I love this course, the clubhouse, great staff and wonderful food & beer. It's a links course, but in the 30's they planted trees along the fairway edges and so, it could not pass the links snob sniff test. OK, I get it - fast, springy, rumpled fairways built on dunes, salt spray from the Pacific Ocean hanging perpetually in the shorepine-scented air - air btw, that is often moving sideways at 40 miles per - not good enuf for TRUE links, because trees do not a links course make.
Now they have cut them down -- they were dying (according to the website) anyway, having reached the end of their salt-stunted life span.
I want to try to get there this winter, but until then - any reports?