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I had been hovering on calling Kington a 2* and yesterday's game confirmed it for me. For me, Kington belongs with Merion, St Enodoc, Lahinch & Prestwick. There is no course I would rather play!
Quote from: Sean Arble on October 23, 2011, 02:44:59 PMI had been hovering on calling Kington a 2* and yesterday's game confirmed it for me. For me, Kington belongs with Merion, St Enodoc, Lahinch & Prestwick. There is no course I would rather play! Extraordinary praise. The thing is, I don't think I can argue (though Prestwick is the only one of those particular 4 courses have played, I have played many in their approximate peer group). I mentioned this to my wife, who simply said "Well, don't you think so?"
Sean,As you mentioned a couple of years ago there is nary a bunker on this course. There are however a goodly number of bunker-like impressions around the greens. Were these originally standard bunkers allowed to grow over in time or are they original grass bunkers as such? Terrific pictures by the way and a golf course which looks to be full of fun and surprises. How much for a round on this sort of gem hidden away (on the Welsh borders is it?).Cheers Colin
A timely reminder.I'm going to a 4 day 90th birthday party for a very (new) hip gal, from Friday the 15th to Monday 19th August. The golfing gods are once again shining on me as it is only 10 miles from the course!So Tin Man and Potts will be put under a 3 line whip to show me round. Any other takers?
....Kington has superior turf and greens to either Painswick or CC. This makes a big difference when one plays these courses as often as I do.