I played East Berks in glourious sunny conditions, and the golf course fully lived up to expectations. A very short course by modern standards, it still played very tough, most holes have fairway bunkers at about 230yds meaning you have a decision, try and carry it, or lay up and have a longer approach. If you found the rough, you were left with tough shots into very small and quick greens. Miss the green and you were left with extremly hard chip shots due to the gradiation in cuts. my opinion on a course is always knocked slightly when there is only one par 5, and a bit like West Sussex, it was only a long par4 by modern standards. I also didnt like the SI1 10th as i i dont like holes that require you to hit a really short club off the tee only to leave you a mile in for your approach. This course is very very good, and is comparable to the East course at Wentworth. Despite the 18holes fitting into a fairly small area of land, it felt like you had walked a long way. I would suggest everyone tries to play here, especially for the value it offers!
Date: July 24, 2014