Please, do not miss it if you ever get the chance to play this excellent course! It's expensive, but you won't regret it.
We were both pretty tired after the 2010, so when we were advised by the Course Ranger that the Montgomerie was extremely hilly and had long gaps between holes, we accepted his strong advice to take a buggy. That turned out to be a very wise decision as the Montgomerie is undoubtedly one of the hilliest courses I've ever seen or played. At 5863 yards par 69 off the yellow tees it's not overly long, but we were agreed that it was even more enjoyable than the 2010. The views are just amazing - go and see it for yourself, you'll not be disappointed. The view from the tee of the 584 yard 3rd is of a wide fairway between high pine trees and the hint of a downward slope at around 200 yards, but the views from the middle of the fairway (yes, I actually hit it!!) are simply superb, as shown here.
However, the highlight of my round had to be the 390 yard par 4 10th, a tricky downhill dog leg left, with a large pond in front of the green. If you zoom into this photo you'll see my ball, some 12 feet pin high. A hugely satisfying birdie followed and I ended up with another 93 (and a 3-0 lead, which knowing Polly's considerable golfing abilities as I do, might quickly disappear!)