Huntercombe receives much praise herein and following a couple of recent visits is somewhere I have also taken a great liking too. A really peaceful and relaxing course to play with some lovely features and green complexes to keep the interest level high and the game on its toes. I must also say how well the course played given the recent extremely wet and rainy period that the UK has gone through. Courses built on free-draining land, can't beat them!
Below - 4th green - photographed from front right of the green - humps and bumps and hollows and no need for sand. Lovely stuff.
Below - 4th green - photographed from in front of the green
Below - 4th green - photographed from left front and from the 5th tee
Below - 8th green - photographed from the left side with the famous bank and rear plateau. There is a section of the ridge that butts forwards a little and this makes the feature and the shotmaking required more interesting than if it were a simple straight-line ridge.
When viewed from the side it is apparent that the higher rear plateau is not flat but actually slopes downwards and over the back at its rear.
Tree clearance has been mentioned on this thread and there was evidence that some, although not a lot, was being undertaken. A couple of tees were also being rebuilt. One aspect of the course I found curious was that the dew was not removed from the greens until around midday, the timing of which seemed a little surprising to me.
Below - 13th green - photographed from the left side. Nice subtle green this, ridges angled diagonally across the front and the green generally falling away towards the rear.
Below - the 13th hole photographed from behind the green looking back towards the tee
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