Parkstone Golf Club was originally designed by Willie Park but in 1937 James Braid revised the layout to produce one of the best courses in Southern england. Towering pines and gorgeous heather line the undulating fairways together with panoramic views of Poole Harbour and the Isle of Purbeck. Read more
My father submitted the first review of Meyrick Park when he played it with his golf society, last weekend I joined him for another visit and a night out in Bournemouth!
Your first thought when standing on the opening tee is, “what a tough opening hole”, if you are going to hit the green you need a clean strike. I got a bit too much draw with my lofty 5-wood and ended up by the path on the left, happy to walk off the green with a four though. Keep your tee shot right on the second and you should be on the green in two although I very nearly went too far right. The third is another tough one, aim just left of the clump of trees on the right and hope for distance otherwise you are not going to reach this green in two.
The Celtic Manor Resort is not just a golf resort, there is so much to do here for the whole family but my visit was all about experiencing the Twenty Ten course.
I last visited Wokefield Park about 10 years ago and all I can remember about it was the intercom on the 9th tee where you could place your food order at the halfway house and being about 4 inches from a hole in one on the 17th.
Had the chance to play Cotswold Golf Club in Chipping Norton at the start of the Easter weekend, what a gorgeous sunny day it was, so glad I picked the Friday and not Easter Monday. I was going to play with my dad who accompanies me quite often on my golfing adventures but he was injured so my cousin Tony stepped up to the challenge of beating me.
I have played Magnolia Park before, back when it was a brand new course so it was nice to visit again to see how it has matured.
The 7th hole’s claim to fame is that it was the inspiration behind the famous 16th hole at Augusta National Golf Club home of the U.S. Masters.
The green is angled diagonally on the line of flight and set into a slope with bunkers waiting immediately at the back. At the front, the green falls away sharply down to a brook and lake. Try to play safe and end up in the foliage behind the bunkers and you will have a nightmare pitch back down to the green, praying you do not end up in the water.