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Sean,This looks much more appealing that your Copt Heath tour so again thanks for posting!From the pictures it reminds me a bit of Sutton Coldfield? Perhaps its the mix of open heathland and tight parkland?I'd be interested to know of the courses pedigree with regards to who was involved if anyone knows. If I remember I'll check Cornish & Whitten when I get home tonight to see if they can throw any light on the matter...Cheers,James
Sean - Highgate was built in 1983, you say? And not by a 'name'? Fascinating. That sure goes to prove something. I'm not sure what exactly - perhaps that the LAND, for anyone with eyes to see, TELLS you how to design and build a course; perhaps that a GOOD but relatively obscure designer, if he is willing to remain relatively obscure, will build a BETTER and more lovely and more LASTING golf course than would a hungrily ambitious designer; perhaps that if one honours his OWN TRADITION (both personal and 'cultural') instead of that of another person or place, you end up having a golf course that looks like it's been there a HUNDRED YEARS. (I m not usually a big complainer about cart-paths, but here I wish they'd have scaled those back a lot). I think I may like this Highgate even more than you do, Sean. ThanksPeter
Thanks, Sean - I'm a little . As soon as I posted (and with the memory of that grand 'house' lingering in my mind) I realized that you probably meant the 2-course complex had its lastest iteration and was completed in 1983. So now it's interesting instead that you felt the archies didn't make the most out of the land. I defer to your view, both because you've played it and because you know your stuff. But it does LOOK to me like the 'average English course' I like so very much, and your description of it makes it sound like one good and/or fun and/or challenging hole after the other. Pietro