Frilford Heath (Blue)
We dip in and out of the two differing styles throughout the round. The opening four holes are tree-lined where the main hazards are streams and ponds which come into play. It's a tough start and very easy to find a watery grave early on in the round. The holes have matured nicely since the course was built.
Holes five to eight see us play a more open landscape with large, bold bunkers and more mounding. Then it's back to the English style for a few holes before we chop and change again.
Holes 14 to 16 are played in a little loop on a separate part of the property with the short 13th proving to be a nice link hole.
The par-72 layout can stretch to almost 7,000 yards and it will therefore come as no surprise that it has staged the professionals on the EuroPro Tour and is the annual venue for the Ladies Scratch Salver, a World Amateur Ranking event.
The greens have more movement than the Red & Green courses and a few are pushed up and will gladly deflect an approach down the wing. The condition of the course overall was very good for the first day of October.
Admittedly the Blue is the my least favourite of the three but it completes what is undoubtedly an impressive 54-hole complex.
Read the review of Frilford Heath (Green) here.
Read the review of Frilford Heath (Red) here.