Rudding Park Golf Club in Yorkshire has unveiled a new routing on its 18-hole Hawtree Course that takes inspiration from Augusta National, venue for next month’s Masters Tournament.
As at the Georgia venue, the Yorkshire club’s own ‘Amen Corner’ on the 12th, 13th and 14th holes sees fairways and greens cut through mature woodland. Rhododendrons replace the azaleas and dogwood, with Rudding Park’s own version of Rae’s Creek coming into play on two holes.
The signature par-three 14th, named ‘Rhododendron Glade’ due to a profusion of colour in late spring, is well guarded by three bunkers at the front, and another hidden from view to the right. Playing uphill, and into the prevailing wind, presents a challenge for all golfers, with the undulating green making a par no easy score on this 163-yard hole.
Recently ranked 8th Best Golf Resort in Europe by LeadingCourses.com, Rudding Park has two courses designed by renowned architect Martin Hawtree; the 18-hole Hawtree Course and 6-hole Repton Short Course, while the resort’s Golf Academy offers an extensive range of coaching facilities.
James King, Rudding Park’s golf manager, commented: “It is important to be innovative and offer guests new experiences and give previous guests a reason to return. Amen Corner is a fantastic addition to the Hawtree Course, and we can’t wait for our guests to experience this fantastic loop of three.”
To watch a video of Rudding Park’s new course routing, visit Amen Corner video