23 reviews of Bletchingley Golf Club
Decent course ,but not special.
We started at the 10th, and the first few holes were pretty good. Above average difficulty in tee shots, lots of blind 2nd shots.
But holes 1-9 are a bit non-descript, and a bit up and down.
The greens had been tined, so not in great condition, though of course this has to be done.I'm sure they're ok otherwise.
Quite long off the backs (6600 yds), so a decent challenge.
Played on Sat 14th July with a group of 16 in our society.
Prior to attending Steve my point of contact was in touch via email to ensure everything was ok for our planned day and if he could be of any further help, I find it nice when the golf club take the time to chase you, instead of you doing the chasing.
We arrived as planned and Steve was waiting to welcome us in, he pointed us through to his colleauge Mike in the bar area who was ready and waiting with Tea / Coffee / Bacon Baps, nothing was too much trouble and Mike was very attentive to all of our players.
The weather wasn't great, we've had a terrible summer if truth be told and it rained as planned - We expected the worst and i've gotta say the course was in fantastic condition, having never played Bletchingley before I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, but i've gotta say it's lovely and should you think about giving it a whirl then do so, you won't regret it.
The tee boxes were absolutely fine and as you'd expect, the fairways were well cut and if you stayed on them provided a nice way into the greens, as for the greens they were true, fast and as mentioned above, considering the rain played very well indeed.
I didn't find any of the bunkers fortunately, they did have areas of dry sand but they also had a fair amount of water in them - Ultimately their a hazzard so don't go in them!
The par 3's are challenging but rewarding, attack that with a solid strike and you'll be rewarded with par, if not better.
The par 5's of which there are many are also fairly well placed and scoreable, I found them taking their toll after a while but that's more down to my fitness, or lack of then anything else.
All in all a great course, fantastic staff and somewhere i'd go back to in a heartbeat.. Actaully we were all given a 2 fore 1 voucher by Steve and I know some of the guys have already been back in the weeks since.
I'll be sure to get back to Bletchingley very soon
Disappointed! The potential this course has, has been let down by what I can only presume as poor oncourse management, we found today a nice course in need of a bit of love and tender care and much needed attention. Either that or a whole new crew of greenkeeping staff, the course has an unkempt look about it from the Tee boxes to the uncut fairways and wooly bobbly greens, no sand in bunkers and even our buggy ran out of power going up the ninth. On the positive side it is a nice layout with several good holes including birdie opportunities on the par 5's, a pleasantly walking course with some good views of surrounding areas, the staff in the clubhouse were warm and friendly as were some of the members but come on Bletchingley your members deserve better, Shame!
Competent middle of the road golf course which I enjoyed yet I can barely remember a single hole. Nevertheless it is worth a visit and there is nothing I could criticise.
Played here on my own on 1st July. Made to feel very welcome in the the pro shop which is always a good start.
The course is very interesting with plenty of variation and it was in great condition with fast, true greens.
Playing on my own, I inevitably caught up with other games and was let through by five (count 'em, five) groups of members all of whom had a cheery comment.
All in all, this place could teach quite a few clubs how it should be done.
I'll be back.
I VISITED THE COURSE ON THURS 8TH JULY 2010,AND FROM THE VERY 1ST MINUTE I WAS MADE EXCEPTIONALLY WELCOME BY THE PRO-SHOP,WHO THEN ORGANISED A POT OF COFFEE FOR ME AS IT WAS SO EARLY, I HAD JUST ARRIVED FROM CARDIFF AT 7AM AND WAS NOT DUE TO PLAY TILL LATER ON IN THE AFTERNOON. THE COURSE ITSELF WAS PLAYING VERY LONG WITH HARDLY A BLADE OF GRASS ON THE FAIRWAY`S, THE HOT DRY SUMMER WAS TAKING ITS TOLL ON BLETCHINGLEY GC. BUT A PLEASANT ROUND ALL THE SAME..
THANKYOU BLETCHINGLEY FOR LOOKING AFTER ME IM SURE I WILL RETURN SOON... 1ST CLASS STAFF ALL ROUND, WELL DONE !!
penarth, s glamorgan.
My £15 twilight round on 24th June was good value. It is a challenge off the whites (440 yards longer than the yellows). The front nine is much longer but the 2nd nine was to me the more interesting.
The dry spell meant most holes played shorter than normal but this didnt really make the course easier. The greens had many slopes and were fast. They were uneven as they had been hollow tined. I accept this is necessary at some stage and as I booked on line this was a risk I took but my value rating is reduced because of this. The bunkers were good with plenty of sand.
My favourite holes were 4th (testing 2nd shot),5th( dogleg with very challenging tee shot),11th( double dog leg par 5), 12th( par 3 with magnetic pond), 16th( a good drive is really rewarded on this 480 yard par 4).
Weak points are the 3 short par 5's on the front nine and a series of route marches between holes.
I played this course on a Monday and paid £15 which I consider very good value. I wonder whether I would have found it such good value at £25+. Some of the holes particularly in the back 9 are a bit samey... Also IMO The Par 5 going round a 90 degree bend is not all its cracked up to be... People were pretty friendly...
Played at Bletchingley last week and thoroughly enjoyed myself. It is an interesting course with a good variety of holes. Wasn't too impressed with some of the greens, but to be fair, for the time of year the rest of the course was spot on. At at £15 for a Monday round I will be coming back again.
