7 reviews of Ferndown Forest Golf Club
We have been a member for some time and to see what Steve and his team have done over the past years has been stunning.i am disabled and the care and respect shown to all at this club should be followed by other clubs especially for disabled people.four words some this course up Great,clean,maintained and most of all friendly .well done
The Golf Course was taken over in early 2012, it has undergone a transformation and although it is still short, it now boasts very good greens and is is a good general condition. The plans looking forward look very promising and would certainly recommend this course to someone looking for a short flat course.
Short course that plays longer than its yardage suggests as most of the small greens are well protected.
Strange course - quite enjoyed the round, paying only £11 it was good value - however full price is £19 and that is too much for this course. We were playing off mats.
Course is in quite tatty condition, and greens were poor - however I doubt I have ever putted so well (go figure). First few holes were poor, particularly hole 2 with a green right at the end of the driving range. The driving range is poorly netted and not long so the green and surround area was littered with balls. Lots of lost branded balls seem to find their way into the driving range buckets which means that if you keep your eyes peeled you will find a lot titleist and Srixon balls (my partner and I found 11 balls during our round!)After the dodgy first few holes the course does improve but it does feel as though they've really crammed the holes in and at times your walking back up the preceeding fairway for your next tee shot.
One Par 3 has a hedge in front of the tee which means the flag and green can't be seen. Why they've done this is beyond me, it looks peculiar, particularly as the green is quite well protected in any case.
The driving range is quite poor with tatty mats and only 1 tee per bay which was luck whether it was tall enough for your driver or short enough for your other clubs. Strange clientele - most on the range seem to be drinking pints whilst practicing.
Good selection of beers in the club house which has a pub feel to it.
Played last week with a society fantastic deal nice friendy staff course in great condition bit on the short side for a couple of our big hitters but suited me nice and flat plenty of hazards ,would book again when next in the area Stayed in the Bridge House City Lodge 5 mins. away.
Played Ferdown Forest last weekend with a few friends down from London for the week. We are all very average golfers 20-28 handicap. Found the course very short (verging on pitch and putt) That said the greens were pretty good and the course fairly pleasent. Not the best course i have played but far from the worst good for practising your short game bad for hitting your driver. Oh forgot to mention good clubhouse and food.
If you have a gripe with the club then take it up with them directly - please don't use this facility for airing grievances!.
I think the above request sums up why there are so few player reports.
How the owner of this place thinks it is a 'golf course' is a mystery.
The day I went it was exceedingly wet and most fairways had "occasional water". However, the greens were very good and true. A very short course which will help improve the short game. The 16th hole seems to have disappeared and been replaced by a temporary short par 3. Not overly challenging though, but for a £10 green fee who cares.
Will probably visit again once the weather improves.
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