Archive for February, 2000
Dummer has a slightly new feel to it but has areas where you would never have guessed it was built in the 90′s. The tees are great with a good variety of positions, the fairways too are very good but the greens were a little slow although they did putt smoothly, it just took a little getting used to having an 8ft downhill putt pulling up before it got to the hole.
The course starts with one of six 400+ yard par 4′s, the only trouble on this hole being the driving range on the right, the 2nd is a very different story, the green looks drivable but a ditch that runs across the fairway short of the green makes you think twice about it. The 3rd is a tough par 4 from the yellows but a lot easier par 5 from the whites, the bunkers that surround the green make the approach a tricky one especially if it is from around 200 yards. The 4th tempts you to cut the corner by aiming at the bunker on the right but we would advise against it, drive it to the start of the slope and you are left with an easy pitch down the hill to a large green.
Found the the grass on the fairways just a little too long when I played Alresford but you can understand for the time of year. The greens were in great condition, maybe a little flat with a lot of straight putts but strangely rolled a lot slower than they looked.
The course has a good mix of holes although in some places it looks like they have tried too hard to fit them all in, with a few that could do with a little extending. But to be fair the club does not try too hard to be anything its not and all in all I had a good day.