Abridge is a good course but not quite in the very good category. There is a great clubhouse atmosphere and a healthy membership but the course sort of echoes Essex golf as a whole, which is ok but not stunning. Great 2nd hole (par-3 with a pond at the green) but overall there are far too many uphill approaches to the greens (12 holes I think). Biggest memory coming away from the course is the high tees, driving downhill, and then playing to the flag or at least the green, blind. Course maintenance is good and the aprons in front of the greens really smart but not enough holes to excite me enough to return I think.
Date: September 21, 2008