15 reviews of Coulsdon Court Golf Club
Old Coulsdon Golf Club..
I grew up playing the course in 60s and the 70s if you take the time to look around you can see it can play well...I've been back a few times to play and never been disappointed, no golf course is easy....Great value for money well done Old Coulsdon Golf Club.👏👏
Agree with the previous review. Not much here to bring you back for a 2nd visit.
The only real memorable hole, if you can call it that, was the par 3 6th. The right to left slopes and the change in elevation make this a tricky green to hit. Not sure about the club website's claim of it being "rated by some professionals as one of the best in England" though.
All the rest was fairly bland fare.
Also spent about 10 mins looking for the 10th tee. After finally locating it was devastated to find the halfway house(tin shed?) closed, despite the proshop saying it would be open and therefore refusing to supply me with change to use in their vending machine. Anyway, I digress.
There had been some heavy overnight rain but that was no excuse for the condition of the fairways, where you often found yourself playing off a patch of mud.
Sandwich in the clubhouse was ok. Changing rooms weren't up to much however.
Great Course, Exceptional restaurant, friendly staff, well run. We stayed Sunday/Monday last weekend. 2 rounds, dinner, breakfast, room for the night, £79. Absolute bargain. Interesting but not impossible course. Condition was great, greens receptive to long iron shots, in good condition, only slight strangeness was some greens where fast, some slow! Can't comment on the bunkers, I missed them all :)
Played here on the 10/8/2007. The course i found was in good condition. Although i did find that there was a lot of unrepaired pitch marks on the greens. The course itself was fairly nice with quite varied holes, and at the cost of £20 with a green free voucher was very reasonable.
Nice course. Some of the holes are a little tight, but I suppose that is the challenge for us with high handicaps. Appears to be quite a bit of work going on. Used 2 for 1 vouchers so well worth the money. Got a bit fed up with a fourball who were ahead of the next two ball. They appeared to be learners, so could probably do with learning a bit of etiquette. However, didn't let this spoil the day.
I helped organise a corporate golf society outing here in May. The day was excellently set up by the events teams at Coulsdon and the service was top notch and through the process. The day was very good value at £32 a head for 18 holes, breakfast and 2 course dinner. All participants found it to be an ideal venue. The course was in good condition although the greens could have done with an extra cut (think the greenkeepers had a long sleep as they did seem to be cutting behind us). The layout was a good mixture of challenging holes and relatively easy and short par 4s. Changing rooms and toilets could do with a bit of renovation. I would recommend Coulsdon for outings - Andrea and Linda deserve a mention for their patience with my requests.
I used to play this course reguarly in the 1970's before moving to the states, I remember the greens were always poor or more often on tempory. it came as a pleasant suprise to find conditions much improved when I played each of the last 3 years 2001-2004 especialy when my visits home each year take place feb/march the layout is well designed with many strategy options,for value it's very hard to beat .
played coulsdon quite a few times now as it is not far from my home.like the layout of this course as there is not too much rough to swallow up shots not quite on the fairway.
greens are not perfect but ok.but as previously mentioned hold ups do often occur usually because 3 or 4 balls not calling through faster singles or pairs. par for the course on a pay and play im afraid. however play on a quiet day and you should find it a pleasant experience. well worth the green fee.
i think this course is one of the best courses around and ive been on quite a few in my time, and the variety of shots avaiiable is excellent, also the course is in mint condition the weather may not of been good but we weren't going to let us ruing our day i now play 2 sometimes 3 times a week on this course and i live in Northamptonshire and the food availiable is at a high standard.
Have played this course twice over the last 6 months and I do enjoy playing it. It will be a bit short for low handicappers but for the 20+ people out there Coulsdon gives you a fair chance of hitting most of the par fours in two without having to hit a 250+ drive.
I played this first in December and the winter greens were not great but having come back in June the greens played very well and you don't get the municiapl bounce than can be associated with some public courses.
The sixth is more testing than SSi 17 suggests as anything left ends up in death valley and although the 18th is not too testing it is nice to drive towards the manor building and (which is picturesque) and then get your 8/9 iron out and just drop it onto the green.
For a public course I though the fairways and greens were in excellent condition and there were rakes in every bunker. At just over £15 during the week I thought this was true value for money.
Coulsdon Manor is a very hig quality Public parkland course. Like all public courses in the Greater London are it does suffer from overuse, so rounds can sometimes turn into tests of endurance and patience, rather than test of skill.
There are some excellent holes on the course but the best combination is 5,6,7 which pose a full variety of challenges. the fifth is the first of the par fives, and at 537 yards it's also the longest.
The sixth hole is a nice and testing little par three. The hole is 161 yards, with an elevated tee playing down to a raised green which is open at the front but is steeply banked on left side where it falls away to a bunker at the bottom but go too far left and you risk going out of bounds. To the right there is a slope which runs down onto the green, but cunnigly they have placed a bunker amidst the slope to discourage you from playing the slope on to the green. At the back of the green there is about six or seven feet perimiter rough which although level is bounded by trees and bushes to discourage you from playing long.
The seventh hole is a dog leg right the green is blind. You play uphill to a ridge about 200 yards away, from there the fairway slopes back down to the green. There are mature trees left and right of the fairway, but beware of going right as the fairway falls away to a crater that apparently dates back to WW2. If you can find your ball in there you'll be left with a tricky shout out. Ideally you want to hit a three wood to the ridge and play a wedge into the green, longer hitters will be able to run a decent drive on to our very close to the green on the downslope.
It's a balanced course with something for all types of golfers, when it's playing well and there are no temporary greens it's as good a public course as you will find anywhere.
I have visited many courses in the south east, so we thought we would try Coulsdon Manor, what a bad decision it was. The course was in reasonable condition, which it should be, we played on the last Friday afternoon of July 2002, but the amount of players on the course was just stupid. When we arrived at the second tee there were two groups still waiting to tee off!. I hoped it would improve, it didn't. The fifth hole had six groups either on the hole or waiting to play it. We completed the round in over five hours!! Which is not acceptable. As you will have guessed I will not be returning for many a year.
I thought it was in excellent condition for a Public Course. We played at 8.15am on a Saturday which on most courses is a very busy time. However, it was a very leisurely round with no wait at any of the holes. They started us from the tenth tee and even when we came to first tee there was no queue. All in all an excellent course for the money (£19)
I was pleasantly surprised by this course, which I found in very good condition considering the time of year and the weather leading up to our round. The fairways were in good condition, although the greens could have done with a trim and a roll.
There were a few notable holes, including the 9th which offered superb views of London, the 6th which is indeed a cheeky little number, the 18th with a great view of the associated hotel, and the 7th which was tempting dog-leg at approx. 300 yards.
In all a great day out, especially considering the very reasonable green fees and the exceptional sausage sandwich available in the terrace bar, possibly the greatest I have ever had!
Coulsdon is a course that has changed over the years and has been made easier over time. But, this does not mean that you should under estimate the course at all. It is a flat course on top of hill and can prove to play very long if the wind is in the wrong direction. The par threes are quite tricky and can prove to be the killer of a round. Out of bounds comes into play on several of the holes, with rough and woodlands coming into play on some holes it can prove to play tough. \r\nCoulsdon is by no means the toughest or easiest course in the world but often proves to be a good challenge even for the higher stanard of golfer.
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