On arrival at Whitekirk we were greeted with very strong winds which did little to cool the hot temperature. The course, like many others, was dry and firm, making scoring difficult. I did however begin with five straight pars before a nasty bounce at the par three 6th cost me a double bogey five. Then a blind tee shot at the 9th saw me lose my ball after a straight drive ran out of fairway as the hole actually dog legged left over the hill. At the 9th a wicked bounce saw me finish in an unplayable lie and I made another double bogey. At the 12th, despite both my playing partner and myself having seen my ball bouncing up the fairway, were unable to find it and zero points were once again recorded on my card. At the 15th, chances of a buffer zone finish were dashed as my second shot to the par five ran through the green into thick rough and only one point recorded. At the 18th some pride was restored as I holed a long birdie putt, appreciated by the small crowd watching from the garden terrace. Nephew Billy faired little better. The staff were friendly and the facilities excellent, and with plans under way to extend the complex, which only opened in 1995, it is worth a visit. Our meal was good value and served by a cheery waitress. At the entrance to the clubhouse and Pro Shop there is an unusual, but well stocked gold fish pond as you can see. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01620 870300 for further information.
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