|Opening tee shot down to the left of the shed.|
The routing opens up strongly from a high plateau down to the small first green, tucked between an old farm shed and a burn to the ocean. The course continues along rolling dunes, tracking uphill along the sea.
|Climbing the dunes toward the 2nd green.|
Crail really has an interesting start to any golf course, however from here the golf moves back to the center of the property, in a featureless field, where the final half of the front nine finish back up the plateau.
From a presentation stand point I believe Crail would benefit from more defined areas of tall fescue rough between the parallel fairways that finish the front nine.
To understand the other side of the coin from a maintenance perspective, gang mowing these holes is most cost effective and productive considering the limited number of staff used to maintain the course.
|The back nine climaxes on the downhill par 3 14th, overlooking the ocean, Crails best hole.|