to either side of the fairway, you'll probably not see it again. The rough is thick and prickley so I have been using cheap balls to drive off with. The teeing areas are well kept and most people seem to replace divots or use the seed/soil mix which seem present at all holes.
The greens are nice, well kept and a mixture of fast and slow (the first few seem slow but they speed up after about the 6th). There is a shop, which is reasonably priced and it has gloves, tee's and balls. There is a small selection of bags and shoes. They also offer a good concessionary price (£7 odd) for a round during the day, which is handy as the guy I play with is a freedom pass owner. The bunkers are nicely kept, but small and infrequent.
Cons: There aren't enough ball washers, it can be confusing trying to work out which hole is next - not enough signs pointing to the next hole. The practice putting green is pointless and seems more at home on a caravan site - which I guess it is. There are 2 practice nets but these have seen better days.
Summary: I'd say that none of the holes here are particualy memorable, but some are nice - the 18th which has you driving over a hill, down into a valley where the green is, and the third which sweeps round to the left at about 280 yards.Despite all the issues, I've enjoyed playing here and will probably make it my local club. I think it's a good place to start once you've outgrown par 3 courses.There is a fantastic ammount of birdlife (if that's your thing) and despite being near a busy road, I didn't really notice the traffic noise (just the sound of my sobbing as I lost yet another ball).