More magical 2-FORE!-1 Golf gems where you and your best golfing buddy can experience a memorable golfing occasion and pay for only a single green fee! This week’s 2-FORE!-1 stars include a quality Cheshire venue, an outstanding pay-and-play track and an Irish cracker.
*Okehampton, Devon – Classy parkland with great greens set out as a J.H. Taylor nine holer in 1913 but became a ‘full’ course a decade later. It’s a little par-68 cracker in the heart of delightful Devon, sheltered by the high tors of Dartmoor.
*Thorpe Wood (pictured), Cambs – A gently undulating parkland track, which was designed by Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas, and remains one of the best pay-and-plays in the country. Ably supported by outstanding practice facilities.
*Mere, Cheshire – Class Cheshire act – on and off the course. The 1930s James Braid/George Duncan-designed undulating parkland layout is now overlooked by a luxury hotel and spa which opened last year. No wonder it’s regarded as the ‘Wentworth of the North.’
*The Roxburghe, Scottish Borders – This outstanding Dave Thomas-designed parkland layout crosses glorious rolling Borders country next to the River Teviot and the par-5 ‘Viaduct’ hole is an absolute belter.
*Old Thorns, Hampshire – Designed by Peter Alliss on quite steeply undulating forest land and an archetypal British parkland course. Meandering through mature timber, and avoiding lakes and streams golfers can expect a testing round where both length and accuracy are duly rewarded.
*Ring of Kerry, Co.Kerry, Ireland – Eddie Hackett laid out this scenic course perched on the hills overlooking Kenmare Bay and Kerry Mountains. Star hole is the 233-yard par-3 13th played from an elevated tee to a sloping, water guarded green.