Archive for May, 2004
Sudbury used to be Acton Golf Club, founded in 1896 but was moved to it’s present location in 1920. This course has to have one of the hardest starts to a round ever, three par 4′s of 400 plus yards with the second being uphill! If you get to the first par 3 and you are not over par then you must be striking the ball well.
The fairways and tee areas are in great shape while the greens are very good too, a lot of the holes have raised approaches to the greens so club selection is vital, no more so than the 9th, get your selection wrong and your ball could end up in the bar!
Newbury and Crookham has a history dating back to 1872 (then Newbury and District) but has been rebuilt and amalgamated in 1946 with Crookham Golf Club.
When looking at the yardages on the scorecard you get the impression that, apart from the couple of long par 4′s, this course is going to be quite easy. Well you would be wrong, the course is very mature and has some well placed features to hinder your scoring, you need to think carefully around this strategic course with the trees that just seem determined to block your route to the hole.
The tees and fairways of the course were in great condition and the greens were a pleasure to putt on. We were made very welcome by the staff and members we met and had a very enjoyable days golf.