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Set in the heart of the Chiltern’s, Ellesborough can seem a little hilly in places but the course provides fantastic views and outstanding scenery during your round. It rained non-stop on the evening before I played but the course must have excellent drainage as there was no sign of the downpour the next day.
It was way back in 2003 that I last played the Lanes Golf Club, which just happens to be the closest course to my house, beating Stoke Park by half a mile, although they are about the same if you walk instead of drive. I was hoping that the course had matured a little since my first visit and I think it has.
I try to visit Chiltern Forest at least once a year, it is one of my favourite courses, not long by any standards but you have to think about your shots around here, it is certainly not the case of smash every drive off the tee for maximum distance.
Accompanying me this year were Ken, my father and Tony, my cousin. We arrived at the course to find the last few groups of the annual Captain’s Drive completing their rounds, we were told when we phoned they had gone out in a shotgun start but it turns out this was not the case.
Harewood Downs is a very picturesque course on the side of a hill in the Misbourne Valley, it had a couple of temporary greens on it when I played there but apart from that it was in great condition.
After about six or seven holes the course has a notable similarity to Chiltern Forest with the undulating tree-lined fairways, this course is a good walk.
The staff were very friendly, the Clubhouse facilities, particularly the showers were great, overall I had a good days golf on this fine course.