The Bay course is not only fun to play, it’s a remarkably good layout with a distinctly coastal feel to it, boasting many fine qualities. The holes are interesting and distinctive, some exceptional, it’s playable and challenging in all weather conditions, and the greens are consistently superb to putt on. In my eyes it’s a links, and with its dry fairways the ball runs a bit. The greens probably wouldn’t qualify though as they are receptive rather than firm. A course with five par 3s is unusual, and on the day I played there were 19 two-clubs in the competition. The club is a welcoming one, and you can’t help but enjoy the 19th hole and its balcony overlooking the 18th green, a fabulous par-5 finishing hole.