Following two months of lockdown, golf courses throughout the UK have reopened, starting with venues in England, closely followed by Wales and Northern Ireland, with Scotland resuming on May 29. During this shutdown period, many of us have spent a reflective time imagining the future, considering the places that we most want to experience once a sense of normality returns. Harry Colt was involved in the twenties and then to these greats have been added the ideas and concepts of Donald Steel who tweaked the venue in the nineties. The list of Open winners at this venue is a Who's Who of golf history: Vardon, Braid, Hagen, Cotton, Player, Nicklaus, Trevino, Watson, Faldo, Els, Mickelson. "I worked as a volunteer at the BMW PGA event a few years ago and got to walk inside the ropes scoring for the professionals on the West Course at Wentworth . "I've added a 2020 constraint in that they have to be within 2.5 hours drive, thus ruling out Scotland, Ireland and most of Wales (that's for another article, I think I could do top five bucket lists on each of those countries!) It just beats Sutton Coldfield, Little Aston, Beau Desert as it has two courses, so a day rate makes it good value for money to experience 36 pretty gorgeous looking heathland golf holes. Reputation wise it's highly regarded, and has an extra nine holes which are also rated in the form of the Channel Course which would act as a good warm up. "Living quite close to the coast I am very to have played lots of amazing links course as well as some stunning heathland venues just inland. "I walked Royal Birkdale and watched the Open there in 1991 when Ian Baker Finch won, and was overawed by how difficult it looked.
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