The East Course is a classic parkland layout and deserves being presented as the club’s “Championship Course.” Royal’s facilities and service levels are excellent. However, my recent game on the East left me disappointed. It was not what I would expect from a Top 10 course. The greens were up to standard, but the rest looked a bit worn, poorly maintained, and scruffy in places. There may be mitigating factors due to increased traffic during the West Course’s 2022 upgrade, bad weather, and maintenance short staffing, but I question whether a Top 10 course should not be able to overcome such setbacks and present itself as such all year round.