4 reviews of Arscott Golf Club
Arscott is a nice place to play golf. The course splits into three phases after a funny little par three start. Holes 3 to 8 are up and down a steep hill. Quite tricky. Holes 9 to 13 are flat (ish)with length being the challenge. The last four holes are a peach with two swooping tree lined par fours, a bottom clenching par three and a card wrecker to finish over a pond to an elevated sloping tree lined green. Altogether a nice course with smashing members and a lovely clubhouse. Relatively young as a course, it does get a tad sticky in the winter. Greens are well looked after.
Arscott is a long course, however played with this in mind, it is easily possible to play to nett handicap. The course is hilly with some cracking views whilst you plan and play your shots down as well as up some steep slopes. The course starts you off with a wedge par 3, not a true test of a first really, then OOB all the way down the 2nd plays with your mind! Most of the remaining front 9 are switchback holes that have some long par 4s that you must play as a 5 unless you are a really big hitter. Choose to go for them in 2, and a card can be ruined. The back nine is split in 2, some more long par 4s with wide open fairways for the first 5, then tighter, potentially watery last 4 to really push your card up towards 100! The last is a challenge to say the least. An iron will do up to the lake, then a short but high iron over the tree onto an elevated green. Again card ruiner if not already! Max in the pro shop guarantees a warm friendly reception, Katie and Barbara in the bar serving great food at the end of your round wraps it up nicely.
ONE OF MY FAVOURITE COURSES. UNTIL RECENTLY I'VE ONLY PLAYED THIS COURSE IN WINTER(WHEN IT IS ONLY £8 MID WEEK - A SUPERB DEAL) AND CAN PLAY LONG AT TIMES. THE COURSE THOUGH TAKES ON A TOTALLY DIFFERENT COMPLEXION IN DRY CONDITIONS, WHERE THE LONG PAR 4'S ARE REACHABLE AND IS A FAIR TEST OF GOLF FOR ALL LEVELS. THE COURSE IS IN PLEASANT SURROUNDINGS AND HAS SEVERAL MEMORABLE HOLES THE 17TH & 18TH TO NOTE. I WOULD ARGUE THOUGH WITH SOME OF THE STROKE INDEX ALLOCATIONS, THE 6TH IS A LONG DIFFICULT PAR 4 AND IS ONLY RATED AT 14???!! THE CLUBHOUSE IS THE FRIENDLIEST I HAVE COME ACROSS AND MAX IN THE PRO SHOP GIVES A WARM & FRIENDLY WELCOME. PLAY THIS COURSE - YOU'LL ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF IT.
Quite a new course, but maturing well, and uses the land cleverly, despite quite a long walk that separates the 3rd to 8th holes from the rest of the course. That particular section contains some exhilarating switchback holes, the 6th being an especially fine driving hole. The last four holes are in their own pocket of land as well, and provide a picturesque and challenging finish. The 17th calls to mind the 12th at Augusta, and the home hole requires a fine second shot to carry both a pond and a mature tree, and to climb on to the green, all the while avoiding a treacherous little pot bunker at its front.
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