Coxmoor

Coxmoor

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Wedged into a golden triangle also consisting of top 100 luminaries Notts and Sherwood Forest, Coxmoor is far from cowed in the presence of such illustrious siblings. Found on high ground close to Mansfield, it looks out across the Vale of Belvoir and the Leicestershire Wolds. Coxmoor can stretch back to 6,800 yards but this heathland layout would be considered by some to be unusually put together. There are five par 5s, hence the par of 73, and that means it’s not an unrelenting series of long 4s. In fact, there’s plenty of variety from drivable short holes to a 16th that is approaching 600 yards.

There are many highlights here. The short downhill 7th, playing just in front of a road on the drive in, is trickier than its 136 yards would suggest and that’s not simply down to the worry of dinging a waiting car. It houses a green that simply screams three-jab.

That might grab most of the headlines but it is the 9th that is arguably the highlight. A relatively short 4 off the yellow tees, it starts from an elevated tee and dips down sharply before rising dramatically to a green that’s carved into a hillside.

Its stroke index, 12, really doesn’t indicate quite how difficult that approach can be – particularly if you’ve been unfortunate to slightly mis-hit the drive and arrive to find your ball precariously positioned on a downhill lie.

The changes in elevation are something of a theme from the tee. There’s plenty of room for even the most erratic of drivers, but the prevailing winds and some well-placed hazards mean nothing is as simple as it seems.

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Tom Williamson & Len White

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Coxmoor Road , Sutton in Ashfield , Nottinghamshire , NG17 5LF