As a new member at the club (and relative beginner at the game) I read the course reviews with interest. Firstly, the members. Maybe something has changed but my wife and I have had nothing but welcomes and smiles, and also no negativity to guests & visitors. On the course - we have found it a good test. The lcoal conditions mean that it drains quickly and is playable all the time - we only have temp tees on the 3's in winter, and have had just a week of temp greens. The layout is good with differing holes following one another. Front 9 is longer and flat for the first 5, back 9 is more up and down and tighter. Best holes - 5th, the real card wrecker, narrow, sharp dog leg par 4, 7th, downhill 234 yd Par 3, 12th, water bounded Par 3, 14th, another downhill 3 with a green sloping against you, 16th, very long 4 hit over a hill, 17th, another water edged 3.
We have never found the course really congested, and the club house, pro shop and practice facilities are very good. Come and play - but not too many of you !!
Played here on the 7th Sep 07 for 17.50 and i have to say this course is probably the best course i have played for this cost. The greens are up there with the best courses i have played this year. The par 3's were all lovely, two nice drop down holes and two where the water came into play.
The one issue i have with the course would be the length of the par 5's which probably should be par 4's. On two occasions i had a 7 iron approach shot in to the par 5 green as my 2nd shot, eagles are very do-able :o) The general condition of the course is very good and great fun to play. For 17.50 you can't go wrong.
i played on a tuesday in december it had been raining the night before so i thought the club would be closed. when i got up there the golf club had a very friendly atmosphere about it.
seeing it had been raining the night before, there was not one water logged fairway the greens where in great condition.
It is a fair course where you get rewarded with a good drive and punished if you go off the fairway
played 1st march
We payed £25 which i thought was great value considering other couses in the same area were £35-£40
first of all what a lovely looking course. not one hole is the same, it has most holes that you would be looking for on a good golf course. 8 of the holes have water on them which realy makes you think.
very well looked after course and club house.
I played on a saturday using 2-fore-1 which meant £25 a head which overall I think is a bit dear for this course.
I think the par 3 17th was worthy of the fee it had an established feel about it but the rest were at best average a bit disappointing really for the fee, and I can't recall ever playing a par 5 Z before.
The locals were pretty unfriendly, one of our party was wearing Nike golf trousers which the members complained about and after a stand off with the pro (who relented in the end as the shop didn't sell anything else) we got underway, which put a bit of a downer on the round really.
Played here midweek Jan. 06 (£16 each using the Daily Telegraph Open Fairways card ).
Disappointing course .We tried it because we pulled in here once & it looked quite promising , but i found it to be a bit of a long slog.
The course condition at best i'd describe as average & it just doesn't feel as if there was enough initial investment here to give the course that quality feel.
I didn't particularly like the layout (groups of 2/3 holes going in loops & bringing you back to the spot where you initially were ) or the design ( for example ,the par5 3rd is flat & straight with a few bunkers dotted about).Some mounding in places & better bunkering would help.
Holes 1,4,10,12,16& 17 are decent enough but the 5 par 5s aren't very exciting & there were too many unenjoyable long uphill holes.
As you might have guessed i wouldn't recommend the course.
Sorry, Stuart, don't know how you could call this course boring. Interesting, downhill Par 3s, Par 5s that give the average player a realistic chance of getting on in 3 or better, and some challenging, imaginative Par 4s. Greens were immaculate and the course was nearly empty. Would have been a tad pricey at full green fee (£32) but with 2 for 1 it was excellent value.
Played this course on 16/7/05 with the 2 for 1 voucher.The course was in need of a good water and also found it very boring.Only a few players out playing, proberly because it was to expensive.
Also had problems with the bar staff as he could not be bothered to serve us at 7.30 on a summers evening.Will not be going back.
Absolutely beautiful course set in a very spacious site. Several excellent par 3's and some really challenging par 4's. We played on the 2 fore 1's and it provided incredible value with the vouchers. Only downside was a slightly snooty attitude from several of the members but the course overall was far too good to get annoyed about anything other than my scorecard.
8.5/10 - you should play here.
Played Bletchingley on 16th may.
We played 10th to 18th then 1st to 9th as there was a seniors match playing.
What a nice course. Tees well kept, fairways well kept and greens not a mark on them. Fairways are wide but not too wide and still need a degree of accuracy.The course is open but not overly so there are still a fair ammount of trees around. The members are welcoming and honest as I left my sunglasses on a tee and they were returned to me.
All in all a lovely course
Very nice course (especially on 2 fore one)very satisfying par 3's and good driving holes.
fairways and greens in good shape although temp tees spoiled the experience.
I would seriously think of joining this club. The bacon baps could tip the scales!!!
Thoroughly enjoyable course and excellent value with a "2 Fore 1" voucher making a sub £20 round at the weekend (and not even that busy for a Sunday afternoon).
Varied and interesting holes, including a monster 234yd par 3, and certainly a test for high a low handicap golfers. Good condition throughout, although the greens aren't exactly Augusta but very playable.
I'd recommend it if you're in the area and I will certainly be visiting again.
Nice modern course for a weekend round, though nothing special. Generous fairways encourage having a go, though be warned that the rough can be penal, and there are plenty of mature trees around. Some interesting par 4s, highlight is probably the 4th, where the approach is over a stream to a small raised green guarded by a large bunker. The 5th is a right angled dog leg par 4, where a short iron is the sensible shot off the tee. Two of the par 3s are interesting, with water cutting into the green on both. The main criticism is that many of the par 4s and 5s are samey - straight up and down. Nonetheless, this is a pleasant course to play, friendly and in nice countryside.
Played the course one Saturday afternoon in August 1999. We had a friendly welcome from the members. The course was in excellent condition, good sized fairways and the greens were in beautiful condition and a great test of putting skills. The food was the tremendous quality and value. The memebers are to be envied.We p
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