Played Sherwood Forest early morning in mid October and could not believe now good the condition was after weeks of heavy rain. The view from the 1st tee and putting green is brilliant, a panorama of 5/6 holes across the valley. The layout is great, but extremely tough. Tbe stretch of holes from 9-15 really is extremely tough. Five par 4s all over 440 yards. But it's the par 3s that make the course. The stunning little 115 yard 7th is the signature hole, very similar to the Postage Stamp at Troon. Playing 20 feet downhill to a green that sits 60 yards in length but 15/20 foot wide makes it a real test. The green slopes from front to back and each side kicks off the green into one of the many bunkers that surround it. The variety of holes was also very impressive, short reachable par 5s in 2 followed by brutally tough 478 yard par 4. It is a real challenge. The bunkering on the course is fantastic, greens protected, corner of doglegs, landing zones off the tee, it is a very clever layout. Similar in many aspects to courses like Alwoodley/Moortown, very surprised it's not higher in the rankings. Would recommend to anyone, the greens are as good as you'll find anywhere and that's after weeks of heavy rain in October.
Date: October 25, 2016