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Brokenhurst Manor
by John Brooks

Note: This course contains 1024x1024 textures and can only be played in version 1.07 or later of Links 2003

Links Corner Course Database ID Number - 1928
Release Date CRZ Filesize Par Course Length
2010-01-03  42,290,960  bytes 70  6310 yards
Type Style CRZ Filename
REAL  PARKLAND  br1_locked.crz 
Course ID Course Key

Brokenhurst Manor Golf Course was designed by the great golf course architect, Harry Colt, and lies in the heart of the New Forest, Hampshire, England. The course is both heathland and woodland and is set in beautiful surroundings. A stream features on nine holes. Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club was the English Champion Club in 2007.

Final version updated for (a) easier tree pass-throughs, and (b) seam blending problems caused by wrongly using self-generated mid- and far- versions of various seams (i.e. Green 2003, where only a "near" version is viable) into APCD in 2003.

John Brooks

CLIPNOTES by Ben Bateson (ousgg)

Real, forest course
Concept  8/10
The acme of John Brooks' set of designs, Brokenhurst Manor features some very intelligent holes in its tree-lined fairways. Starting relatively open, and plunging into deep, deep forest by the time you reach the close, there is a real feel of progression as you get stuck in, helped by clever hole 'echoes' reminiscent of top-class courses. It's a good all-rounder of a course.
Appearance  7/10
A few evident clones notwithstanding, this is an impressive and detailed creation from many angles. The textures work well together, and the subtle elevations that tie the course together are carefully crafted. Only the bunkers betray a lack of deeper work, and that only on closer inspection.
Playability  8/10
Beautiful golf, especially if you play with a short-hitting player. Calculated shots from the tee are the way to win here, and an ability to shot-shape will make for a bonus. The only turn-off for me were greens that were slightly beyond the pale and made putting more of a lagging process than hitting the targets.
Challenge  5/10
Like many of John's courses, the realism at Brokenhurst Manor means the Links golfer would expect to shoot a little under the norm. Be warned, though, those who come at the course too aggressively will likely be punished: this one has the ability to dish out the bogeys quite easily.
Technical  7/10
Good, coherent stuff as usual, and some toning-down of the pass-through properties on the trees has not gone unnoticed. Perhaps it's time for the big step up, though: weeding out the clones and perfecting those bunker lips.
Overall Another in a good line of Hampshire courses but needs to be played a little bit more cannily than its brethren. 35/50
Please remember that Clipnote reviews are the opinion of one person and do not constitute an 'Official' Links Corner review of the course.


 Votes cast
Ace22 %6
Eagle52 %14
Birdie26 %7
Par0 %0
Bogey or worse0 %0

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