Woodhall Spa Hotel

The Broadway, Woodhall Spa, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6ST, United Kingdom

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The 16th hole - I prefer the 19thThe 16th hole - I prefer the 19th

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Home of the Dambusters

by sourbugger

The most important memorial in Woodhall is to 617 Squadron or "The Dambusters".

The memorial is in the centre of the village. If you have never heard of this famous raid during WW2 then it is well-worth getting copy of the classic film on Video / DVD.
The music on the film is also very famous and was popularised a a few years ago when a 'pastiche' was made of the movie for a commerical for Carling Black Label lager.

You will also find other places worth visiting in the area (see tip in Accommodation) and local aviation museums (more tips on these to be added soon).

I'm actually writing this tip on Poppy day (Remenberance Sunday) 2003, so it feels quite fitting to remember the brave pilots who took part is what nowadays would be called a 'suicide mission' as well as the civilians affected in Rhur valley.
Whether or not the raid actually made much difference to the war is debateable, but the ingenuity and resolve of the Dambusters is something truly admirable.

Par 3 golf course : enjoy a round of Pitch & putt

by sourbugger

The par3 golf course at Bainland park (see other tip) is worth a visit. It maybe not the best kept of courses, and its not cheap at ten quid at weekends, but with a little effort you can almost imagine you are playing across the gorse and heather of a Scottish links course.

I last played there in November 2003, and hit my ball off the first tee straight into the remains of the previous night's bonfire / fireworks party. My ball was scorched !

I was latter informed on the misc. Forum that you can claim relief for scorched ball under the rules of the Royal and Ancient. Eqipment can be hired - or use your own.

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