North Course 9-Holes
What immediately draws your attention on the North course 9-holes are the wide, undulating fairways and surrounding terrain. These are classic links course characteristics, where positioning of the ball from the tee plays such a crucial part to the hole’s strategy. In addition, it’s already clear that the subtle inclines and declines around the greens will pose a real challenge to the short game, with a variety of shots needed to master the North nine.
As well as recreating the natural landscaping characteristics of links golf, Ingrebourne Links Golf & Country Club has also adopted a number of traditional bunker construction techniques. The course has over 30 bunkers, many of which have the ‘revetted’ stacked turf face so familiar to this style of course. The 7th hole is also home to the largest sleeper-walled bunker, bringing with it as much an eye-catching feature as a troublesome hazard that’s sure to catch many a stray shot, especially for those wishing the ‘cut the corner’ on that particular hole.
All of the greens have been constructed to USGA specifications, the very concept of which has a close relationship to the natural greens occupying links courses. The free draining subsoil offers good drainage and also creates the right environment to grow and maintain fine-leafed grasses that make for smooth, fast putting surfaces.