I’ve got to confess that I had never heard of Coombe Hill before I got an invite to play it. I have played several of the other top Surrey courses and Coombe Hill is right up along side the best of them. The condition of the course was superb, the greens were true and fast, the fairways immaculate and the bunkers were a joy to play out off. It’s not a particularly long course by modern standards but it’s not easy as several of the holes are played uphill to greens where you can only see the top of the flag. You will need your best short game as well because if you’re on the wrong side of the hole you will struggle to get up and down or 2 putt because the greens are so quick. This course deserves to be ranked along side its Surrey neighbours and should be higher that a lot of them.
Date: September 17, 2010