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Sean,Thanks for the pictures of Painswick.I love all of the course, even some of its madder moments, with the possible exception of the bland finisher.I love the 4th, great green site! The 6th is indeed one of the best par 3s I know. The 9th is a fabulous hole that should be one of the great short par 5s, but is spoilt by the safety issue a little which means a forward tee is safer.I've said it before but I've been lucky to play painswick when the Beacon has been quiet.I can't imagine how chaotic it would be during a competition and on a fine day full of walkers etc? Cheers,James
Count me as a big fan. A couple of people asked if it lived up to my expectations and I had to say "Yes, more so becuse i hadn't factored in 3D!"
TuckyYes, Kington is yet another different animal and one I think superior to Painswick and bordering on great. Kington has a clear strategy to each hole, but with great recovery options, yet there is still enough dust about the place to not be considered polished. I hope to get guys there for a 1 nighter at some point, but I don't want to be the organizer - tee hee.
BoonyDon't listen to Rihc - he is a wind-up merchant. Life is good when the conditions support the design. I have always liked the course without being in love with it. Better yet, I like the idea of Painswick more than I do Painswick. Ciao
Bumping this thread for two reasons:Firstly, because the photos are so damn good to look at.Secondly, to see if any local (or even not so local) GCAer's fancy a knock around Painswick, maybe even combined with a knock at Minchinhampton Old, sometime over the next few weeks.All the best
If only I could drop everything and get to that neck of the woods.....