Review for Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin)

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I played the Hotchkin on 19 April, for the first time in over 10 years, and possibly the fifth time in all.I just wanted to report that the course was in excellent condition, and very well presented, tee to green. Given that we have just had the coldest spring for years, I was very pleasantly surprised by the condition of the course. The only "issue" was that the greens were slow, although true, but their heavy covering of grass was the only sign that the greenkeepers were protecting the course from the incessant traffic it receives. The speed of play was also good, smack on 4 hours for a fourball with a short stop at the halfway house thrown in.As for the layout, well, it's superb; you have to play all the clubs in the bag, and if you stray off line you get severely punished.I don't care if the clubhouse is "homely". It's also friendly, the newish locker room is fine, the beer is well kept Bateman's. But frankly, a visit to Woodhall Spa is all about the golf course - as good an inland layout from the golden age as exists in the country

Date: April 23, 2013

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