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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.
Played golf for the first time after my shoulder injury at The Lanes Golf Club, to my surprise it has been lengthened since the last time I played there.
The fourth hole is now a short par four instead of a long par three and the seventh has been lengthened to a par five. I quite like the longer seventh hole, the drive needs to go down the left to avoid the fairway bunkers while the ditch in front of the green acts as a deterrent to anyone not confident of clearing it in two.
I hit a decent drive down the middle of the fairway but chose to lay up before the ditch, chipped to the back of the green with my third shot and managed to get down in two from there for a par. This little nine-hole course is turning into quite a good test of my golfing abilities.
The Lanes is a small nine hole council run course for the average golfer to have a good practice round on, although a couple of the holes are well laid out, most of them are pretty simply.
There is a good bit of variation throughout the holes for the novice golfer but the experienced ones will only need half a set of clubs. The par 3′s are short apart from the 4th but some of the par 4′s later on in the round are quite good.