Have played here twice; once in the winter and once in the summer. Like most courses, Mannings Heath looks a picture in the summer by comparison. Right now the fairways are immaculately shaped and with two cuts of semi before the main rough – the hole definition is really good. Variety of holes is a feature and although you cannot see the bottom of the pin for your approach on the first four holes, not too much of a problem. The run of three holes from 9 to 11 is fantastic (just for a moment on the 11th had a feeling of being at Augusta). The par 3’s (5th, 10th and 14th) are very strong and memorable holes. The Waterfall course is not an easy walk and there are a few steep climbs but all in all this course can be classed as very good and the 18th is a brilliant finishing hole.
Date: June 01, 2006