Home of Lee Westwood, Worksop is in esteemed company being nearby to Holinwell and Lindrick to name just a few. The 1st and 2nd play up and back, a theme that is repeated often with sets of holes playing alongside each other but just the reverse.
The course is extremely tree lined, and this often makes it very narrow, forcing players to shape the balls into fairways, especially on one of the many dogleg holes. There are even trees in play in terms of the strategic element of holes, such as on the par 5 6th, and the par 4 13th.
The greens are the real strength of Worksop, with them normally beong quite long and narrow, with interesting slopes. The 4th features a great 3 tier green, which reminded me of the 15th green at Ganton.
The aforementioned 13th has a blind tee shot that is hard enough, without considering the tree in the middle of the fairway, but 16 has a lot more sensible blind tee shot that is more open than you would think. The 18th is a par 3 finishing next to the clubhouse, which is a pleasant finish to the round.
Date: July 20, 2020