As a very-hard-to-please Scot, brought up on the great links courses of my homeland, I was curious to see what 'The Best Inland Course in the UK' (according to the very latest 'Golf World' rankings) had to offer. To get straight to the point, Woodhall Spa is a wonderful golf course. Yes, it's very flat; yes, there are lots of deep bunkers ( half a shot dropped - what's wrong with that) but every hole is a fresh challenge. Not a weak hole on the course and an extraordinary secluded feeling. No extraneous noise - just golfers at one with nature. I'd still rather play Carnoustie or Turnberry but I'd place Woodhall Spa ahead of the best inland courses in Scotland - even the King's at Gleneagles - and well ahead of Rosemount which it ressembles and far surpasses. Well worth a detour to remote Lincolnshire. I'll be back!!
Date: October 03, 2008