Finally got to play my local course nearest to where I work. Paid £27.50 for their after 2pm rate on a Thursday (normally £40 which is definitely over the top. I would say this is a £30 -£35 course). Pretty course without being overly memorable. 1st nine not too challenging and then a few narrower fairways where accuracy is more important. Fairways have suffered badly in the summer and were very bare on most of them. Greens however were the best I have played all year well maintained, great condition and very true (I had 9 one putts and only 1 three putt). Didnt use the clubhouse hence no score but the people I met were very friendly. Enjoyed the round and played to my handicap which is always a bonus. Will go back next summer for the twilight rate
My initial reaction to having played here is that you need to get your score going early, because the back 9 is where most of the tricky holes are.
There seems to be a good mix of holes here, with a number of short and long par 4's, and holes where you can open your shoulders as well as some where you have to be fairly accurate from the tee. There are a number that are very pleasant on the eye.
This has been a fairly dry summer so the fairways are a little on the burnt side, but the tees and especially the greens were in excellent condition.
The clubhouse is very nice, and they have a spike bar too. You may have to ask about the spike bar though because it seems to be very well hidden. I wouldn't even have known it existed if I hadn't been there with someone who'd been there before.
I paid £25 for the round, which I think was fairly reasonable, although the normal price is a little higher.
The course isn't exactly flat, but it's certainly not undulating enough to cause concern for most reasonably fit golfers.