Tiddleywink Par 3 Golf Course 

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The aim of the course is to be an intermediary step for beginners and a good short game challenge for established golfers.

Each hole has been carefully designed to test players of all abilities. All the holes are par 3, and the course should take around 1 hour to play and costs only £7 a round for adults and £5 for children (3-16 years).

Hole Yardages

Hole 1- 55 yards

Hole 2- 40 yards

Hole 3- 82 yards

Hole 4- 102 yards

Hole 5- 75 yards

Hole 6- 68 yards

Hole 7- 84 yards

Hole 8- 74 yards

Hole 9- 80 yards

Course Status:   COURSE OPEN (16/07/2018)  

Course Condition- Good conditions

*Granulated fertiliser applied to all greens on 14/04/2018 - Please wash your hands after your round*

**Please stay away from the damaged range fence**

Current cutting heights

Greens- 6.5mm

Tees- 15mm

Fairways- 15mm

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 Conservation at Tiddleywink 

Even on our small golf course we are doing our bit for wildlife conservation. Over the past year we have tried to encourage wildlife and plants to thrive within the golf course. Ways in which we are trying to help wildlife;

  1. We have placed different bird boxes and feeders around the course and other areas of the golf centre.
  2. We are leaving the deep areas of rough and hedgerows to grow wild, which is letting all types of wildflowers bloom and creating habitats to numerous invertebrates and small mammals.
  3. Certain areas of the deep rough will become part of 'Operation Pollinator' to grow many wildflowers to encourage pollinators.
  4. We limit the amount of chemicals and fertilisers applied to the course without interfering with how the course looks or plays.
  5. The small lake on the 7th becomes a vital water source on hot summer days and is also home to thousands of tadpoles in the spring.
  6. We have planted over 100 native trees across the golf course, with many more planned to be planted next winter.
Last year our efforts paid off as we noticed many new species of bird feeding and nesting around our site. Also, we had many different birds of prey hunting over the golf course, which included Buzzards, Kestrels and even a Red Kite. There are also plenty of rabbits, foxes and deer which can be spotted very early in the morning before the dawn chorus of mowers.

We are pleased to be involved in Operation Pollinator - an exciting new initiative to help restore the plight of the Bumblebee and other crucial pollinating insects. 
Over the coming seasons we will be establishing and managing areas of pollen and nectar rich wildflower habitat that will provide essential food resources and nesting habitat for pollinators, including native bees, butterflies and other insects. The selected native wildflowers will also provide new visual features and, we hope, will give added interest to your round of golf from the environmental diversity it will support. The project intends to start with relatively small areas, to learn the techniques and develop a system that works effectively for us. We are being supported by Syngenta and ecology and environmental specialists from the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI). 

The upcoming works

What is involved, and what will you see? 

In the first instance we will identify areas suitable for Operation Pollinator habitat creation. We need to establish what environmental features we have, so as not to disturb already valuable areas. Our aim is to target new habitat creation to bring to life areas of low ecological value. We will also assess what techniques will be most appropriate for wildflower establishment. 
In the autumn, designated areas will be cut back, as we would normally do.
The Operation Pollinator area/s will then be intensively scarified to expose bare earth, to sow the selected wildflower seed. The grasses will also grow back, although we may also choose to use a growth regulator on the grasses to hold back competition and try and allow the wildflower seedlings to establish strongly before the winter. 
Future management should involve an annual cut of the wildflower area in early autumn, after the bird nesting period and once seed has set and been released, with the possible need for further scarification to encourage more wildflowers.
STRI trials suggest that we should begin to see some wildflowers in the first spring after sowing, but as most are perennial or biennial species it will only be in the second and subsequent years that the wildflowers areas come into their own, and will go on getting better every year thereafter. Scientific research into pollinating insect populations on Operation Pollinator habitats indicate that we should start to see significant numbers of Bumblebees and butterflies increasing over the coming years.

We hope that you agree that Operation Pollinator is a very worthwhile project for us to be involved with and to develop in the future as part of our environmental and ecological management. The aim is that it will add an extra level of interest and pride in playing our course. The greenkeeping team and club management would welcome any feedback and further ideas that you have to add to the value we can deliver with our environmental projects.

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