35 reviews of Addington Court Golf Centre
i am a 5 day member so cannot comment on weekends i have known the club for years i think it is generally in bettershape than it has been for some time tee boxes apart which i believe they are working on 15 months ago there appeared to be a management reshuffle since when the whole place is much more tidy and more work is being put into the course generally a considerable improvement There are comments about the rough a good reason to stay on the fairway! The greens are generally in good shape but not easy to read makes it interesting ! All in all a decent course at a competitive price membership costs me 60 00 per month for which i get to play on 3 courses as often as i like Coaching a small group have a weekly session with coach Alex Mcgregor this is 1 hour a a cost of 8 00 per head Too good to be true ? No! This an hours hard work with a group of about 6 - 8 High quality coaching i have had one to one sessions with Alex they dont differ in quality His sessions always run over time The course does have its short comings but given what it costs me i think its great value Best score 92 No handicap
Played at Addington Court for many years firstly please try and play it from the back tees if you think its not a challenge all the trouble the designer put in comes into play.The clubhouse has been spoilt by previous ownership the outside remains the same looks nice but inside when they refurbished it they took all the soul out of the interior and now reminds me of a Mc Donalds burger bar. The greens are old and established so with the right care and weather conditions they can be very good. playing there soon off the competition tees so enough course for me!
Returned to Addington Court for the first time for a few years. I have a soft spot for the Falconwood course. Yes there may not be a lot of challenge, but with the strong wind yesterday (26th May) it did throw your game around a bit. Played on an inet deal for £10 each and the three of us ended up putting close to that each into the bar. Course generally okay. Still some problems on the greens at the top of the course. Minor gripe: bottle of water at £1.50 and it wasn't as if it was Evian!
Major annoyance: big queue on the first (40 mins late in starting). No marshalling/starter and it appeared the club was taking casual tees by saying just go up and queue?
However, it was good to be back and I want to return within the next couple of weeks.
Don't play here at the weekend! 6 hours in we had only played 12 holes and gave up. They cram in 4 balls and even though they had a starter we still started 45 mins late. Course isnt terrible although a little short especially the par 3s. Management didnt seem to bothered about the chaos on the course and refused any refund.
The Championship is around 5200 yards long, and the majority of par fours are 3 wood and an 8 iron at the most. There is plenty of room to smash a driver and if you are a little wayward, meaning this course is not at all challenging. I usually shoot in the 84-92 range, but the last two times I have played here I hit 78 and 79 - as much as I'd like to think I was playing like a 10 handicapper (par 68), a lot has to do with the lack of challenge on the course. It's a long round on weekends (4 1/2 hrs at least) with a lot of hackers. Greens were pretty bad when we played (2 days after a heavy rainfall) and the ball bounced a lot on the greens. Only worth playing if you are desperate for a tee.
Played the Falconwood Course on 22nd September & it has taken a spot in the bottom 10 of the 170 courses I have played in the UK. I was able to get round in well under 3 hours & I can only imagine the hell enduring the 4 hour 20 minute round suggested by the scorecard.
I realised the course was short but with the exception of holes 7 to 10 the holes,even off the whites,are very dull & offer no challenge. Greens were below average & the bunkers (with no rakes) a disgrace.
Short courses can be interesting but this was the worst £12 I have spent on golf. If all the efforts are being put into the so called Champoinship course then the Falconwood should cost £5 at most. One to avoid.
Played the Championship Course on a gorgeous June morning. First thing to note is that this is not a long course. All of the par 4s, with the exception of the 422 yard 17th, only require a drive and a 9/PW. There is only one par 5 which is the 499 yard 1st hole.
The greens were in excellent condition and despite the ground being hard after a good spell of weather they still held a well struck shot. Tees and fairways were fairly well maintained and the rough was a sensible length which meant you weren't going to lose balls if you stray off line.
There weren't many stand out holes but if I had to pick a couple it would be the 6th and the 17th. The drive on the 6th is from an elevated tee, down into the valley. If you fancy it you can try to take on the green straight over a big oak tree but the chances of getting it on the putting surface are slim as a bunker guards the front edge. A sensible knock down into the valley leaves a short wedge from a downhill lie into what is quite a narrow green.
The 17th requires a good drive down the left of the fairway. This opens up the green and takes the front bunker out of play.
Generally it's a nice round. Nothing spectacular, but I wasn't expecting it to be for £26 on a Saturday.
