It is testament to our forefathers that the initial layout of the course, despite some modifications, is fundamentally the same now as it was 100 years ago.
The Nevill has many memorable holes but it is generally considered amongst those who play here regularly that the 10th and 11th, back to back par fives, stand out. Five challenging par threes demand accuracy from the tee (and length to carry the brook on the 15th) and a particularly daunting finish explains why the course record for both amateur and professional golfers is 64 and that has not been eclipsed, or equalled, since they were set in 1994 (Jamie Harris) and 2002 (Gordon Murray of Holtye) respectively.
2012 saw the visit of the esteemed golf course architect, Donald Steel. Mr Steel reviewed the course and in a most detailed and comprehensive report gave his recommendations for improvements necessary to take the Club into its next century. This involved the removal and repositioning of certain bunkers to bring them into play for the longer hitters from the tee, lengthening of some holes and much greater awareness in terms of gorse and tree management.
Nevill is a pretty course but still manages to have a sting that will punish the errant shot. Straightness is the key to find the predominantly tree lined fairways and small greens dictate accuracy is essential when firing into them. One thing is constant though, everybody who plays here enjoys it no matter what their standard of golf.
To enhance your view of the Nevill, a unique flyover video has been produced, showing the closing 18th hole and the main clubhouse.