The Rocklands greens get so quick at this time of year they have to be slowed down with less frequent mowing and wetting agents otherwise they would be stimping at 13 or more. Pins on slopes tend to be awkward if you’re putting to them from downhill or sidehill. Most greens are fine yet that on No 8, an attractive 402-metre dogleg left par 4, is an awkward design with its false front being part of the putting surface. And that’s where they placed the pin! New white bunker sand is now a feature of the rebuilt Rocklands traps, and they look beautiful. But the average golfer will struggle to flush recovery shots from fairway bunkers owing to the powdery sand.