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I've not played RAF so would be interested to know from those who've played both how it compare to my own bunkerless favourite, Minchinhampton Old, cattle and horses at M-O excepted?All the best.
The main defences of the course are natural; the never less than undulating terrain and the ever-present wind. Many people praise the site, but I think there is too much up and down to provide truly first class golf. That said, the terrain does yield the sterling stretch of 6 thru 9 and the back nine trio of 12, 14 and 17.Ciao
I liked Ashdown Forest. 5,6,7 was a really good run and I liked 8 & 9 too... 12th was a cracker with an almost too severe side-slope... The use of heather mounds and streams were expertly used and I think I might disagree with you that it is essentially an aerial course, despite a few forced carry approaches... I would agree with you that there was a little bit too much of routing holes up and down hills. It's not a particularly easy walk and I found myself slightly disappointed that we were about to head up a huge hill at 16 to take us further away from the clubhouse and just come straight back down again...But these things are relatively minor - I found quite a lot of variety, a wonderful old-world feel, a beautiful clubhouse and some really singular golf holes.Ally