Mill Green Golf Club Par 3 Course Review
Mill Green Golf Club, Gypsy Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL6 4TY
The Par 3 at Mill Green in Welwyn Garden City is an excellent course for Pitch and Putt enthusiasts to improve their game. The scenic course consists of nine challenging and varied holes, and members can enjoy the excellent facilities and a drink in the modern club house after a round or two.
The facilities at Mill Green are certainly commendable. Though the car-park isn’t huge, you’re always able to find a space. The building inside has a very modern and calm feel to it, and includes a fine golf shop and relaxing bar and lounge area. Golfers are not able to hire out clubs, though.
For an adult membership on the Par 3, adults pay £3.80 a week, while under 18s pay £1.90. The membership includes all green fees, discount of range balls, 30% discount on 18 hole green fees and 10% off in the bar/restaurant. Guests pay £9 to play.
The course is immediately enhanced by the meadows and ancient woodland, making for a picturesque landscape. Golfers enjoy a pleasant walk round the practice putting green before making their way onto the first hole.
With a bunker on the first hole, one of the longest holes on the course, beginners can be discouraged by a bad start. The bunker, slightly right of the flag, can be extremely off-putting and is certainly unforgiving if you find yourself in there.
The second hole has no real obstacles, but the green has an irregular slope to it – so your short game has to be perfect. On the third, you’ll have to overcome a daunting ditch about 20 yards from the flag, but holes four and five are less tricky.
For the sixth and seventh holes, golfers take a slight deviation from the main golf field, and cross the quiet Gypsy Lane to continue playing. It’s a refreshing change of location, but neither hole is easy with bunkers on both – and a huge slope on the eighth hole just before the green.
The final two holes are more straightforward, and are favourably downhill, giving players a chance to boost their scores at the end on what is a challenging, but thoroughly enjoyable nine-hole course.
As someone who is relatively new to the game, I have found Mill Green to be an excellent course to improve my game. It forces players to really think about their game, how to approach different distanced holes and how to overcome obstacles.
The bar and restaurant indoors are particularly inviting, with a range of drinks and good food on offer to refresh yourself after a round. Though the price isn’t exactly modest for guests, you certaintly get what you pay for at Mill Green.
I would recommend the nine-hole course to any pitch and putt enthusiasts in the area – but not necessarily to total beginners, who may find themselves a little bit out of their depth.
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