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Charleton Golf Course©Charleton is a parkland golf course. Other than its beautiful location, its main claim to fame is that former President Bush (George the First) played golf here. Of course, there is a photograph of Mr. President prominently displayed, but more than celebrity bragging rights, they do have more -- a driving range, a 9 hole pitch and putt, and an 18 hole golf set in stunning parkland with views over the Firth of Forth. There's also a clubhouse where you can get good food and drink at a decent price after your round and complain to the waitresses about how poorly you putted. They will listen sympathetically...they're used to hearing such tales of woe!
Charleton Golf Course is a hilly, parkland course so don't let the relatively short yardage fool you. Driving your golf ball uphill will make the golf course play much longer than you'd expect. Charleton is a "pay and play" golf course, which means it's open to the public. Be prepared for walking up and down some steep hills, though. Of course you can always rent a trolley ("pull carts" in the USA) or a battery-driven trolley. And at Charleton Golf Course you can even rent a buggy ("golf carts" in the USA). Not too many golf courses in Great Britain rent buggies and I was surprised to see this one did. But then maybe the members don't want to traipse up and down those steep hills for four hours.
With all of the options--driving range, 9 hole chip and putt, and a full 18 hole course--Charleton Golf Course seems a good choice for the golfer. It's beautifully located among the rolling hills and the restaurant serves good food and drink all day long. You can come to practice or play or just to eat.
I'm sorry I haven't yet had a chance to play Charleton. It looks like a good test of golf with a beautiful finishing hole. And even if it weren't such a good course, with all those hills it would be a good aerobic workout!
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Website: www.charleton.co.uk A very good website.
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