9 reviews of Belfairs Golf Club
A beautifully stunning course which set in a very mature parkland. The only issue is that it’s a public golf course so at the weekends there tends to be a great deal of walkers, cyclists, dogs and kids, however if you can start early or manage a twilight its well worth the very inexpensive green fee. The greens are a tad slow but in very good condition. It can be described as short (6k yards approx) for medium / big hitters, however the 2nd 9 being set in the deep woodland does take a courageous person to hit a big stick at the longer par 4 / 5’s, as a wayward drive will end up lost or in real trouble.
I would undoubtedly suggest this beautiful course to anyone.
I live just round the corner to this course and enjoy having a round here when I get the chance. The things to consider with Belfairs are its an "open ground municipal" you will see people walking their dogs and maybe a kid with a kite from time to time. That said, what a lovely little course! I have allways found the greens to be in very good condition, amazing for a £10.40 green fee infact. The lengh of most holes are generally short but there is much focus needed on accuracy, the front 9 feels quite open although strategy is required on most holes then the back 9 leads you further into the forest with many tree lined narrow fairways. I find it great fun to play and unless you get held up you make it round in about 3& half hours.Although there is no actual clubhouse for non members there is an excellent recently renovated restaurant onsite called the green house which has carvery and a good list of specials at decent prices.
Recomended for that quick cheap practise round we all need.
I HAVE PLAYED AT BELFAIRS MANY TIMES AND FIND THIS COURSE TO BE A VERY DECENT TEST OF ACCURACY.THE GREENS ARE USUALLY IN GOOD CONDITION AND AS ARE THE BUNKERS (BAR A COUPLE).HOWEVER SOMETIMES THE GREENS DONT GET WATERED IN THE SUMMER AND THEY BECOME TO HARD TO BE ABLE TO STOP YOUR BALL ON THEM AND SOME HOLES HAVE NO FLAGS ON THEM ESPECIALLY IF YOU GO EARLY MORNING.
A good public course in a nice setting of woods. The front 9 is generally open with some nice holes. The back 9 is in the woods and has trees bordering the holes. The 12th is a monster, a par 3 with a bunker running across the fairway in front of the green which has trees behind and at the edges. I reccomend playing in summer rather than winter because the fairways in winter are bare, especially on the back 9 where little sun gets through to the fairways in winter, meaning bare fairways. The greens are good but the off-course facilities are lacking a bit.
Belfairs can be a little hit and miss condition-wise as when it`s dry, the ball will bobble about and may end up in trees when it wasn`t heading there, and when it`s wet, you can lose your ball on the fairways. But, for the average golfer in decent conditions, it is quite a challenging course.
After a straight, 145yd par 3 opener, holes 2,3 and 4 are fabulous for the classic social golfer, doglegging right slightly at around 150yds, allowing those natural fades to come to the fore.
It is almost like playing 2 courses as you head into the woods for the back nine after a very open front 9. However, the impression that the treelines give you tends to be a little misleading as the fairways are wider than they look.
Despite its` flat nature, the course has ripples right the way through it meaning you very rarely get a flat lie, turning a short shot into one that is far more challenging than it looks!!!
Good value for money is an advantage at this course as it is several pounds cheaper than anywhere in the vicinity.
All in all, very pleasant indeed.
Is a very enjoyable course where you can achieve your best score or your worst score. The front 9 is a typical parkland course with some quite challenging holes, and others where you can really open your shoulders and go for it. The back 9 is where it gets really tough as you weave your way through thick woods, distance is not a problem but if you go anywhere other than straight you'll find the only option you'll have is to chip out to the fairway (if you're lucky). For a public course this really is in great condition, i expected the fairways to be torn to pieces and the greens to be badly damaged yet the fairways are in decent nick and the greens are among the finest i've played, both true and quick. It is possible to book up to a week in advance (recommended) but you can also phone up on the day (start phoning at 6am to get a tee time you want). It costs £17 to play at the weekends and represents excellent value for money and i've played here several times now. I would recommend this course to everyone.
Nearly everyone who plays a round of golf at Belfairs appreciates the parkland setting and the interesting lay-out. But it's a public course so bookings are necessary, especially in the Summer. It's often impossible to just turn up and play without getting a starting time. But don't let that put you off playing a course with excellent greens and a back nine which goes through spectacular woodland scenery.
David Williams, member Belfairs GC 08/01
Played this course in April and it will take a couple of months to dry out. When it does however this offers many challenges to golfers of even high standard. A little expensive, but worth a go
I thought this course was well worth playing..
It seems to have most challenges... but mostly it has TREES, Loads of them and most of the time narrow fairways so no fades!!!
Generally well worth a vist, good value but only down side was that I found dog owners liked to visit it often too!!!!!
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