Review for Moyvalley

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I have played the course 3 times now and enjoy it so much I am thinking of becoming a member.The course is as other reviewers have noted relatively featureless in terms of hills and trees and has been styled as an ‘inland links’. This doesn’t mean it is easy though. The rough is evil and quite often a wayward ball is a lost ball. My last visit there was for a works golf society outing and the staff could not do enough. The manager went out and set up both furthest drives and nearest the pin markers and offered to bring out another golfer who was running late to whichever tee we were on when he turned up. That is what I call customer service!The practice putting area and chipping areas are right next to the first tee. The course starts with a relatively easy looking par 4 dog leg left before a tricky par 3 … but you can always look on the website for a course description so I won’t describe every hole. I don’t think there are any boring holes on the course and there a few outstanding ones. The 4th a par 4 a dog leg left with bunkers waiting to punish anything slightly wayward, the 6th a long par 4 with water to clear from the tee and water all down the left. The long 8th with water all around the back and front left of the green and the 10th with the lone horse chestnut tree to the front right is very picturesque.The long 13th has some amazing bunkers protecting it.However the 16th, 17th and 18th and the best closing 3 I have played on any course. The 16th is a dog leg left with water down the left the entire length of the hole. The 17th is a par 3 with water all around the back to prevent anyone over hitting the ball from escaping. Then the 18th… A long, long par 5. A drive and then a decision do you go left, lay up and have a tricky approach over the water or follow the course round and take the full 3 shots before an easier green shot.The clubhouse has fantastic views of the course from all sides and is very plush with great locker rooms too.

Date: October 14, 2010

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