Played last week in lovely sunshine in great condition and 4 of us had a fantastic game on a beautiful, tough, well conditioned course. Alone of the 3 classics in the area, Ferndown has a highly recommended summer twilight rate after 3:30 pm which was taken up by ours and one other group with no one else joining the course. As an aside, I don't understand why more clubs don't do this to encourage use of their expensively maintained courses, adding some bonus revenue whilst not inconveniencing their members. West Hill also does this in contrast to its neighbours. Anyway, the golf is excellent with a stunningly presented 1st hole gently downhill from the friendly clubhouse towards heather, stately trees, and blinding revetted, heather fringed white sand bunkers. The course maintains an excellent quality throughout with several par 4's that you have to check weren't par 5's just in case you had scraped a par. The greens were sloping and quick, and on numerous occasions we commented on what a quality but fun course Ferndown is. Can't wait to play the 3 nearly courses that are apparently even better !
Date: May 17, 2017