Is it true that Alresford Golf Club have cut down many trees in the past in order to create the tees/greens and fairways?
Over the last 30 years or so, the course has undergone a number of significant changes and redesigns. Firstly, when land was taken to build the bypass, and again when the course was increased from 9 holes to 12 and then again to 18. During these changes a large number of trees were removed, particularly in the construction of the current 9th, 16th and 18th fairways. The 9th and 18th now run through what was once a large wooded area.
When these fairways were constructed, a policy was put in place to plant 10 saplings elsewhere on the course for every large tree that was removed, with a view to thinning these once they had become established to ensure the best specimens flourished.