An absolute gem. I work nearby and try to play this on summer evenings as often as I can. With its ravines and valleys it's hard to believe that you are in the middle of the Croydon/Addington conurbation. The course may not be long by todays standards but it has charm and challenges in abundance. The early holes are good but the course really gets going from the 7th a tricky short Par 3. The 9th is a 90 degree dogleg which you have to cross 2 ravines via 2 wooden bridges to get to! The 12th is a stunning downhill hole. And the 13th might just be the greatest Par 3 in England and certainly Surrey (particularly when the rhododendrons are in full bloom). On the 14th tee you have a fantastic view towards the City and Canary Wharf on a clear day. This course is easily in my top 10 English courses.
Date: June 15, 2006