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Set in the heart of the Chiltern’s, Ellesborough can seem a little hilly in places but the course provides fantastic views and outstanding scenery during your round. It rained non-stop on the evening before I played but the course must have excellent drainage as there was no sign of the downpour the next day.

Ellesborough Golf Club - Hole 1

The view up the first hole

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It was way back in 2003 that I last played the Lanes Golf Club, which just happens to be the closest course to my house, beating Stoke Park by half a mile, although they are about the same if you walk instead of drive. I was hoping that the course had matured a little since my first visit and I think it has.

The Lanes Golf Club - Hole 2

The Lanes Golf Club - Hole 2

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I try to visit Chiltern Forest at least once a year, it is one of my favourite courses, not long by any standards but you have to think about your shots around here, it is certainly not the case of smash every drive off the tee for maximum distance.

Accompanying me this year were Ken, my father and Tony, my cousin. We arrived at the course to find the last few groups of the annual Captain’s Drive completing their rounds, we were told when we phoned they had gone out in a shotgun start but it turns out this was not the case.

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Gerrards Cross provides a good test to golfers of all abilities, with no hole the same as any other. The course is a good length for a par 69 and it’s undulating fairways (and some greens) make for an enjoyable challenge. Over recent years the course has been improved with the introduction of course irrigation and more defined fairway to rough cutting.

My only grumble would be the consistency of the bunkers, also the greens can be a little unpredictable when not in good condition, but I was told they are generally good through the summer months. Off course facilities are also very good as is the hospitality of the staff.

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For quite a new course Buckinghamshire is sure looking good, the facilities here are great and the Mansion Clubhouse looks superb. The staff were very helpful with Reception telling us where everything was so I wouldn’t get lost. You get a good test of golf here but it is also an enjoyable one, the course has enough tee positions to be setup for all abilities and the fairways & greens were second to none.

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Harewood Downs is a very picturesque course on the side of a hill in the Misbourne Valley, it had a couple of temporary greens on it when I played there but apart from that it was in great condition.

After about six or seven holes the course has a notable similarity to Chiltern Forest with the undulating tree-lined fairways, this course is a good walk.

The staff were very friendly, the Clubhouse facilities, particularly the showers were great, overall I had a good days golf on this fine course.

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Huntswood is a short but nice little course that now has 18 holes, it looks like it could get a little congested in the summer on the first tee but the round of golf was enjoyable. The teeing areas were fine for this time of year and the fairway’s did not have one boggy patch on them.

The areas around the greens of the new holes have had a lot of attention to make them very nice to play on, but the fairways need a little work at present, still a little too bumpy with rabbit holes all over the place.

Overall the greens were in great condition and certainly not flat, the clubhouse facilities were good as well, must give a special mention to some great showers and the fact that if you live within 5 miles of the course you can get a free courtesy car lift home.

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