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Sean,Thanks for the tour. Having checked Google Earth the routing looks a little tight and contrived at points, especially 16, 17 and 18, but other than that, it looks an enjoyable round. The 9th which you refer to as being similar to The Redan, remind me of the 13th at Mackenzie's Cavendish as it too is uphill with a hint of a Redan?Cheers,James
Sean,So pleased you took the opportunity to return to Reddish Vale and it was a real pleasure to welcome you, Mark, and Ran to my home course. As you saw, the club is making great strides in restoring something of the original character of the course by aggressive tree removal, the clearing of scrub areas, and the regeneration of heather. Both you and Ran immediately commented on the 'hidden vista' from the upper part of the property down to the main body of the course in the river valley, and you are quite right in pointing out that what could be one of the great panoramas in golf is completely obscured by trees that have been allowed to dominate over the last 40 years. I am pleased to tell you that chainsaws are already being sharpened in readiness for the winter! I'm delighted that you now approve of our 18th hole. It's amazing how a superbly hit shot to the heart of the green can change a man's mind! I am looking forward to Ran's write-up in the Courses by Country section. Anyone wanting to visit Reddish Vale please contact me and I'd be delighted to welcome you.