Good finish to the day as there was an excellent BBQ on the go outside the bar. Good service and a friendly welcome. We were even treated to an air display from two Tornadoes which must have been from nearby Biggin Hill. Truly spectacular!
There is a driving range and a couple of other courses. Be warned, if you want to warm-up on the range give yourself plenty of time as it is a bit of a walk from the clubhouse.
I picked a cold grey day in the middle of February to play the Championship course with saturated greens and lots of temporary tees. I loved it !! I started golf here as a teenager hacking around the Falconwood course over 35 years ago so its been on my list to return. No course layout on the score-card left me checking markers before playing the next hole but i was impressed by groundstaff sweeping the bunkers through-out my round.
The course offered few challenges - lots of par 4's were made easier by wide fairways of the tees and the skill was sending that second 100 yard + iron onto the green - a few pin positions made two putting that tad harder. I enjoyed the high par 3 8th and the par 4 13th - having cleared the tight trees in front of the tee how can that little tree in the middle on such a wide fairway catch us out ?
The greens we're in excellent nick - whether flat or on an incline once you had the hang of the pace you were able to put at the hole in most cases. The yardage rewards good course management - enjoy !!
Okay played Falconwood yesterday expecting to shoot a comparatively low score.
However rough has changed from playing a few years back...its not high but go in it and your dead..1.Youll be lucky to find it..2.If you find it youll be lucky to get it out..
Course is good value ,looked great ,greens were in good nick..fast fast fast and small
Short course tru but rarely a flat lie..avoid that rough!!!!
Would echo previous comment regarding dress code.
England shirts and trainers seemed to abound in the few dodgy three balls i saw behind us and youngsters did seem to wonder on ,play a hole or two ,look for some balls in the rough and then wander off course again!!!
For what it is and the price you pay,you cant knock it too much
The best thing about Addington this year is the greens. They are first rate.
It's very good value for money and there are regular 2 for 1 offers. The downside (as said by a previous contributor) is the lack of marshalling. This is odd as there used to be a starter at least.
Beware of groups who clearly haven't paid sneaking on at the 9th and even 1 balls who suddenly pop up ahead of you. If Crown Golf can sort this out it'll cut down the overcrowding which is the only downside to the course.
Generally it does take a while to get round Addington Court. It's cheap, they'll let anyone on and they basically have no dress code so you'll get all the local hackers. The club could definitely do more to educate people about slow play and normal golfing etiquette re waiving people through etc. but we all started somewhere.
Let's be honest, it is short, but it's basically a decent track in surprisingly good nick given the traffic. It's been around for a while now so the trees are mature and there are some tight holes. A lot of the bunkering is redundant if you hit it decent distance but there's definitely enough to get you thinking and there aren't many flat spots on the course. Play well and you'll be rewarded but if you don't hit it straight you can run up some significant scores so don't count it out on length.
Lastly, we played there yesterday and got lucky, the hackers' 3-ball that should have been in front of us let us tee off before them on the 1st and we got a totally clear round - all done in a little over 3.5 hours. Thoroughly enjoyable, despite the rain. But then we're back to where we started with the club doing more to educate people about golfing ettiquette. A couple of course marshalls would go a long way...
Played today on the Championship course and was pleasantly surprised. I played in February and to be honest it was awful, all temporary tees and greens, scuffed greens etc etc.
Today all greens were in use and in very good condition. The course was quite, and even the bukers all had rakes nearby. Whether they can keep this up I don't know but i will be back to try again. Hopefully in better weather!
have just recently become a member and since joining i have never played a round where all the greens were in play today 15th mar 07 there were 3 temp greens the other greens were awfull.play is usually very slow with a total lack of etiqutte in allowing poeple to play through i would recommend the club use marshalls to speed things up.there was a compitition today so we decided to play the nine hole course first after finnishing this round we went to the bar to get some lunch only to be told the kitchen staff were playing in the comp and we had to settle for a second class sandwich which had been made some time earlier the course is short (evan shorter with temp greens ) but given the right management and alterations to the course this could become a very very nice track
Have played the Falconwood course twice over the last week (first visit for over a year). Ex value at £9.99 after 2pm.
A lot of changes have been made. Seem to have problems getting people on the course. The main course was empty too. Bit of a strange atmosphere.
Still not bad value for money for a public course. However, marshalls are required to hurry people up or inform them about etiquette ( I was in a 2 ball stuck behind a 3 ball, using buggies, causing a 4 ball to catch us up!).
