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Peterborough Sports & Outdoors: 4 reviews and 4 photos


Peterborough only has three golf courses. Milton golf course is by far the 'poshest' but unless you happen to know a member - forget it.

Thorpe Wood Golf course has the honour of being the longest 'pay and play' course in the country at 7086 yrads from the back tees. I have played the course many times, and it has now nicely matured over the years. Designed (in part) by Peter Alliss the famous commentator, it is widely regarded as a good inland course. It is only really let down by the sixth and seventh holes - a big lake in the middle would help. The third fourth and fith by the river are all challenging affairs. Many regard the 17th as the finest hole on the circuit.

Orton Meadows (run by the same company) is very much the second public course. You are much more likely to be able to get a slot here. It is a very 'schizophrenic' course. Holes 3-8 thread their way between lakes, in a very American style affair. Your card is uually ruined after these monsters. The second half is however crammed into a much smaller place, where pars are common even for an awful golfer such as myself.

A good walk spoiled ?

Phone: 01733 267701
Theme: Golfing

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 22, 2006
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