Bromley Golf Centre
Bromley Golf Centre, Bromley, South East, England, BR2 8JF
10 reviews of Bromley Golf Centre
We played Bromley GC about a week ago and found it a good course as we are have all just taken up the game.
The staff was very helpful and made us feel really relaxed teeing off the 1st.
The fairways are nice and wide with a few bunkers thrown in to keep you on your toes. We did to be honest play a bit slow so we let the three ball behind us play through. Not a problem, they just smiled and carried on accepting we where beginners.
I found everyone at the club really friendly and would highly recommend it to anyone starting out and who just wants 9 holes to start off with. We will be back soon in a couple of weeks and go round twice to but until then I'll keep popping in to use their driving range and I've even brought my 5 year old son to have a go.
played this course a few times now. and it's good, especially for novices such as myself. Greens reasonably well kept, good drainage, although fairways can get a bit soggy.
There has been some redevelopment work and construction of a new driving range is underway.
Less than £7.00 for a round midweek and only a tenner on weekends, great value for money.
Can get busy at weekends and school holidays.
Just to alert visitors that over the next 18 months park of the golf course is been re-built as a result of the development of a local school. This is currently meant the 4th hole tee has been brought forward ( not such a big issue but the only par 5 is now plays as a par 4 ) & the 6th hole has a new green in front of the brook with the bridge making it play as a par 3 rather than a par 4. The new green is very poor ( reclaimed from the fairway ) and it will take a time for the new seed etc to work through )
The course is well run though and have notice longer gaps between groups has been introduced improving the flow once you are on the course. The renovations though are having an impact on numbers so you should get around a bit quicker than you maybe use to.
I will attempt to update everyone as there will be more changes over the next 18 months
Bromley GC is an uneven track. The first 3-4 holes are very dull, with wide fairways and little imagination needed. However, the last five holes are much more interesting and challenging. I would definitely recommend this course for a quick, no frills, nine holes.
A SMASHING LITTLE CLUB WITH FRIENDLY STAFF AND A GOOD ATTITUDE TO GOLFERS OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES. WOULD RECCOMEND THIS TO ANYONE WITH CHILDREN WHO WISH TO TAKE UP GOLF AND ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE THAT DOESN'T HAVE THE ATTITUDE TO JUNIORS THAT SEEM TO COME AS STANDARD WITH SOME CLUBS. ALL IN ALL AN ENJOYABLE 9 HOLES.
Its a course that starts slow but leaves its best to last.
The first few holes are there (ok nothings special), but from the par 5 onwards it gets better. The par 5 is very goods (cannot see pin until 3rd shot sometimes 4th depending how good the 2nd was). The 6th is a long par 4 over a ditch to a green surrounded by bunkers. The 7th is the hardest hole on the course, needing a very good drive then a second over water to a small green (or a lay up then a chip over water). The 8th is a par 3 with split level green, water and bunkers and the 9th is a mellow par 4 to finish.
1) Friendly (staff)
2) The number system for tee times is a very good idea stops people waiting by the 1st tee
3) The food is excellent
4) Well stocked shop
1) Qs nearly every hole you had to wait (if doing 18 you start again at the 10th\1st)
2) Rakes with all the sand traps on the course I only found 1 rake, if the ball went into the sand we dropped (we played any bunker was under repair due to the sand being either rock hard or somebody else had played out of the sand and could not rake after them)
3) At over £15 for 18 holes I found that a bit to much to pay for a round of golf here.
I would play the course again but it would not be my first choice
Magpie Hall Lane Municipal Golf Course can be summed up in 4 words: Great Value For Money.
For a junior, 9-holes costs only £3.65 during weekdays and weekends, and even if you want to play 18-holes, the price is still lower than most other golf clubs. (£3.65x2.)
The holes consist of 6 par-4's, 2 par-3's and 1 par-5. The yardage from the back tees is 2745 yards for the 9-holes and has a par of 35.
The shortest hole is just 142 yards, but can be relatively tricky considering the ridged green is guarded by 5 bunkers distributed around it, a large water hazard surrounding the back of the green and a ditch along the right hand side of the fairway.
The longest hole is 485 yards, and the drive must carry about 200 yards to by-pass the large fairway bunker. The second part of the hole consists of a shot through an opening of trees over a ditch.
Though the yardage may seem short, there are enough obstacles to keep a player occupied, especially on the last few holes.
The holes are close packed quite densely, so walking between holes is very short.
The only gripe about this course that I have, is the waiting times. Because it is a public course, many people play and choke-points can occur on each hole.
The dress code is relaxed and the grounds are generally well-kept.
All-in-all, a tricky course with a nice atmosphere.
I have always found this course to be a great test for learners and experienced golfers. I spend some time here learning the game around 10 years ago and found it to be a inexpensive test, with some interesting holes.
The course also involved one of the funniest moments I have ever come across on a golf course, when my girlfriend totally lost it on the 4th tee, having hit her 15th shot, covering a total distance of 30 yards, she said "It's unfair - why can't I hit it as far as you!"
She then swore that she would never play again, walked back to the car and four years later, she has kept her promise, slagging off the game at every available opportunity!
this course has it's good points and it's bad points. If you are a beginner you cannot go wrong on this course. It has good wide fairways although the run onto the greens can be challenging. On the downside, it does get very busy with no booked T - off times, so as i have experienced, you may have to wait at each hole as everyone queues up. Most players here are not experienced, thus as a beginner you will not have reason to be embarassed. I would advise the best time to play is before the shop opens, making it a free round of golf, with no one else holding you up.
Contrary to popular opinion, I happen to think that this 9 hole is one of the best in the surrounding area. It has a variety of holes, ranging from a cunning par-3, to some tricky par 4's. The best time to play is; as on most courses, Spring or late Summer / Autumn. The staff are friendly and the surrounding area can hardly be called a dump!...a graveyard, fields and a practise green!
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