Quality of Course
Value for Money
Very Good Test of Golf AND Stamina!
This club, opened in 1995, has a large modern clubhouse with a pleasant patio area and a friendly atmosphere. Before our round, a member, on hearing us say that we'd not played here before, was happy to offer advice. He said we were in for a 'treat' with the greens - but "keep your ball below the hole" and also warned us about the rough.
The first hole finishes steeply downhill, giving an indication of what to expect here, but remember that sometime you have to go back uphill!
Some narrow fairways, well-placed ponds, bunkers and hedges make accurate tee shots essential, so a driver may not always be the best option. 2 or 3 holes could be almost driveable on the right day, but that warning about the rough should be heeded - it can be very penal.
The course is very well maintained throughout and a pleasure to play. The fast greens are as good as I've experienced, but subtle borrows make them difficult to read and - yes, downhill putts can get away from you!
This was the hottest day of the year so far (25.07) but mature trees and wooded areas provide shade - just take plenty of water and consider hiring a buggy if fitness is not to 'Olympic' standard!