The only negative is that there are two par-3’s in the first three holes – more unusual than negative maybe. Golf at the Addington is everything that is great about the game – a beautiful setting, testing holes and a great club atmosphere. The Surrey/Berks counties have to be the very best county for quality courses; Sunningdale, The Berkshire, Wentworth, St Georges Hill, the list goes on. The Addington can comfortably be discussed amongst these great courses. The 6th is a fine short par-4, the 7th a great par-3 and the 9th is my choice as best hole on the course; driving over a valley, turn left and approach the green over another valley – unique and exhilarating. The par-5 12th is another favourite (need to play it twice before you can understand it really) and then the celebrated 13th ; 220 yards uphill par-3 set in an amphitheatre of pine, birch and heather. It is a strong finish also, I loved the 16th (par-5) as it is all about the 2nd shot (go for the green or lay up – that’s the choice) – another cracking par-3 at the 17th; around 190 yards back over the 16th green and another valley, brilliant. There are places on the course that will certainly remind you of others in the area but the natural contours of the land give that little extra. Do not expect many flat lies as this terrain does not provide them but do expect a wonderful experience. The current GB&I ranking of 88 does not do this justice – I believe around 50th would feel about right.
Date: December 03, 2008