Review for Thurlestone

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It’s interesting to see Thurlestone riding so high in the rankings and well deserved I think because it’s a great track that ticks most boxes. Harry Colt had a habit of creating courses with five short holes, Rye and Sunningdale New are two examples. He’s done the same here and has even slotted in back-to-back P3s at 5 and 6. With 13 and 5 measuring around 200 yards from the yellows, these are not easy pars and the short holes will probably be the key to whether or not a decent score is carded. In a way I agree with the review below in that there are similarities here to Southerndown, but Thurlestone I think is less good but plays much closer and is more intimate with the sea so you feel your are playing a seaside course rather than an upland layout. Alongside Teignmouth, which is underrated, Thurlestone is a good course, put East Devon into the mix and you have three cracking seaside courses that will clense your lungs and won’t dent your wallet. Niall

Date: May 05, 2011


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