Archive for October, 2000
Despite being in the middle of London this course has a nice little tree-lined country feel to it. The fairways were in perfect condition but the greens could have been cut a little closer, we will overlook this as we did play it at the end of September after it was wet all week. Well placed ditches in the middle of the fairways come into play from some of the tees and you have to watch out for the occasional deer crossing in front of you. One thing we did not like was the bunkers, there was slightly more mud in them than sand.
Aldwickbury is laid out among 170 acres of mature undulating parkland, the course was under very wet conditions when we played it but the fairway’s were still in good condition and there was nothing wrong with the tees either, we couldn’t really comment on the greens as they had just started spiking (vertidraining) them.
Although in some areas where there were no holes the ball did run well and some of the greens looked to have interesting slopes on them. The trees around the course do come into play on some holes and a few holes have some well placed bunkers, the 9th being one example.
Altogether a nice course to play and we will have to revisit in the summer under better conditions.