Farnham Estate Golf Club
Farnham Estate Golf Club is a stunning parkland course designed by Jeff Howes, situated over 500 acres of rolling countryside and dense woodland. The course is a par 72 and offers a good mix of holes to test golfers of all skill levels. The two nines at Farnham Estate Golf Club are quite contrasting in nature, with the front nine exploring the undulating meadows of the estate, while the back nine offers a more vigorous test of golf, travelling through denser, more rugged woodland.
The course opens with a gentle par four, but from the second hole onwards, golfers can expect to have every aspect of their game tested to the limit. Bunkers at Farnham are not in plentiful supply, but each one is very well positioned and, in the main, quite large and flat. They are not manicured as one might expect, but aesthetically natural, which is in keeping with the overall feel of the estate. The greens are a near-perfect texture and allow for a wide variety of possible pin positions, catering to the enjoyment of all categories of golfer. The contours are interesting but sensible.
The signature hole at Farnham Estate Golf Club is a topic of debate, with numerous possibilities including the 2nd, 10th, 15th, or 16th holes. The course designer's favourite is the fourth, requiring a slight draw off the tee between two large oak trees, opening up to a well-guarded green with water behind and to the right.
A meandering stream and no less than seven lakes are both features of this parkland spread, as well as ancient trees, a fairy fort, a wishing well, lots of wild garlic, and indeed its fair share of wildlife. All of these elements add to the unique charm and character of Farnham Estate Golf Club.
In conclusion, Farnham Estate Golf Club is a must-visit for any golfer looking to enjoy a unique and challenging golfing experience. With its contrasting nines, interesting contours, and well-positioned bunkers, the course offers something for golfers of all skill levels. Don't hesitate to visit their website to book your tee time and experience the beauty and charm of Farnham Estate Golf Club for yourself.