The Club at Meyrick Park – Bournemouth

The Club at Meyrick Park – Bournemouth

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.

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Cotswold Golf Club – Chipping Norton

Cotswold Golf Club – Chipping Norton

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.

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Favourite Holes – 7th at Stoke Park

Favourite Holes – 7th at Stoke Park

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.

Stoke Park - Hole 7

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.