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Bramshaw Forest Course 1880 - 2018
by John Brooks

Links Corner Course Database ID Number - 1820
Release Date CRZ Filesize Par Course Length
2008-02-10  120,004,608  bytes 69  5833 yards
Type Style CRZ Filename
REAL  HEATHLAND  forest1.crz 
Course ID Course Key


An updated Bramshaw Forest Course that replaces all other versions on LinksCorner. I have added some hole previews, and by popular opinion have reduced the amount of bracken (although the Course is full of bracken in the summer). The Course is in Hampshire's New Forest and is over 100 years old.

CLIPNOTES by Ben Bateson (ousgg)

Real, heathland course
Concept  7/10
Like its brother course, Bramshaw Forest is warm and welcoming. There's something very cosy about the whole atmosphere, from the sparkling splash-screen shots, to the pleasantly pushed-together feeling of the holes. It will be somewhat underwhelming to those with tournament tastes, but hopefully it will be another great representation of British golf in many a collection.
Appearance  7/10
This looks pretty good, compared to the Manor course. The yellowing texture set is ideal, and objects such as fence posts are laid down with obsessive and loving care. It's not perfect - the elevation work is frustratingly inconsistent, even on the greens, and the planting seems somewhat forced, being simultaneously too random and containing several clones. But, again, it's most certainly a couple of notches above its predecessor.
Playability  9/10
If you like golf - and if you don't, I'm not sure why you're reading this - then you'll like Bramshaw Forest. Although I've no doubt that it's a different proposition in real life, it's an unashamed slugfest for the Links golfer. The course is very receptive to big hitters, although it does dish out the unexpected punishment or two. It's quite easy to get tied up in the undergrowth, but funnily enough, this doesn't make the course any less desirable; only more realistic.
Challenge  3/10
Naturally, you'd have to be very generous to describe this track as 'tricky'. It really is the light relief half of the Bramshaw courses, with birdies and eagles quite embarrassingly available on the front nine, which are largely reachable beneath regulation. Even the hazarding and thick clumps of planting don't really slow up your game.
Technical  6/10
The designer has shown a marked step up from the other Bramshaw course. A much improved texture set, better blends and better, if not perfect, terrain work are all hallmarks of improvement. It's not quite perfect, but time has been well spent bringing a local track to life: if only we could ask that of all designers.
Overall An excellent and warm conclusion to the Bramshaw pair of courses. Easy to hit with aggression, but difficult to critique with the same brashness. 32/50
Please remember that Clipnote reviews are the opinion of one person and do not constitute an 'Official' Links Corner review of the course.


 Votes cast
Ace5 %1
Eagle23 %5
Birdie64 %14
Par5 %1
Bogey or worse5 %1

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