After a few rounds at Champagne Sports the past year I have to conclude it’s one of those rare courses where I cannot name a weak hole. Every one of them has strong design features. And the balance of the layout is just about perfect. Good tee shots are required throughout the round, and if you’re driving straight and long you can score low because the par 5s are within range for two. And there are three par 4s where the green can be driven, one surprisingly being the fabulous downhill dogleg second (409 metres from the club tees) where a big drive on the tiger line can run down the hill to the putting surface (Mark Anders take a bow). Another downhiller through a chute of trees is the ninth. There have been two holes-in-one on the 304-metre 10th, which is among my favourite short par 4s.