Copt Heath is an enjoyable test of golf for golfers of every level demanding the golfer think their way round to the course to score well.
The course maintains an enviable reputation for play throughout the year with new drainage designed into recent course changes assisting the natural sandy sub-soil which creates the courses permeable natural foundations, all of which means the course is quick drying, well drained and typically open all year round.
First designed in 1913 by Harry Colt, revered as one of the world’s greatest ever golf course architects; the course retains many of the original features of his design including 95 of Colt’s up-swept bunker faces which adorn the course and are strategically placed to trap the bad and sometimes not so bad shot.
Once you take to the first tee you will quickly learn that it’s not the easiest start with the first five holes providing a good examination of accuracy off the tee, testing the strategic placement of your tee shot to ensure a favourable angle of approach to tightly guarded greens. This is the theme for the first few holes…
Arriving at the 6th tee with, you will be able to take a breath and from this point onwards you will have the opportunity to build a good score as the course becomes a little friendlier although with 95 bunkers on the course, and fairways lined by mature trees and a few well-placed natural hazards, the 18 holes are challenging while the heathland fairways often provide crisp tight lies. Don’t think you can relax even if the tee shot hits the middle of the fairway.
When it comes to putting, while we can’t help with your technique, Copt Heath does pride itself on the standard of the greens which always play consistently well across all; 18 holes with subtle breaks catching out any lapse in concentration.
Copt Heath is definitely the thinking golfer’s golf course and a course that stands up to all weathers and conditions allowing for regular and consistent play throughout the year.