Brent Valley Golf Club
Brent Valley Golf Club, Hanwell, East of England, England, W7 3BE
020 8567 4230 | Golf course website
8 reviews of Brent Valley Golf Club
Fantastic course - very open on the first few holes so makes for a nice warm up. Some challenging holes, long par 4 over a pond (hole 14) and a touch par 3 (I'll let you guess that one :-). Great value and will definitely play again.
I am so happy to see that my beloved Brent Valley has gone on to better things since my last visit some 20 years ago.
It's an easy walking course and absolutely ideal for any beginners, if you forgive the 2nd and 18th and it has some very interesting holes to challenge your game, especially with Out of Bounds beckoning on any errant shots. The greens were always very good and now are excellent and feel like rolled carpets and a joy to putt on.
The hospitality is excellent and you're well taken care of unlike some of the private courses close by.
If you're looking for a good round of golf and value for money, you won't go far wrong by visiting Brent Valley.
I played Brent Valley today and was quietly impressed - the course was in excellent condition, particularly the greens, which were superb.
The opening few holes are very open and I would agree with some of the previous comments - a lot of the holes do feel a bit 'samey' - especially the first 3 holes - all 300+ yard par 4's.
The back 9 is more interesting, including the 13th, a 200 yard par 3, which requires a tight line off the tee. The 15th is a short par 4 - 265 yard dogleg left - going direct for the green is not really an option. The closing 2 holes run alongside each other - the 17th is downhill, whilst the 18th is uphill and making it on to the green in regulation is a good effort.
BV has a couple of nets in which to loosen up and a decent putting green.
Overall, BV is good value - I paid £18 for a weekend round.
Of the public courses in Ealing by far the best. Though to be honest the only full size one. Perivale has the same contractors though it is 9 hole and doesn't have a proper clubhouse. Hanger hill and Gunnersbury are pitch and putt and in the case of Hanger hill, has very poor greens.
Biggest problem with BV is for the first holes you will often find players from other holes playing their errant balls on your hole which was annoying. On the plus side it wasn't as easy to lose balls. Distance wise many holes felt samey. With two of them I found very challenging and about four requiring strategy. The greens were top notch - could.nt fault them. One had quite a few leaves blown onto it. I couldn't detect any re-holing.
There were times where the route to the next hole wasn't as intuitive as it could have been. Didn't find any problem with teeing area as another commentator found.
The clubhouse was a bit empty, but the barmaid(who also took the booking) was very nice.
Didn't try the food. Proshop was closed. Worth the £15.
I found this a very kind course, especially as the several adjacent fairways are often kind to wayward drives. The fairways were in very good condition, and the greens even better. The back 9 featured a few interesting and challenging holes, but overall I found this an easy 18 - a great course for 'working on a few things'. At £17 for a weekend round, and £2.40 for a pint, it was excellent value.
Having heard of the news that www.mytimeactivegolf.co.uk had taken over the running of Brent Valley, I decided to give the course another visit. I must say that this course is well worth a visit, the hospitality is excellent and the new team that are on site are very professional. The course has received new machinery and the greens have to be the best I have played on all winter. We are now going to hold our monthly golf societies at Brent Valley for 2010. Go and visit.
Easy to play course, ideal for those who feel it is time to graduate from pitch and putt to a "proper" course. Also worth a visit to boost your confidence if your game is in a slump!
There are a couple of holes where you need to make a decision on the tee, but for the most part you have wide open fairways to belt your driver down.
An open start with several holes running parallel sees golfers zigzaging from fairway to fairway, but once away from the clubhouse there are a few interesting holes on the back 9. The 200 yd par 3 13th requires you to carry the river Brent, and precision is needed for your approach to the par 4 14th as it has ponds to the front, back and left sides of the green.
Overall, not the best kept course, but it still represents great value for money.
gently undulatting parkland with wide open fairways and few dangers. The sixteenth is probably the most memerable featuring a small pound in front of the green. If its been raining dont bother the whole course is in the Brents flood plane and it can become a mire in the winter.
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