11 reviews of Boughton Golf Club
Played here on Saturday 7th April 2012 as part of a society and have to say that I was very impressed on all fronts.
Service early on for the breakfast was excellent and the course is an absolute gem. There's a challenge on every hole but it's open and forgiving enough for the high handicapper not to feel so intimidated by it that they give up.
It's difficult to single out individual holes as they all have things to recommend them. All I would say is that playing the 11th may have you looking for crampons. Sure, if you can drive the ball 300+ yards in a dead straight line then you can get to the green in one shot. For the rest of us, it's a case of hit it as far as you can and then be faced with with blind shot to the green a long way up a hill.Land it short and you may as well not start walking as it'll end up back with you!
The greens were excellent ad everything was in very good order. A definite recommendation to play this course if you can.
Played course twice over Easter weekend. The greens were very fast for this time of the year and tricky to read to say the least - several three putts from surprising lengths.
The course was immaculate - puts many private courses to shame, and is a real challenge for any standard of golfer.
No two holes the same; uphill and down dale; thoroughly enjoyable, and I didn't score well!
Friendly, and a lovely view up the tenth and eighteenth holes while you have your coffee or pint on the terrace. Congratulations to all at the course.
Very friendly in the Pro Shop and the Bar. The course was in very good condition with the greens being lightning fast in some places. The course is beautifully peaceful and has some very good holes. It is quite open so people don't spend hours looking for balls and hence the pace was pretty good. The 14th was my favourite hole - Drive to the top of a hill and then a downhill second to a well protected green. Good value at £19 midweek.
Played here recently with a friend of mine. The course is a challenge for sure with several blind approaches. It's a good walk so maybe a trolley, we carried but it's long and hilly!!
What a good course! A very fair course that was surprisingly long, and in tip top condition. I would recommened it to any one. Some very long par5's which let me play with my new driver excellent, just
be carefull of the wind! Everyone at the club were cordial and helpfull and the shop and bar were pretty good as well.
Boughton is an absolute gem of a course. The condition of the course puts most private courses to shame and for a pay and play is nothing short of remarkable. Great value and a lovely clubhouse make for superb round of golf. The course itself is defintely one for getting the driver out as the fairways are wide and long and fairway bunkers are non existent so let it rip! Watch out for the wind though as it can get a bit blustery.
This course is always in good condition and only closes when it snows. Plays as well in the winter as in the summer and you don't walk off the course with your ankles covered in mud.
You will need to be a player who handles windy conditions well, as this makes the course even more challenging when really windy.
Even though most of the greens slope away from you, they will still hold with a balata ball.
Don't lose heart if you are struggling to begin with, the first four holes are the hardest, especially the second which is long, narrow and has hazards in the places to trap you.
The 5th, 6th and 15th holes are par 4's that are reachable for the longer hitters.
The new par 3 9th hole is a great test of golf, being in excess of 200 yards with a greenside pond. This is made harder as the wind is usually straight in your face.
You may wish to take a mountain goat with you to help you up the 1st fairway. Don't worry about not needing him again, as you will also use him from the 11th green to 12th tee and from the 16th green to the 17th tee.
You may look at the 12th hole and mistake it for a pitch and putt hole, only being 100 yards long. Try to keep your sniggering to yourself until you have finished the hole however, as you may end up in one of the bunkers that try to grab your ball as it lands.
Once you have dragged yourself up to the 17th tee, with the aid of your mountain goat, take solice in the fact that you only have 2 par 5's left to play, the 17th is 530 yards and the 18th being 588 yards.
On the whole a thoroughly enjoyable round of golf with often very scenic views on a course that is in excellent condition.
played the course twice and the first time i went there i was stunned. i have only ever played on par 3's but this was something special. the holes are excellent and the holes are challenging with bunkers and ponds you have to overcome. 4th hole amazed me,621 yds dogleg right. you have to get your tee shot round the bend to see the hole. also well done with the par 3. lovely little course, well worth playing. great price.
What the previous reviewers dont point out is that the course is very long and quite a climb in places. At over 6400 yards of the yellow its the longest course Ive played and Id never encounter a par 5 over 600yards before. The greens are very large but rarely protected, so great for the bump and run player.
The pin positions on Sunday caught me out a few times. They were positioned either right at the front or right at the back of the massive greens. There were a couple of times I wished I could have chipped across the green. I didnt of course.
Some of my favourite holes
The first hole seems to be perched on a cliff face, but I was happy when I made par.
The 4th par 5 621 yards is amazing. A massive dogleg that comes back on yourself with an out of bounds and traps all along the inside. Great stuff.
The 11th - uphill to a very raised green.
The 14th (I think) where your tee shot has to go over the brow of the hill to leave you a view of the green and pond below.
The 18th another massive par 5. Great view from one of the highest tee positions in Kent.
Ill be back but with a buggy.
Boughton is a great course to play with challenges around every bend and some really lovely holes
Well designed and good value I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this course to anyone.
The club house, the food and the bar is first rate and this is one of the friendliest courses I have ever been to.
I have played Boughton Golf Course, as pay and play, over the past 2 years and it is one of the most well looked after and value for money courses I have ever played. The course is ALWAYS in superb condition and if you book after 12 noon you will get 18 holes for 18 pounds! Once you have played Boughton you will notice the difference. The staff are very helpful and the food is first rate.
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