After plenty of COVID related changes to our 2020 Annual Golf Trip, Notts hosted the opener for our four day trip and what a start it was!
Notts, or more commonly known as Hollinwell, after the Holy Well that resides off the 8th tee box, is primarily a Heathland course, which also includes some Moorland holes.
The course does not take long to warm up. After a relatively tame opening hole, the wow factor starts on Hole 2 and lasts all the way to the final green. This is a very beautiful course that uses its undulations and mounds of heather, fern, gorse and trees to carve out 18 different holes. In fact the undulations combined with the surrounding landscape makes you feel as though you are taken on a journey right to the final hole.
There are a great mix of long and short holes and the tougher holes are well interspersed with holes that can be taken advantage of.
Standout holes for me would be the 2nd, dog legging left into a green surrounded by a huge mound of ferns, the 11th, which is a par 4 played uphill through a winding valley and the cracking Par 3 13th, a long downhill Par 3. The closing 3 holes are also a fantastic finishing stretch with the 18th back to the clubhouse a fine finishing hole.
A lovely course that i will look to return to in the Spring when the Heather is in full bloom. This is a course that should be on everyone’s radar.
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Date: October 28, 2020