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Sean,Thanks for the tour of WH. As its not far from me I had heard of it but couldn't find out enough information to get me excited enough to make the trip. However, your photos have certainly made up my mind that I will have to make the trip soon! I like the look of the short 4th hole and I actually quite like the long grass around the bunker edges also.CheersJames
Somewhere at the back of my mind I seem to recall that Hawtrees put in a new green at the 5th or 6th maybe 20 years ago. I can still visualise it in its incomplete state, but I may be making it up!Delamere Forest's greens were kept small in area by the club - it was felt that this was one of its main defences. You can see one or two spots where the putting surface may once have been greater, but one or two only. They have never had pop up sprinklers so it is not shrinkage due to her installation.
Thanks Sean, as you might remember, I played WH right after we played Beau Desert. I was disappointed. After revisiting the course through your pictures, I'd like to see it again.
NeilGood stuff. I think the 7th on the plan is simiilar to the current 8th but plays to the current 10th green or just short of it. Today's 8th hole turns more left to a Colt green, by the defunct 8th tee in the original plan?
I also think Colt pushed the 1st green further on, just beyond that quarry area that was used for the defunct original 2nd? i.e the current 1st green is level with the quarry carried for the current 2nd tee shot.