Played here during the current hot spell. I expected the course to be bone dry and the greens like concrete, but I was pleasently suprised. Most of the fairways had a decent covering of grass and the greens were quite reasonable. The course is quite pleasent but not very taxing, its very short.
The green fee of £15.00 was good for this public course. The clubhouse from the outside looks quite decent but inside it is not so inviting.
Will return in years to come, but it might be a few years yet.
I played the Falconwood Course today and I will not be returning.
I did not see a single rake by any of the bunkers.
Examples of vandalism on some holes. Much of the 9th green is unusable due to ripped turf or what looks like an attack with a pickaxe. The 13th green was also damaged.
Gangs of kids patrolling the wooded areas, the burnt-out car by the 13th green could be the reason for the heavy vandalism in that area.
Many players in jeans and t-shirts, a couple seen playing in trainers.
I have played this course 4 times now and I have to say that it is a good course for begineers. My first round here was 113 and now I am down to 99.
I would definatley recommend this for beginners.
I have played this course on two occasions and would thoroughly recommend for beginners. One negative point to note with this place is that things can move very slowly, 5 1/2 hours for a round is far too slow for me. The last time we played here there was a competition underway with three groups of 4 playing in front of us. This caused a huge bottle-neck with 4 groups continually waiting. In my opinion they shouldn't open the course up to the public during a competition when it's always going to be very slow. A shame, because overall the course is very good but I won't be returning.
This is a really good course for beginners like myself with the wide fairways, but also challenging enough with a few long holes to get the driver out of the bag.
Being a beginner I scored my best round here last month, getting round in 130. I've been at this level for a few years now so I think I'll stick with this course until I improve.
I have been playing the Falconwood 18 hole course regularly at the end of 2004 and the beginning of 2005. I enjoy it more every time i go and it has helped me bring my score down from a shocking 125 to 95. Never been held up early saturday mornings or friday afternoons. Being only 17 i look forward to a long time playing golf on this great course.
Have played the Falconwood course three times over the last month and found the course ideal for high handicappers. Course is quite forgiving. Despite kids "invading" the course, have enjoyed playing the course and will continue to do so in the future.
Played on a sunny Saturday morning in August, I found the Falconwood course to be challenging enough for a beginner like me without being too easy or impossibly hard. Wide fairways and the lack of water meant I only came away 1 ball down.
The general condition of the course was fine. My only niggles are:
- the poor layout. Without a map of any description and almost non-existant signage it was a challenge just finding the next tee at times.
- the bunkers were filled with awful sand
- there are a number of tees from which the pin isn't visible and there are no other markers to tell you where you need to be aiming.
That said, for £18.50 I would probably go back again.
I have played on this course 2 times now and as I beginner I found it to be very accomdoating, if somewhat challenging.
Turning up they have a good value driving range (£3 for 60 balls) which is good for warming up prior to the round.
The greens are generally in good nick, though the tee off areas are often sloped and there is a lack of maps to guide you around the course.
I went on weekdays around midday and it was pretty quiet, really nice not to have to wait around too much.
Friendly staff (guy who broughts drinks over to us was a life saver), challenging holes, not too busy, good facilities. Suited me as a beginner, defo will go back again.
I have played the Championship Course probably over 30 times since 1999. This is where I can back to golf after not really getting going as a teenager, so this course holds some fond memories for me, such as my first birdie, lowest round score etc etc.
I have moved on golf wise, but after a recent visit (trip down memory lane) I can say that the course is just as I remembered it, with one or two improvements as well (some of the Tee boxes have been improved etc). I expected to 'Kick its Butt', having developed in my game since my last visit, but in reality it kicked mine, with the tight fairways, left to right runaways, and well guarded greens in most cases. If you can take the waiting at certain holes (8th, 10th and 14th,) then you will enjoy the round, providing you dont get caught behind the local hackers. Still, weve all been there, and they have to learn at some time, as im sure i did on this course a few years back!
Played the Falconwood course on Sunday 04/07/04. Having had a very poor experience here some 4 years ago I was not sure what to expect on my return, but was pleasantly surprised - with the exception of one ill-mannered 5-ball(!) The greens are small, but putted very well. Fairways and tees in reasonable nick too. £18 for a Sunday morning round seems to be the norm around these parts, and although the course is short and well suited to the mid/high handicapper, it just about lives up to the green fee.
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