The 11th treats you to one of the most alluring tee shot views in our region. Perched on what feels like a cliff edge, the full length of this hole is in view down below with the Manor and its ornate grounds on the right hand side. Just a few mature trees to think about on the fairway edges, fire away at will and achieve some real distance, the tricky part comes in getting close to the pin for your second.
Eventually the Priory opens out to a closing stretch where the length increases for your final four. The lakeside 15th green is a highlight, an interesting approach in store here, running one down the bank with the hope it’ll hold the green to avoid a watery fate.
A lovely course finishes with a gentle climb back to the side of the hotel on the 18th, a short par five that plays a little longer, but keeping it straight can lead to a final birdie chance. We played our round in early April on full greens, already running very consistently and pretty fast too. The excellent early season conditioning of the course as a whole augurs well for a successful golfing summer on The Priory.