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Sean Great tour as usual.Although the entrance is wider, the 8th superficially looks similar to the 4th at Swinley. How do they compare (if at all)?ThanksJon
Once again thanks Sean. What are the great relatively unsung Heathland courses I've yet to play?Camberley, Hankley, Reigate Heath, Liphook, Blackmoor, Copt...This looks a blast, one of the most photogenic courses (if you ignore the houses), but then who ever listens to their younger brother? If Adrian reads this perhaps he can persude Marc Haring to make a swansong on this site. I believe he was the Head Greenkeeper when the changes were forced on the course. I always enjoyed his contributions and it's sad he's given all this up.
Sean,Once again a great photo tour - and in spite of only 3 replies up to now is a real welcome thread among some of the OT’s out there - looking forward to the second 9.I was interested on your comment “First, the bunkering is a slop job”. Can you elaborate?
SeanNice review!That mound behind the 3rd is crazy big, but overall I didn't think the mounding was unique for Colt....Harborne has wild stuff on a few holes. I haven't seen Prestbury but I think it still has some heavy mounding on a few holes most notably the 13th ? Meyrick Park has a lot of big mounds and Tandridge has some outrageous "tunnels of alpinisation" on 9th and 12th. Both are really worth checking out and a similar calibre to Camberley.Par 5s were the standout to me. Which is unusual for Colt.Steel redid the 4th. I can't believe the 6th greenside bunkering. They were completely redone about 10 years ago with heather faces and now its all gone! There now looks to be quite a bodge of bunker styles. You can easily spot the Steel bunkers on 4th and fronting the 8th. Curvy machine style that he's done elsewhere: Stoke Poges, Tandridge. EGD did the modern looking redone bunkers on the 18th.The 18th green was moved slightly with the new horrible clubhouse. The owners were (are?) clueless. The buggy paths were (are?) crazy.Agree that the pond is the worst addition ever to a Colt course. It used to have a rock with a plastic heron on it, to keep the carp safe!The bones of the course are gen
Thanks as always, Sean. (Increasingly, for me at least, the very best this site has to offer are these profiles). Yes, it is GOLF. What more could anyone want/expect?Peter