The Crown course has been awarded the HSBC Gold Award and is considered one of the toughest tests of parkland golf in the South West, nestled in the heart of some of the most mature and unspoiled natural parkland.
The Crown is an easy walking course, which plays a lot harder than the 6201 yards and par 69 suggests. With fast running fairways and undulating greens the Crown Course is home to some unique holes that will require good precision and length in order to negotiate some of the more testing fairways.
The greens are smaller and being more tree lined strategy and accuracy are a must to play to your handicap on this course. The key to a good score is to get through the first 5 holes reasonably un-scathed, as it’s a tough start. If you can do that there are some good scoring opportunities later in the round but also some holes that can bite back if you get a little wayward.
Due to the extensive work carried out on the greens over the last 3 years and our aggressive aeration in spring where we used 87 tons of top dressing, the plant has recovered very well and the soil structure in the greens is the best its been in many years. This means we are able to skip the planned aeration work this autumn which will be better for our members and visitors, causing less disruption to all the golfers