18 WOODHALL SPA – Hotchkin
2006 position: 19
Stats: 6,501 yds; par 71; SSS 73
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The fact the standard scratch on the Hotchkin is two higher than par gives you an idea of just how tough this course is.
At almost every hole it is possible for even category one golfers to rack up a big score.
The visually intimidating bunkers are the feature that everyone talks about when discussing the test, but in my opinion it is the placement of these bunkers (rather than their depth), the shaping of the holes and the penal rough and heather that are in fact the real challenges.
The Hotchkin is a classic inland track that everyone should make the effort to play at least once. MH
+ Hard but very fair; excellent condition; good value
– Hard to get to; clubhouse a bit disappointing compared to course
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