With Castle Black overlooking the County of Westmorland the Manor plays at a par 71 7066 yards from the black tee's With medium -fast and soft greens
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Other Courses by Wayne Adams
Reviewed by: Craig LeVasseur on 3/14/2016
Any review here has to start with the most obvious feature, which is the castle. It's a nicely done feature, because it is far enough out of play where you just see the structure and not any details, and also because it surprisingly does not seem out of place. There is a lot of nicely done wall work around the course, as well.
One another unique thing that sticks out to me is the work with retaining walls around water. I think the water hazards here get closer to the greens and fairways than I have seen on any other course. This comes with the occasional jaggy green edge, of course, but for the most part each instance fits nicely with the course.
The holes are routed here between wide open terrain, and more narrow tree-lined corridors, and the transition between the two is generally smooth. I found the wide open holes to be vastly superior to the tree-lined holes, though. The creativity (but playability) of the wide open holes matched the creativity of the scenery, while the narrow holes too often relied on shallow greens that did not afford an opportunity to hold any approach shots.
The mixed bag of holes hurts the overall standing of this course a bit, but the good holes here are among the upper tier in quality and definitely worth a play.