First time visit here this week and I loved every second of it. Whoever decided to build a golf course here was clearly bonkers but the results are not just stunning aesthetically, it's a hell of a test of your golf. Your shot making ability is required to be spot on from the first tee shot to the final pitch, and the moment you stop thinking strategically you are very likely to be punished heavily on the scorecard. It's not long but if you try and overpower it and deviate just a fraction off line and send your ball into the thick bracken, you can kiss goodbye to that ball.
I loved how even though the views are already sensational on the 1st tee, the fact that you are climbing for most of the first 7 holes means there's further anticipation of what awaits you. And wow! Panoramic 360 degree views of 7 of the old counties. It's so special here. And the golf is great too with immaculate and fast greens, fairways that tumble from one side to another (you will never have a flat lie), and each green protected by what I can only describe as grassy ramparts. It's very unusual and tremendous fun.
We were welcomed warmly, and it must be the best value course in the country, probably because so few people would be willing to get to such a remote location. More fool them, it's well worth the drive. I would without question place it in the top 100 in England over some of the good but far less interesting courses currently ranked there in and around the M25.
Date: July 12, 2019