Tight but fair
Dymock is an unusual course but after a few rounds I grew to like it a lot. OK the greens are not pristine, but they are not bad either, and the course offers something for everyone. There are a few holes that need pinpoint accuracy and one or two that let you open your shoulders. The 7th, for instance, is just over 300 yards and has a narrow green with water on three sides.The par 4 5th is driveable, but it is also blind, and if you let it slip left you'll be in the water. Then there's the 8th, a par 5 with two huge trees in the middle of the fairway, right in the way of your second shot.
The thing Dymock has in spades is friendliness. Brian is helpful and goes out of his way to make sure you have a good experience, and the 19th is relaxed and provides a decent pint. The people I spoke to on the course were really pleasant too. In short if you are a golfing snob it probably is not your scene, but for the social (and sociable) golfer it ticks most of the boxes.
A good day out in Herefordshire
Being new to the area and not knowing where to play, I have tried a few courses recently but have only one I can truly recommend, Dymock.
If you are looking for the lap of luxury in clubhouse facilities then you are in the wrong place. If you are looking for a great round of golf, with friendly and helpful staff that wont break the bank the you have found it.
There are two courses at Dymock the old course, a 9-hole par 36 mature parkland course, and the new course, a 9-hole beginner type par 30. The new course is great fun as a warm up before the main event, the greens are not great and do suffer from a degree of vandalism.
The old course is in tip top condition. Well laid out, challenges on nearly every hole and very, very tight. You need to be straight rather than long here.
Value for money, great golf and a good beer afterwards.
Well worth it.