Played in the Woodsome Hall foursomes, after hearing a lot about the greens it was nice to finally get the chance to play it. To start with I must say it is the finest clubhouse I have ever seen and been in my life. Old fashioned like a huge mansion, inside has been kept up to it's original design and feel and it's a pretty impressive experience. As for the golf course itself, it is a very nice layout. The greens were very quick, stimping at around 11 feet. Not too slopey either so the pace was very playable. The fairways are very generous and the course is very hilly so you can really take advantage of the downhill holes that play much shorter. The real defence of this course though is the greens, it's the sheer size of them that makes things difficult. Been fairly firm and really small protected by huge run off areas and deep bunkers you have to be very cautious with your approach shots. The variety of the Par 4's is also very good with there being 2/3 driveable par 4's. As for the signature hole in my opinion, it must be the Par 5 9th, a lovely dogleg around the forest with a small pond and trees guarding the lay up and view of the right side of the green. A great risk reward hole. The 12th in my opinion was the only weak hole, but in general a very fun experience on a very nice golf course. Very similar to nearby Fixby.
Date: July 12, 2015