After a slow start with up and down holes and the 1st and 2nd, the par 5 3rd is in my mind the start of a great course. The 8th has got to go down as one of the fun holes with a hint of quality all about it, cannot think that too many par 4’s are registered here. Holes 11, 12 and 15 reminded me of a little alpine corner seen only on ski resort postcards – fantastic. Great atmosphere in the clubhouse and a favourite for the corporate market. Bowood looks like one of those places that once you have found it, you would definitely return for another round (in a similar way to nearby Manor House). The promise of some onsite accommodation in 2008, can only elevate Bowood to the next level. Recommended.
Date: October 11, 2006