Last Updated: Tue 17 Sep
The courses at Addington Court are all about encouraging more players into the game. Neither too long nor too taxing, they nevertheless present their own quirky challenges, not to mention the pleasure of a good walk in beautiful scenery. The Championship course is a tree-lined parkland design, requiring greater accuracy off the tee, while the Falconwood course is more open but has smaller greens, demanding more precision with your approach shots.
We have buggies and trolleys for hire and our pro shop staff can fit you out with new clubs, clothing and all the other gear you need to be comfortable during your round. We have a grass-tee range for practising irons and a putting green, short game practice area and two nets by the first tee for fine-tuning your game before you go out. There are well-appointed locker rooms with complementary towels for that little extra touch of comfort.
The 1st is the only par 5 on the course and, at 486 yards, doesn’t demand big hitting, but the challenge lies in playing into the green. The hole slopes right to left, taking a well-hit drive naturally round a slight dog-leg, and you’ll get good roll in the summer, but beware of the fairway bunker. Your second needs to land up well placed for an accurate approach to the green, which slopes right to left, with bunkers ready to catch any approach that over-compensates.
The 8th is a picturesque par 3, with an elevated tee affording stunning views of London and Canary Wharf. From the tee it looks like a simple task just to get the ball airborne and drop it on the green, but there’s a big bunker front-right and the green itself slopes away into rough, so it’s by no means an easy shot. It can be great fun to watch a mis-hit tee shot run down the slope to the green, especially if it’s your tee shot.
The 18th brings your round to an end with a tactical challenge. A dog-leg left, it may tempt big-hitters into cutting the corner or trying to shape their drive round, but the risk is high. Get it wrong and you could end up out of bounds, or running off down the 1st. The safe shot is an iron to the bend, leaving a 120-130 yard approach to a nice flat green, offering a good chance to finish your round with a tidy par.
“My friend and i loved it and we will probably be going back sooner than I would like! “ – D.W