That was the verdict of six times Open champion Harry Vardon on seeing the land that would become an outstanding example of a heathland course.
Cecil K Hutchison, who helped design the King’s course at Gleneagles, was employed as the architect and Tadmarton was officially opened in October 1922.
Cyril Tolley, twice British Amateur champion, and Roger Wethered, who won the British Amateur the following year, played in an exhibition match that attracted large crowds and national newspaper coverage.
Prominent among the early founders was John Beaumont Pease, a man who played golf nearly every day, including the day he died, and who reached the quarter-finals of the Amateur Championship at the age of 58. To mark the occasion a trophy was presented in his honour and the Beaumont Pease Cup remains one of the club’s most prestigious competitions, open to leading amateurs from around the region.