Springwater Golf Club Calverton
5 star

Hidden gem is absolutely right. Lovely, unpretentious, friendly, non-snobby golf course. Some wonderful holes, up and down, sloping fairways, occasional water. Not particularly long, but really challenging. What on earth do you do for your second shot on the 4th? Some wonderful par 3s, especially the last two, with the par 3 18th offering you a classic challenge. You know you should lay up to the right, but, hey, how can you resist going over the water for the green?
Only negative is that the greens weren’t great when I played in September 2016. But, if you are playing in the autumn, bring a spare plastic bag – they have the most wonderful collection of apple trees (Bramleys, Golden Delicious, and lots of others I was unable to identify), all laden with fruit – oh – and a medlar. (Go on, look up the verb to blet…)
Going back next week for more apples (and to try and actually get over the water on the 18th).