Great Chertsey Road, Chiswick, London, W4 2SH, England
|Robert Bloom||20/01/2010 14:58:47|
Excellent for what it tries to be - a good short game challenge for southwest London golfers. Expensive for what it is, and sometimes slowed badly by novices, still almost always good fun. This little gem is extremely well kept, making the most of its very limited space. Holes range from 100 to 160 yards. Greens are very interesting, and together with thoughtfully-placed bunkers and pin placement, this keeps you always second guessing your club selection. For good golfers, the sloped and undulating greens forces a well-struck shot to leave any realistic chance for birdie, or in some cases, even for par. For average golfers, think twice about where you want to miss - and it always varies. As for the best holes, here goes: 2-really short, but well guarded, with an interesting "dog leg" green; 3-severely sloping green; 4-so inviting, but no place to miss; 8-a narrow & long three tiered green (a 2-putt is a triumph); 9-lovely finishing hole - pin on right makes you think about how much you really want to take on the lake.
This pretentious and most unfriendly club of sorts should not be played under any circumstances by a fee paying member of the public. In my opinion Dukes Meadow represents everything that is bad about golf, it dicourages at all levels and only stays open because of the lack of facities locally.
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