Hazlemere Golf Course review

Luke Donald learnt his trade on this challenging course

Ed Greenland's picture
Mon, 3 Jun 2013

Hazlemere Golf Course review

Luke Donald spent his first six years playing at Hazlemere Golf Course where he developed the world class iron play and short game skills that helped him to the top.

The course is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty centred in the Chiltern Hills with stunning views on the front and back nine.

The natural terrain it was built on has extreme gradients making this course a physical and mental challenge and as expected the fairways and greens are exceptionally maintained.

At 5,803 yards it is very short for a course of this calibre but all that says to me is that this is a course where accuracy is going to be vital to keep a low score.

The 31-year-old course is packed with tricky shots, playing up and down hills, over ponds, doglegs right and left, and blind shots to the lightning quick greens.

To pay and play it's £44 on weekdays and £56 at the weekends. Although the club are currently running an offer of £25 weekday rates or £16 twilight rounds.

In this review I will pick out the toughest, most stunning, and most birdieable holes to give you some idea of what the course throws up.