Residing next to the Alvor lagoon and Lagos bay the 27-hole layout of Palmares promises to become the best course in the Algarve.
I have been suffering with a sore shoulder over the past few days and the thought of playing 18 holes of golf was a bit ambitious so I decided to go for a leisurely stroll around a local 9 hole track.
Probably the most difficult hole at Hinksey Heights, the sloping fairway helps feed your ball in the right direction so be confident to aim down the right but it is still a very tough hole.
Hinksey Heights Golf Club – Hole 3
Last week I visited The Buckinghamshire Golf Club to watch the Regional Open Qualifying, which turned out to be a good contest. Five golfers who managed to get round in par had to contest a play off to see who would clinch the last couple of places.
Designed by John Jacobs, former European Tour Player and Ryder Cup Captain, The Buckinghamshire is one of the finest inland courses in the country. While walking the course you are taken through majestic woodland, scenic lakes and rivers, with undulating landscape that ends in huge ‘Pennlinks’ grass greens.
A round at Hedsor Golf Club by an Amateur Golfer
The grass runway at Hedsor Golf Club, used to land light aircraft that were authorized by Heathrow, can still be seen on the course but no planes obstructed my quick 9 holes today. My game is improving after slowing down my swing a little and I hope that by the end of the year I may just make that magic single figure handicap.
An Amateur Golfer’s view on St Fillan’s Golf Club
St Fillan’s golf course is a real gem and only 11 miles from Crieff, set quietly on a flat piece of parkland, the course is surrounded by mountains and forest. It is not unusual to see Sandy Lyle, The Open and The Masters champion, play at this very challenging course as he lives not too far away!