Review for The Addington

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Have recently played here for the 2nd time and feel it requires a review to provide some balance to some of the more negative ones below....

I guess your enjoyment of a course like The Addington depends on what you look for in a round. Certainly you will not find a comfortable or old fashioned clubhouse steeped in history, nor will you find an immaculately maintained golf course (although the greens were the best I've putted on this year), and you may have the misfortune to get stuck behind a society. BUT, once you step onto the 6th tee particularly you will enjoy some of the most fun golf you will ever play anywhere. Yes, some of the holes are supremely quirky but they are also magnificent in their design and daring. The way the holes reveal themselves one after the other from 5 onwards is genuinely special.

A note on the conditioning which others have found poor. The greens as I've mentioned were very good. The fairways on the other hand had a number of bare patches and I think they are clearly struggling with some disease. But see beyond this if you can and go and play it for the design itself. It is also, at £65 for a visitor fee inside the M25, very very good value (unfortunately), and there are discounts available on that on various websites. There are much weaker courses all over London that routinely charge £50 a round.

Date: September 27, 2019

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