On Thursday we re visited a course we had played in 2014 – The New Course at the Grand Cypress Golf Resort. The New Course is Jack Nicklaus’ tribute and homage to the famed Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. This Scottish links masterpiece is complete with double greens, stone bridges and walls, gorse mounds, burns and pot bunkers as deep as 12 feet—all in the spirit of the true Scottish original. Very few trees are located within the interior of the course, creating generous landing areas. The course was completed in 1988.
We didn’t tee off until 11am and it was pretty warm. We kept a good pace around the front nine and then caught the field at the 10th – there were two groups of four banked up at the 10th so Steve suggested we go and play the front nine again which we did. We have got used to playing at a good pace and find it really frustrating to sit behind other people and wait to hit every shot. It really hinders your rhythm – I know, I know – first world problems : 0.