Course review - Kingswood Golf and Country Club
11 Oct 2010 - 08:13:52
Kingswood was designed by the legendary James Braid, who was based at nearby Walton Heath and more than played his part in making Surrey a golfing hotbed.
In an attempt to reinvigorate his 1920s layout a £400,000 investment was recently put to work by Howard Swan, a renowned golf architect and himself a devoted fan of Braid's work.
Swan is said to have concentrated on making the course more of a tactical challenge, mainly with his deployment of bunkers. The result makes for a highly enjoyable and varied 18 holes, suitable for players of all abilities.
The tree-lined track is in excellent condition and throws up a couple of memorable par threes and some predictably tempting par fives. There are dog legs in the mix to keep things interesting on the regulation par fours and the greens are invariably true.
The course plots a serene route through its natural habitat and makes for a very relaxing afternoon indeed.
There is plenty of golf to chose from in Surrey, but on this evidence Kingswood is most definitely worth a visit.