Review for Druids Glen

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Very good parkland course with a good variety of holes. Standout holes are the 2 strong par 4s on the front 9, nos 4 and 6. Hole 13 should be on a worlds best 100 hole list. It is a par 4 of 461 from the whites playing downhill to a fairway that moves from left to right. You can hit over the dogleg but the fairway is unsighted on that line and a stream hat runs almost from the tee to the end of the fairway some 120 yards short of the green is in play on the right of the fairway. The vistas are stunning from the tee with colour being added by flowering bushes going down from the tee and lining the fairway on the left. Depending on how far you have hit your drive, a second shot to the green is in range or a lay up required - either way, a carry of 80 yards over water is needed. A mention of the 4 par 3s, which are probably the most scenic set I have played on an inland course - 2 are flat and 2 are played downhill (uphill par 3s where the green is not in view is not a design feature I support),. 3 of them feature water to some extent ranging from overwhelming (the 17th has water on 3 sides), to moderate (the 12th which cleverly uses a stream at the front and right of the green). My only negative comment is that after playing K Club yesterday which had all its par 3s dominated by water, another 3 today suggests a philosophy that in order to be "good", a par 3 requires a carry over water. I really enjoyed Druids Glen.

Date: September 21, 2019

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