We needn’t have worried, because though a fine drizzle continued to blow in from the sea throughout our breakfast, a hardy group of regulars – most of them Prince’s Grant residents – were already out on the course, sheltering in their golf carts in between shots. “Those guys really aren’t fair weather golfers,” I mention to one of the waiters. “That’s why they live here,” he explains. “They love their golf and this course and many play every day.”

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