Will most tourist golfers enjoy the Castle Course? Do the pros outweigh the cons? Should it be included on a trip to the area? My emphatic answer is yes, play the Castle. In my review I’m not going to get into a comparison game; should one play Castle over Kingsbarns, or if it’s better to play two rounds on the New Course instead of making the 10 minute drive out to the Castle. I’m simply attempting to answer the question as to whether or not most golfers will enjoy this track. Again, my answer for most is an emphatic yes. So why should you play it? Why do others hate it? Read on to find out.
In the weeks leading up to playing Muirfield, I tried to learn what made the course one of the top in the world. I knew it didn’t contain the same magical views as Dornoch or the difficulty of Portrush. I did know that Jack Nicklaus loved it so much he named his own course, Muirfield