Archive for June, 2004
A very nice course with a good mixture of holes, we do like courses where you just can’t stand on the tee of every par 4 and whack your favourite wood down the fairway. On this course you have to choose your club wisely.
The course starts with a nice par 4 dogleg but then you get to the 2nd and find you need a good clean strike to reach the green. The 3rd will have you deciding if it’s worth trying to cut the corner and risk the O.O.B. and the 5th is the first hole where you simply cannot just stand on the tee and blast your wood.
Redbourn is a very nice looking parkland course with the river Ver coming into play on a few of the holes.
The course is very well designed, the bunkers on nearly all the holes come into play from the tee, so you do not stand there thinking I’ll never reach that bunker or I’ll hit it straight over that one. Another example of the design of the course is the 10th, there are no bunkers in the fairway reachable from the tee but there is a step in the fairway just where your ball will land.
There are some good doglegs on the course and the fairways and greens were superb apart from the 13th, where the tee area and fairway had probably seen better days. The clubhouse and it’s facilities were great and we quite enjoyed our day.