Review for The Addington

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I've played this wonderful course twice, roughly five years apart, and in each case during mild Spring weather. The course is maintained in very good condition. After a rather average uphill par three opening hole, most of the remaining holes ranged from memorable to extremely memorable. I've also never been a big fan of the short par 3 near the turn, but otherwise The Addington provides wonderfully designed holes requiring a wide variety of shots, several of them blind. The course is not overly long, but clear thinking and shot execution are much better rewarded than bombing away indiscriminately with a driver off each tee. This is definitely one course where the visiting golfer is well advised to drop five pounds on the strokesaver book. In addition to several blind tee shots, several of the back nine par fives require good planning and precision on the second shot to avoid disaster. The long par 3 13th, as advertised, is a truly great inland long par 3 hole. Not known for welcoming visitors in prior decades, I found the current staff very friendly and accommodating. Parts of the London skyline (e.g. The Shard) are visible from several back nine fairways. I'll be back in the future!

Date: May 21, 2015

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