This was THE course I wanted play on this trip. It was ranked in the top 20 for all links-style courses in the world, and it didn't disappoint.
The fescue and the bramble were thick. There were lots of elevation changes, too, and the fairways and greens were quick. Oh yeah, the bunkers were real nasty in spots in true Scottish-links fashion.
The course is seaside. The weather is foul. The score was ridiculous (117, and my handicap is 19). We experiences rain, sun, calm breezes, and wind, just about everything the course could throw at us. It did defeat us, but it will always be a memory.
Go ahead and play it. I enjoyed it more than St. Andrews (the Eden course).