81 Bearwood Lakes

Bearwood Lakes in England has been ranked number 81 in Golf Monthly's 2010 Top 100 golf courses in the UK and Ireland

81 Bearwood Lakes

Architect: M Hawtree Stats: 6,488 yds, par 72, SSS 71 GF: £95 Visitor information: Day Membership Mondays to Thursdays, club designed for use predominantly by its members and their personal guests W: bearwoodlakes.co.uk 2008 Ranking: 78 (Down 3) Improvements since 2008 Rankings: Course: Ongoing Clubhouse: Completely redecoration of main lounge and dining room areas. Shower rooms refurbished

This Martin Hawtree creation near Wokingham in Berkshire is mature beyond its 15 years. Essentially a parkland layout, there's heathland feel in places - especially the risk-reward par-4 8th - plus a handful of water hazards to keep you on your toes, most notably on the lakeside par-3 14th, which boasts Bearwood's largest putting surface.

Panellists' comments: "Excellent new course that's always fun to play"; "Very welcoming and a relaxed feel to the whole place"

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