The rough is extremely punishing, unlike anything i've seen
before. Those who can play straight will benefit from a short
front 9 but those who struggle will not enjoy this course. Name not supplied July 5, 2005
Fairly short flat front 9 with severe punishment for wayward
shots leads to a very demanding back 9. Superb views as you
climb the hill to the 10th green and when up there if the
winds blowing beware!! Nigel Smith June 4, 2006
I have been playing Stilton for about six months now returning
to golf after a 20 year layoff.
When you look at the scorecard the course looks short and
relatively easy, but ignore the long rough at your peril.
As most people who play it know it falls into two different
9 hole courses. The first nine are short and flat with enough
water involved to keep it interesting(8 par 4's 1 par 3).
The second nine combine hills and water with great views(2
par 5's,6 par 4's and 1 par 3).
The whole course is very tight, benifitting the straight hitter,
with only a few grassy bunkers (and the rough of course).
There are a few hedges that come into play around the course
with the "do I try to hit over them or go for the gap
in them" scenario. Long hitters will be able to drive
some of the par 4's.
The clubhouse is adequate having a small shop and toilets
(but if you want to play golf not socialise afterwards this
is your type of course !!!)
Overall this is a very new course that is a MUST to play offering
great value for money as well as a challenge to golfers of
all handicaps. Ian Worley June 5, 2006
Stilton Oaks is a wonderful course, which is divided into two halves, one standard flat 9 holer with enough challenge to keep it interesting, and the back nine going up, and then down the hill (wonderful views btw!). The rough is certainly that, we lost quite number of balls here! It is challenging and frustrating and yet wonderful!
Also, the welcome we received was excellent, with the greenskeeper taking time out to give us a little talk round the course and some helpful advice. I'm going again very soon! Adam Carter November 19, 2007