Comfortably the blandest of the 3 Woburn courses. Only tree lovers would describe Woburn Duchess as pretty as everything is green - tees, fairways, rough, greens and even the shockingly ugly weeds, bushes and other wild vegetation that inhabit the ground under the trees. No purple heather or yellow gorse bushes in sight ( probably not indigenous but it's just an illustration ). There are courses that are dominated by trees which accommodate more variety than just avenues of trees running just off the fairways. The condition of the course was not great either. Ok before anyone responds by saying why play Woburn Duchess if you don't like parkland. The reason is that some publications (inc Golf Monthly), are misguided enough to have the Duchess in their top 100 in GB&I list - and it was the last course on that particular list that I had to play.
Date: September 19, 2019