Finish with a birdie

Little-known course in Bucks presents a real challenge

Ed Greenland's picture
Tue, 28 May 2013
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Par-4 318 yards 9th (18th)

I felt this course conjured up quite a few severe tests but thankfully the closing hole offered a birdie opportunity.

It’s a lovely way to end a potentially treacherous experience and luckily I managed to hit a long iron and lob wedge for birdie on the way out.

The three step photograph shows the view of the wide fairway off the tee, the short lob wedge into the green, and the well maintained large final green.

There is an out-of-bonds lurking on the right but it’s a huge fairway that only requires a hybrid or iron off the tee, leaving a wedged second.

One problem is finding the perfect length on the approach with bushes close to the back of the green. I favoured  bumping in a long chip and run rather than a full pitch with three quarter swing.

Verdict

Returning to Hedsor after a few years I can see the improvement they've made with the greens and fairways and for less than £20 for 18 holes it's certainly value for money.

 

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