Archive for September, 1999
A fairly open course set on a hillside. Has many large trees to catch out the wayward shot and very good drainage. Greens and fairways were in good condition.
Three courses set in mature parkland countryside. The main course is quite hilly and it can be hard walking around this course. The first nine holes are quite open but the second nine has more trees and bushes along the fairway’s to catch wayward drives. When we played the course the greens were very firm and you had to land your ball just before them and roll on otherwise you were through the green and were chipping back.
Northwood is a very old club, established in 1891 it is a relatively flat course with some undulations, lots of trees and bushes add to the beauty of the course while also testing your golfing skills, the staff and members were very abrupt with us though making us feel that we were not welcome at their precious club.
The 7th hole is a highlight of the course, a par 4 dogleg to the right, a driver is not needed from the tee, good placement is the key to this hole. The fairway undulates all the way to the turn which is almost 90 degrees, then it’s downhill to the large double green.