The East Course is fun to play, there being a good balance between challenge and opportunity. The par 5s offer birdie chances while the long par 4s test you in the extreme. Holes 10 and 11 keep your focus and may hurt your scorecard if you try to be too aggressive off the tee or with your approach. Unfortunately, Royal East has consistently struggled to maintain the conditioning standards in evidence when it opened for play after a full refresh. Drainage issues in lower lying areas persist following heavy rain, and the greens are not up to the standard of other Top 20 courses. Tee boxes are generally poor which impacts the overall conditioning rating. On the positive side, the pro shop and service at the 19th is always consistent.