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EdSorry, just offering an opinion in a sea of opinions.I wondered why the 11th was obviously neutered in front. The green just stops unnaturally when it should extend down the slope. The 17th too looks wierd. 16, you are right, the photo doesn't show the depth of the left side bunker.13 isn't bad. I sort of like the unintuitive line trying to get as close to the gorse as possible (though the fairway) for the relatively easy pitch down the hill. I must say though, the cross bunker looks amateurish as down the green. I think the hole could be visually improved quite a bit. In the end though, I am sorry, but I don't think the current courses are the best that could be on this site. There are now three averageish courses when I bet there could be one stonker. Even with the three course, it seems too much of character of the terrain has been knocked out of the designs. I can understand the advantages of rolling up getting a game no matter what is happening, but I don't think the courses would hold my attention as a member. To each is own. I wasn't bowled over by the Green, but I think it is superior to the Red. I wouldn't mind seeing that course again sometime.CiaoCiao
Annual subs are £2,100 and the entrance fee is £3,000. It's a massive amount and you really have to play a lot to justify it - I certainly can't even though I live 4 miles away. There are a lot of members though - I think there are about 1,200 full paying members with juniors etc on top of that.
atbI only discovered on Sunday that Frilford is not member owned. I think the chap said its family owned so the members have very little power. This could be why the green fee is higher, this often tends to be the case for non-member owned clubs. I was also astonished at the high annual dues and joining fee. Ciao
PaulCan you run through, as much as possible, the original 18 holes?Ciao