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Sean:I just love how this course LOOKS. All those greens benched on the sides of hills, the endless parade of skyline shots, the contrast between the lay-of-the-land fairways and the often elaborate mounding near and around the greens, the long views. I spent half the night last night just googling the aerial, looking at the routing and comparing it to your tour. What was fascinating was that the land, the design, and the routing make for such an interesting course that I forget halfway through that the course is bunkerless. It's not that the course "doesn't need them;" it's as if the routing and terrain might even make bunkers superflous and distracting -- the way a wonderful and sublime piece of architecture doesn't need any bells and whistles, as they would simply detract from the graceful beauty of the original.I'm assuming there are obvious parallels to Pennard, one of your favorites. What's your take on comparing/contrasting the two, the obvious yardage differences aside?
Sean, a great presenataion once again!Since yourself and many others on this site contribute wonderful course descriptions, is it not possible to include these in the "Courses by Country" section. Perhaps, many would have to be tidied up a little, but they certainly warrant a place on the "Courses by Country" section. What is the protocol here?I think it's a shame to have to search the discussion group to find all these wonderful course descriptions.Dónal.
Sean:How long is the drive from Pennard?
More than anything Kington shows what can be achieved with imagination, a bit of a hill and an understanding of angles. The fact that it boasts some of the finest views in British golf just seals the deal.