I had a huge expectation prior to playing here as the course always has great reviews and often is called best inland course in GB&I. The course as a whole is good, very good in places but by no means the best. In direct comparison with Sunningdale or Loch Lomond, Woodhall is not in the same league. As I say the course is good and some great bunkering is the feature on all holes – but I found the course lacking in quite a few areas – all just a little flat with no real drama holes. The rating makes the course a must play but felt a touch disappointed, the best inland rating must be given by reviewers that have not played many to be honest. As well as Sunningdale, I would recommend a look in at Ipswich (Purdis Heath), North Hants and Beau Desert … all get my nod over Woodhall Spa.
Date: June 19, 2006