Whitwood Golf Course
|Red (W)||72||5122 yards|
|Yellow M: 34.5/91 W: 35.7/95||379||344||174||475||396||185||284||309||504||3050||3050|
Played the course for the first time, greens were very good and decent pace, good tee blocks, overall a good course for all levels of ability
An average course, holes a bit confusing especially finding the 8th Tee as it was not clearly marked and the course card showed it on the wrong side of the trees. Overall though nothing bad to say or spectacular either, just and average course. The green keepers seemed busy though so it is looked after. I would play again at the right price
Pluses and minuses
We didn't discover until after booking that this is a 9 hole course played twice. Under the circumstances the control of tee-off is somewhat lax. Some 'walk-ups' tee'd off just a couple of minutes before our booked time. As a result we were delayed and missed our tee-off time for the second round. As it happened the pressure was off at this time (1.15 p.m.) and we didn't have to wait long for a slot. The design and scenery of the course is fine but the fairways were on the poor side of average - grass too long in parts and too sparse in others. My wild drives were often in the bundu - lost 4 balls (found 5). Could do with some improvement in user aids - Indication of where the next tee is and an outline of the shape of the hole for instance. Altogether fair value for money.
9 hole course quite forgiving the only out of bounds is on the first tee to the right, the greens are in good condition the fairways are patchy around the edges on a couple of the holes but not a problem if you play straight down the middle, overall not a bad little course, the 7th and 8th are over a blind hill dog leg left not a problem if the golfers in front remember to ring the bell, annoying when your waiting for the bell and they don't. Hot deal £11 for 18 holes on a Saturday cant complain for that money.
Long, flat and quite nice
So, so windy. Not the club's fault but did make the round difficult. Ground was in decent condition, rough was not too challenging, deviously placed bunkers. Being a nine hole course means it is long twice over. Personal preference is one or two shorter holes, the par 3 is about 160 yards.