There relief nine at Burnham & Berrow; the Channel course - is a superb nine-holer.
In places it is virtually the same as the main course but in miniature.
The first five holes are played on flatter land close to marshland which separates the course from the sea before the final four make their way back through the dunes.
In truth none of this closing quartet would be out of place on the main championship course and although not as long they have rolling fairways and fine green complexes, none better than the one at the short eighth.
A quick loop of this course would be a fine way to introduce yourself to the delights of Burnham & Berrow.
The game of golf has the ability to take you on amazing journeys to the most wondrous places where you meet such interesting people.
It was an impulsive, crazy… and some would say utterly ridiculous… decision that took me to The Machrie in the Spring of 2018.