Hilly course, an abundence of interesting drives, a whole load of climbing hills, great greens, well kept fairways. This is a blindingly good and very interesting course, extremely well kept.
You will need to be fit, you will need some straight drives, and believe me...you will love the challenge! Jeremy Stock
This course is a true test for any golfer. The first six
holes call for accuracy rather than power as you wind your
way to the bottom end of the heath, through beautiful, established
beech woodlands. The short third is a delight - a wedge through
a tight, tree-lined elevated approach.
The having played with tee shots and mid/short irons throughout
the first half dozen you hit the Seventh. A long par five,
OOB all the way on the right. A left to right sloping fairway.
The an incredibly tough approach to an elevated green. (A
blind shot to an Amercian. To the right of the
green, the ground steeply slopes into heavy rough, to the
left thehill slopes onto the putting surface, but beware of
trying to use it as a safety zone. Either the ball will get
caught in the rough, or it will run down and throught the
green. An awesome challenge no matter your level of play.The
course moves back to the top level through eight and nine.
The front nine has the ball above and below the feet throughout
and is very tight.
The back nine is played on the top part of the Heath, but
is also undulating. The Twelfth hole is an uphill par 3 back
to the clubhouse and then you move to the "Top Six". The highlight
of the closing holes is the fifteenth, an awesome challenge.
After a drive which must be hit to the fullest you reach the
crest of a valley over which doglegged slightly to the
left is a the green. A short drive leaves a completely blind
shot. The Green is protected by OOB yards to the right, and
sharp slope if you a long, generally leaving no shot, another
incline to the left down to the sixteenth tee. Play short
and a greenside bunker will catch you, or the valley will
claim the ball. For me this is the signature hole.
Altogether the course is well established, generally in great
condition, with true and very accepting greens ( if a little
slow). Reg Williams
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