England Tour Summary 2015

Its been a busy few days with 9 courses played over a 2 week period. In the spirit of the challenge, have decided to compile a bunch of course highlights and awards to reward the progress.

1. Best Opening Hole
Steve – The 1st at Swinley Forest, full panoramic view of the course challenge ahead.
Geoff – The 1st at St George’s Hill. Par 4 played over a road from an elevated tee outside the clubhouse.

2. Most Difficult Hole
Steve – The 7th at Ganton. Sharp dogleg par 4 played uphill to a green well protected by bunkers. This hole sorted me out.
Geoff – The 9th hole on the less heralded Green course at St George’s Hill. Short Par 4 with extremely narrow tee short with approach played onto a well protected elevated green. Though could be down to tiredness as 27 holes already played concurrently that day!

3. Best Closing Hole
Steve – Ganton (Dogleg Par 4 left over a road to green in front of clubhouse) followed closely by Swinley Forest.
Geoff – Swinley Forest (Par 4 from elevated tee position played to green with breathtaking views of the clubhouse).
Honourable mention – Hole 9 at the Red Course St George’s Hill. Par 4 played to elevated green in front of clubhouse.

4. Most Picturesque Golf Course
Steve – St George’s Hill.
Geoff – St George’s Hill followed closely by Swinley Forest.

5. Toughest Greens
Steve – Walton Heath.
Geoff – Walton Heath.

6. Top Course Condition
Steve – Woodhall Spa – fairways and greens were simply immaculate. Other courses in fantastic condition as well.
Geoff – St George’s Hill. Not the most difficult but each hole simply had that ‘wow’ factor.

7. Hardest Golf Course
Steve – Woodhall Spa.
Geoff – Woodhall Spa.

8. Most Enjoyable Course To Play
Steve – Ganton. Golf as it should be.

9. Best 19th Hole
Steve – Walton Heath, everyone went out of their way to makeĀ the day a special experience.
Geoff – Walton Heath for the hospitality, Ganton for the history.
Honourable mention – Swinley Forest for host Neil’s guidance and generosity.

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