11 reviews of East Berkshire Golf Club
Had the pleasure of playing the course with two members. Made to feel very welcome by staff and other members. Course is undergoing improvement so did not get to play all holes as they would be but the holes I did was a pleasure. Very stunning golf course with a good speed of play. Fairway and green condition was good for time of year. A good test and very enjoyable 18!
50 of us played here on a hot day in June 2011.
Pretty,established, tree lined, easy walking,compact course.
We were well looked after by the club on the day with a discount given in the pro shop & complimentary water brought to us out on the course.
The course is quite tight & felt narrow on the day (i only used driver a few times) & allied to the very firm ground conditions this made scoring tricky (the best score on the day was only 35 points ! )
Greens were in excellent condition but ran fairly slow on the day but the fairways were dry & bare due to the exceptionally dry spring allied to not having fairway irrigation .Hitting irons of barish fairways for 36 holes became wearing.
This is a nice course but it would play better & fairer in softer conditions.
Favourite hole was the par 3 9th .Only one par 5.
This is an mature / attractive heathland course, it is tight, perhaps I had my driver out too much which cost me. All the holes were treelined, lots of jungle and quite a bit of heather.You need to get yourself in position and hit an accurate approach to the well guarded greens (some on the small side) The Par 3s were tricky with one about 215. This is a challenging course - 6250 off the whites- par 69. The clubhouse facilities were V good and their open event was v well organised with excellent food. There had been quite a bit of rain so the greens were holding and on the whole were even paced but not quick. I would recommend a visit to this is a quality course / venue.
Played here recently. Extremely friendly club and mature well cared for course. Greens nicely presented and quite fast. I didn't often take my driver out of the bag as the fairways are fairly narrow and virtually continually tree lined. There are some very interesting holes but if you are going to score well, you really do need to position your shots carefully.
East Berkshire golf course provides an interesting challenge if you are looking for a place to play in Berkshire.
The course while not the longest at 6200ish, still has 7 par fours over 400 yards, it has four par 3's and one par 5 which the longer hitters can reach in 2.
The greens were about 9 on the stint meter in May when I last played and very true.
The course is categorized as a heathland course, but with some very mature trees, it actually has a hybrid feel with some areas like a heathland course and others more parkland.
Like a lot of other courses over 100 years of "maturity", it has needed to adapted to the modern game. Most recently some strategic changes with some of the bunker placements and shapes demand that you think your way round, you can not just blast a driver on every hole if you hit it over 260 yards.
The course is visually pleasing with a gentle landscape, no silly hills to negotiate.
The changing rooms a nice, recently refurbished and should meet with everyones expectations of a proper members club.
At £22 quid a round with a county card (£40 without), you will enjoy the day and still have money in your pocket.
East Berkshire was a lovely traditional feeling golf club. The fair ways were quite tight and the greens rather small. One disappointing aspect was that the greens were a little slow and furry (we played in May). The front 9 was by far the best with some really interesting holes, however the back 9 was not quite so good with more holes running in parallel and feeling a little open. Par 3's were a little disappointing and felt that better could have been made of the natural features. I would definitely go back to East Berkshire as it did have a similar feeling to Wentworth with its nice heather and Berkshire feeling to it. All in all a good course and very friendly pro shop.
Played here midweek April 07 (£22 using a county card).
Very good course that looks & feels classy.Visually impressive holes due to it's tree lined nature,gorse & heather,good rivetted bunkering & general overall presentation.Similar in some respects to some of the top Surrey courses.
Easy walking & the greens tended to be longer than they are wide.Probably 1 or 2 more fairway divots than i was expecting for a course of this quality but speaking to a member the course peaks from May onwards & a couple of the par 3s were a bit average considering it's setting but this really is very minor nitpicking.
This would be an ideal 36 hole society venue &
anyone who plays here shouldn't come away disappointed.
First class golf course and club house.
Our golf society have been playing this course for over 27 years and apart from 1 or 2 days lost to the weather have enjoyed it every time.
Without doubt one of the finest courses in the south east. A must play course for all standards of golfers.
If the three main criteria for a good golf course are: challenge, condition and aesthetic then E. Berks is right up there among the best. My biggest hole tally for a day came here (60). The springy ground means you're less tired at the end than you'd expect and the layout definitely keeps you interested mostly tree-lined and quite tight).
There's only one par five (11th) but every hole needs thinking through if you're to score well. Invariably beautifully kept, with a membership that's pretty assiduous in the divots replaced, pitchmarks repaired departments.
There used to be a sign on the tenth tee that told players they should have taken no longer than an hour and three quarters to get to that point so you can imagine that 4+ hour rounds are something that members have heard rumour of but certainly don't happen at E. Berks thank you very much.
This is one of the best pay and play courses I have yet found . The holes are well laid out and a good test of your golfing skills in addtion to being set in nice surroundings .The course appears to favour a golfer with a left to right fade and demands good iron shots and putting.
Only problem is paly at the weekend can be restricted .
East Berks Golf Club is one of the few hidden gems left in this area. A traditional members club, due to celebrate it's centenary in 2002, this course should be on the intinerary of any keen golfer visiting this area.
East Berks is not a long course, but it's SSS of 70 against a par of 69 suggests it's no push over. It's difficulty is due to the tight tree lined fairways, and long par 4's. The course is often used for top amateur events and is home to the 'Berkshire Stag', once won by Sandy Lyle.
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