A stroll through Stoke Park

By June 28, 2016Golf

Needing a break from the Brexit action, my friend Edwina was kind enough to take me golfing Sunday at her home course, Stoke Park, in Buckinghamshire. Now, Stoke Park isn’t any old golf course. Look at the clubhouse below. It’s a spectacular building. Do you recognize it?

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Of course you do:

That’s right. It’s the course featured in my favourite Bond movie, Goldfinger. Below is a plaque that greets players on the 17th tee:

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And here is a majestic country manor along one of the holes:

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Stoke Park is a beautiful English parkland course, with some really challenging holes, especially on the second 9. (There are three in total). We played on a Sunday, and in that terrific English tradition there were families with babies in strollers and others walking around at the same time as the golfers, as in a park. And they make a mean Pimms and lemonade for an after-round refreshment. A great experience.

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