Carden Park - The Nicklaus Golf Course

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Picked this course to play based on the reviews and the fact that the twilight cost was very reasonable . The check in was great and we used the driving range to warm up. We had a buggy which I would recommend, we picked one because of the weather but I was pleased as the driving range is a good walk from the 1st Tee and there are also some long walks between tee's. The course set up is good and makes you think about shots. The course condition wasn't great, I know we have had very warm weather but the greens were quite slow and the fairways hadn't been cut. There was also large stones in the bunkers so beware. Saying all that we had a great day and would recommend for the twilight price, I would have been disappointed if I had paid full price.

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That title seems really unfair and I feel slightly guilty for saying it; but it's true.

The course is great, the 2nd cut rough is a golf ball hiding monster. That being said I only lost one to the mischievous growth.

The fairways are wider than the Cheshire and there are more strategic bunkers throughout. Apparently, the reasons and requirements for a championship award.

It felt long, very long, my feet were aching by by the end of it, trolley not carrying, similar length to the Cheshire but I never felt that tired playing the other course.

Some great features, the 17th over the water and I think the 6th with a similar angle of attack. Other than those two, nothing really exciting.

I wanted to love the Nicklaus, I've been looking forward to playing it for months. Sadly I feel let down and I hate myself for thinking it, even more for typing it. I wanted it to be so much more, after playing the Cheshire my expectations were at 100,000 ft.

My top tip: Ignore the yellow tees and play off the whites; it's too short otherwise and offers no challenge at all.

Play it as a bucket list and immediately play the Cheshire to wash your sins away.

Enjoy, try and love it, take it in and then appreciate it for what it is and the man who designed it.

HCP: 28
Strokes: 94

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First time to play the course and whilst it was a great course to play the layout let's it down somewhat. Some of the walks between the holes are ridiculous. About a 500 yard walk between 14 and 15 and the same to the 16th. Very tiring if you are walking so a buggy is recommended but they are very expensive so you feel they exploit this at the club. We teed off at 14.30 and got to the halfway house about 45 minutes later but it was closed..no mention of this in the pro shop beforehand. Very poor indeed from the club.

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Fairly short course but makes you think a lot ! It was in great condition with the greens running smooth. Couldn't fault anything, it has everything you'd expect from a top Cheshire course and all the facilities are excellent.

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First booked to play the Nicklaus course on line but got a call saying it was booked up so had to play the Cheshire, all booked in but there were people on the first tee with the same tee time, after a bit of sorting managed to get off on time, enjoyed the golf

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