We have just returned from a weeks holiday in Tobago ,my wife and I played 18 holes in Mount Irvine and The Plantation .
At Mount Irvine there is a certain amount of charm and history around the place BUT ..the club house facilites are dated and in need of much refurbishment, the past glories of the club are there to see on the "past winners board " in the small bar area , from the early 70's Tony Jacklin , Brian Barnes and Tommy Horton are all past winners etc , unfortunatley the course needs the same !
The greens were almost all covered in clover , I did not see a bunker rake anywhere on the course , hence most of the bunkers looked like playpits !, wayward tee shots I mean 3-5 yards off the fairway were almost certainly lost in the long grass ! some fairways had been cut , some hadn't !
Oddly , we quite enjoyed playing it, the thought of all the past champions playing there all those years ago gave it some history (we did however lose about 10 balls between us ) but if you are serious about your golf , think hard about playing here , but if its a holiday round you are after , then for about £85 quid for 2 with a buggy (ours broke down too just adding to the experience ) then go enjoy the the thought of Tony Jacklin playing around there all that time ago, but in its current condition I bet he wouldnt be able to shoot a similar score now !
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