For the last two years I have been a member at The Mere Resort Golf Club and I can fully recommend it to anyone. It is in a beautiful setting around a big lake and is extremely well kept. I will do a full review of it in the Golf Club Reviews of this site when the weather picks up and I can take some photos on the round that do it justice.
Last year though, I was given the opportunity to play Prestbury Golf Club by the incoming Captain for 2017, Pete Atherton. It is a course I had heard a lot about, with many members at Mere saying how good it was, interesting and challenging – with the greens rumoured to be the best around these parts. Being under 10 mins from my house as well I certainly wasn’t going to turn down a round. So we played at the end of summer 2016 and I was hooked. From this promotional video you will see why…..
Part of what attracted me to Prestbury GC is its a traditional golf club with a strong history and a way of doing things. Like many golf clubs of this type I could not simply set up a Direct Debit and join, I had to let the new Captain introduce me to members who then began to discuss with the powers that be at the club that I would like to join. Eventually I got enough of the senior members of the club to allow me to attend an interview in December 2016. They limit the number of members to 320 if I remember correctly and there were a few spaces open. It has been a long wait since then but finally yesterday the letter from the Club arrived on my doorstep and I was in. I cannot wait to get started on their great grass practice area and start getting that handicap down by winning some competitions!