Archive for February, 2010
The parkland layout at Donnington Grove, accompanied by the Gothic hotel, is overlooked by Donnington Castle. Offering a stern test for most golfers with a good selection of tees ensuring that it is playable for everyone. The higher ground of the front nine provides great views but leaves you exposed to the elements, while the back nine requires negotiating the tree lined fairways and water features.
The Meon is a beautifully laid out undulating parkland course with quite a few water hazards while the Valley is very picturesque set amongst an ancient Roman villa, shorter than the Meon but just as challenging.
The course starts with a short par 5 but you have to be accurate and not stray too far from the fairway as out of bounds lies to the left and a ditch runs along the right hand side, crossing the fairway just before the green. Ditches are also present on the second, third and fourth hole but it is the tight entrance into the green on the fourth that makes it tricky.