Blacknest Golf Club
Blacknest Golf Club, Binsted, South East, England, GU34 4QL
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12 reviews of Blacknest Golf Club
Played here on 5/9/11 as part of a society..... A nice interesting course with a variety of hole types (although the par 3s are a bit too short with 2 of them barely over 100 yards)... the one thing I found was that the course doesn't hold up very well in wet weather with many greens getting easily flooded... so I'd avoid during wet periods.. otherwise a very interesting course and well worth a visit
My first visits to Blacknest was on the whole an enjoyable experience. The course has a nice mix of holes, although nothing massively long. The layout can get confusing as fairways cross each other at points and holes seem to run parallel!? The 18th is a great hole coming home, good length with a gentle dog leg left and over water.
The course card illustrates the course but does not show any of the (many) water hazards. Makes selecting a shot a bit trickier sometimes.
Nice practice area too.
I played on 26th July for £10 (available all day Tuesday & arranged via e-mail). You must play off the whites -as I did- otherwise the 5 challenging 400yd par 4's are far less interesting. The par 3's are varied with water often coming into play as it does elsewhere. The fairways are mostly generous and the bunkers have plenty of sand. Greens ok if a little bobbly. The best part of the course is between 6 and 11 with the 430 yd 9th requiring a good hit to find the green which is just over a pond. The club website shows each hole with hazards and yardages which I found a help.
The course will get very wet easily so play soon off the whites on a Tuesday & you will not be disappointed. There does not seem to be a pro's shop (not a good sign). Beer and food too pricey for me.
Played Blacknest today for the first time. Got a great green fee deal through TeeTimes (£10), so my value for money score is pretty high.
At first, was a bit put off by the starting hole. Pretty average and fairway and green seemed to be in a bit of a ropey condition. The wind was blasting across as well, so blowing us onto the driving range to the right, unscreened. Once past this, though, things started looking up. Second hole is guarded by a lake behind the green (I went in!) and then it crosses over to the stroke 1 par 4 second - felt long into the wind and quite tight. From there it descended into a madness of narrow fairways, lots of water and diabolical sloped and tiered greens. (NOTE: Two putts are not a given).
Course was in fairly good nick, but quite exposed and blustery. Probably due to a lack of established trees at the moment. Water is in play on most of the holes, so bring plenty of spares!
There are a couple of odd design elements. There are times where fairways cross each other, so you'd likely have to keep your wits about you to avoid getting your block knocked off on busy days. Also, sometimes the next tee is not easy to spot from the green (ref 15th tee) and strangely the 16th and 17th tees are pretty much next to each other. The 16th, however is a 170 yard par 3, so this involves a bit of a hike back to the 17th tee area. 18th is great - 523 par 5 over water to the green in front of the clubhouse.
Carded a shocker, but I actually like this course a lot. In fact, I'm going back on Monday...
This is a compact, rough and ready parkland course, with reasonable club house, pro shop and driving range facilities.
A short course with 6 par 3's. Though it also has 3 par 5's of around 500 yds. The par 4's are a mixture of distances ranging from being in driving range to just over 400 yds. The difficulty is provided by numerous ditches and ponds that come into play on most holes.
The greens are interestingly contoured, though when when we played they had recently been hollow tinned, so we couldn't tell how true they would be at their best.
The compactness of the course means some holes are on top of each other and it could all get a bit congested if the course was busy.
There were some really helpful signs on the tees showing the layout of the hole, unfortunately these petered out after half a dozen holes. It was then tricky to determine the layout of some holes, particularly exactly where the hazards were. Also the yellow and black chequered flags on the pins were difficult to see as they blended in too well with the background.
Reasonable value on discount deals
Played this course on Monday for the 1st time. First impressions were - Pro shop very helpful, Driving Range not bad but range balls were the restricted type so don't go off the yardage you hit. Buggies were an excellent value at £10.00. Club house house didn't look that bad and the food was of a good standard.
Now the course. The tee boxes on a couple of holes were shared and you had to wait whilst others teed off. A lot of water around the course made it a good challenge although short with a total yardage of 5445 yards from the yellow tees. A total of 6 par 3's, 9 par 4's and 3 par 5's.
With this in mind, the fairways were of an excellent standard as well as the greens although there was remnants of the rain from earlier on in the week making some greens squelchy under foot and a lot of the bunkers were either full of water or were GUR.
The only bad comment i can make on the course was the rough was very high and this made looking for your ball very difficult and often impossible. A large society will end up queing on the tees if this was the case because alot of the time would be taken with groups looking for their balls.
All in all not a bad club, but improvements on the course are well needed.
Have played this course on a number of occasions, though not in the last year. It used to be a 12 hole course but then they bought some extra land and made it 18, however, unfortunately it meant that they had to squeeze the existing holes to get the full 18 and it shows. A few occasions you have to wait for people to drive before you can cross your own fairway, or visa versa.
Still a new course where you can move from one fairway to another and get away with it due to lack of trees.
Unfortunately the course suffers from poor drainage in the winter.
It is a reasonable course in the summer, but it feels cramped.
Played this course for the first time recently. Very impressed with the layout of the course (short, but very interesting). Understand that it has improved significantly over the last couple of years.
Only complaint was with the greens where some recent treatment left them a little unpredictable.
Played this course a couple of years back on a wet day and was not that impressed!
However, I played in a competition there in June and the course has improved immeasurably! It is a fair course with some interesting holes, and perfectly possible to score well. The greens especially were much better than I remembered.
Looks a good course for flora and fauna with lakes, wildfowl, and wild flower areas.. very picturesque..
I didn't rate this course very highly! Each hole is very up and down and uninteresting!!
Great course. It is a bit short and tends to get very busy on weekends but if you play off the whites many of the holes become much harder. Loads of water and well placed fairway bunkers ensure that you have to think about every shot.
Unfortunately caught this course on a wet day - it started on the 1st - woe betide the slice or faded fist drive - straight onto the driving range and OOB! This is a really good new course with some very good holes, the 6th, 9th,11th,14th and 18th being the most memorable.
I look forward to playing the course again in better weather.
Well worth a visit.
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