Denham is definitely NOT a Phil Collins course… jackets are required in the dining room and it was a struggle to get them to lift the jacket concession on the hot summer’s day I played here… Phew talk about sweaty. The course itself is a little belter and has all the ups and downs and Colt design trademarks that any golf course aficionado could wish for. It’s a classic lie-of-the-land course with the par three 12th my pick of the holes – a brilliant table-edged uphill par three with quirky steps up to the green on the right side. The par 34 front nine is not as entertaining as the back as there are seven P4’s and two P3’s on the front while the back is a more conventional and varied 5-2-2 configuration. Denham has something lacking IMO, it failed to get my pulse racing but I enjoyed the walk in the park more than I enjoyed the infernal buzzing of the light aeroplanes that seem to be perpetually taking off and landing at the adjacent Denham Aerodrome.
Date: December 30, 2010