Member Review: Brampton Heath

GOLFmagic member Graham Beckett is on his golfing travels again, this time to a windswept Brampton...


Brampton Heath Golf Centre

Sandy Lane

Church Brampton


Est : 1995

Pro : Richard Hudson

Tel : 01604 843939

Par : 71

Yardage : 6346 yards (white tees)

This relatively new course is easy to find, situated
just 3 miles North West off the centre of Northampton,
just off the A50. It is only around 15 minutes from
junction 16 of the M1.

Although the course is new, it has certainly improved
since it was opened in the summer of 1995, when it was
very open, with little danger off the fairway. However
now the rough has grown, and certainly expanded into
the fairways, making them harder to find than before.
They are still relatively wide though.

The length of the holes spread nicely through from
short par 3s, to four nice Par 5s. Most are in range for the longer hitters
and certainly offer birdie opportunities, if you can
keep the ball down the middle of the fairway and out
of danger.

The course itself is laid out an undulating heathland
on the side of a hill, overlooking the town centre.
Having relatively few
developed trees, when the wind blows it can certainly
make it difficult to find the fairways from the tees.

And with free draining soil, it can make the ball
run a long way in the summer, and is relatively dry in
the winter, making all year round golf available, if
you can brave the elements!!

It is certainly a challenging course, although if you
can keep your ball straight, you will come across few
obstacles. It is well worth a visit, especially as the
prices on the weekend are very competitive. However if
you are looking to play on a weekend in the summer,
you will have to book in advance, as it can get very
busy and take over 4 hours!

The facilities are excellent, a large undercover
driving range, a small pitch and putt course, and a
recently extended clubhouse, with good food at
reasonable prices. There is also a cracking pro shop.

Take a peep next time you are in the area and tell 'em Golfmagic sent you!

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