The land here is brilliant, neighbouring courses at West Hill and Woking have this benefit too. After playing the three ‘W’ courses any order of a 1-2-3 would not look wrong (this debate will go on for ever – all have many attributes). Worplesdon is a course that grew on me during the round; the first hole (an uphill par-4) for me was a let-down and after good holes at the 2nd and 3rd, the par-3 4th is where the course becomes special. Other holes that I really liked were the 9th and the 10th, with the latter being a short par-3 over water – this is a beautiful part of the course. The back-9 is a great test and many holes run alongside tall pines and in and out of the heather that is such a familiar sight on this type of golf course, in this part of the world. It would be impossible for me to rate the three W’s in any particular order … let the discussion continue.
Date: March 29, 2008