The length is 6250 yds giving rise to a par of 70 but such is the test of the course that the standard scratch is 70. It is however, an "easy walking" parkland course and as such is suitable for all types and ages of golfers
The 18 hole course has an abundance of sand traps. Each and every green is closely guarded by bunkers requiring a precise second shot. The layout is little changed from Dr Mackenzie's original design but a careful programme of tree planting over the last fifty years means that every fairway is tree lined calling for greater accuracy from the tee than most courses.