Foxhills Club and Resort
Foxhills Club and Resort, Ottershaw, South East, England, KT16 0EL
22 reviews of Foxhills Club and Resort
Sixteen of us Stayed Sunday Monday beginning of October. Great all round, accommodation food staff and both golf course but be warned if there’s heavy rain forecast the day you play the greens can become unplayable within hours.
Had a great day out here recently. Played the Hunt course about 10 years ago and what a change.Courses had a soaking the night before from the seasonal rain and thought it would be completely saturate but on the contrary. Nice and dry underfoot for the most part and with the winter in full swing the greens were in super condition.
Will come back soon and play the other course but this place has really pulled its socks up over the years.
Looking forward to the next game.
Played in a charity day and all ought he weather was pretty rubbish the course was immaculate for the time of year.
Fairways and greens were immaculate and the tree lined fairways on the long cross were super.
Will come back and try the other course but well worth a trip.
Lucky enough to play the Longcross Course at Foxhills yesterday and what a treat it was. Despite the recent rain the greens were running quick and true, and the setting was just superb. Lovely tree-lined fairways with dog-legs and fairway bunkering that makes you think off the tee, and then small targets when you approach the greens. The putting surfaces themselves are severely sloped in places - make sure you stay below the hole, especially on 17! Good selection of beers in the bar afterwards and good service throughout. Highly recommended.
Played the Bernard Hunt course on a gorgeous April morning. To be honest the green fee is slightly more than I would normally be willing to pay but as part of a group of three we managed to get a three for two deal (see their website for details - only applies the first time you play there I believe).
On the course the scenery is beautiful. The holes wind their way through tree lined fairways, reminiscent of a mini-Wentworth. Course condition was good throughout. Greens were of a high standard. Course was not too punishing, there are opportunities for good scoring but also a few for the occasional disaster, as I found to my cost!
Off course it all feels a bit corporate. Not like a golf club. More like a spa resort/hotel. Prices in the bar were a bit steep. My advice; stick to the golf and you will be guaranteed and enjoyable game.
Foxhills is a great test of golf...lovely balance to the course with no two holes alike. In great condition, considering the time of the year. This course will provide a tough test for any golfer due to the difficulty of the greens and it seems the green keepers are a bit crafty with the placement of the pins! This all adds to the challenge though...how dull would it be if the game was easy eh?
Booked with yourgolftravel and found the price and service to be excellent. Having spoken to a few friends who have played the course I now know how good my deal was!
I preferred the Longcross but the Bernard Hunt is definitely worth a crack...either way you will get a good test of golf surrounded by pretty scenery. Thoroughly recommended!
Played the Bernard Hunt today,course was in great condition,tee's fairways and greens superb.
resort lovely, food great and staff attentive played on twilight special £30 and one of the best courses i have played.
Both of the 18 hole courses are good, one in the trees the other more hilly/ parkland both pretty tight / tough.
Played as part of a society, quite slow with members trying to jump in.
The evening meal was very good even if a beer in the hotel part was over £4.
All the facilities very good.
The only moan - the course is tricky enough without the greenkeeper placing the pins on steep slopes with no chance of stoping it. Quite pointless on a Friday when you shop be trying to keep people moving.Played the course on 14/8/09 as part of a small society.
The members of staff were very friendly and accomodating and the breakfast on arrival and soup and sandwiches after the round were very good.
What can I say about the course. I am local to the North Notts area and I have been lucky enough to play local gems such as Lindrick, Worksop and Coxmoor fairly regularly. I had always considered Lindrick as the best local course but Sherwood Forest beats it hands down.
It is a difficult course with long carries on a number of holes, tight, tree lined fairways and heavily bunkered fairways and greens. In spite of this the course is an absolute pleasure to play. There are no easy holes and it really does test your game. As soon as you have played it you will want to visit it again.
Superb course, the best inland course I have played (including Gleneagles). Visit it and enjoy!
I have given the course 10 for value for money as we played as part of a package. However I would pay the £55 green fee gladly.
had a great day, played using twilight in summer on the bernard hunt course.
the greens were definitely the most difficult i have ever encountered. loved it!!
great course, well balanced in terms of length, shape of holes and challenge, am going back this summer.
Just back from a two day Sunday/Monday break...hadnt been for for some years and maged to persuade our group of 30 to give it a go.We booked through one of the golfbreak companies and it is just thebest deal ever,circa 140.00 for two rounds,one evening meal and some just stunning rooms,real 5 star quality.
The clubhouse had undergone a revamp and has added a leisure club,not for our boys of course,and a new bar is now at ground level overlooking both 18th holes for both courses,a brilliant setting.
The weather has been awful for weeks now,so underfoot was wet but the surrounding pine trees do soak up quite a bit,the first day quite rightly buggies were banned,we played the Longcross,with no roll on the ball the yellows were still long enough for us,the white and blues would have been a real trudge.Most people wont rank this loop up there in Surrey but I thought it was great,even though I played some rank golf.
After a great long night where we were looked after by super staff we embarked on the Hunt,it is first rate,probably harder than the Longcross,a great mixture of holes with given the condtions great greens,lots of subtle slopes
Have to mention the half way house,a great addition to any course and here they have two
Overall for the money this is about as good as it gets in the UK,they have made huge efforts to put on a venue that other better heeled places should look at and copy 10/10/10...thanks
I first played here in September last year but due to huge cock ups in the catering (we were entertaining six clients) I held off posting a report until we returned. I was right to do so as the on the return all went well!
In September we played the Bernhard Hunt and thoroughly enjoyed it, can't remember anything in particular about it due to above mentioned cock up. I do however remember it being an excellent track.
We have just returned and played the Longcross, this is an excellent course with some fantastic scenary. Two of our fourball said it was the best course they had ever played.
The course is predominantly tree lined with some excellent tunnel effect tees, straightness from the tee is rewarded. Some of the holes are lined with rhododendrons and are quite spectacular. Despite some very wet weather the fairways and greens were in great condition off the fairway and the odd tee box were a bit sodden.
The catering this time was up to scratch, although pricey.
I would definitely recommend, despite the cost.
Played Longcross course yesterday. Despite heavy rain over the past week, course was in great shape, if a little damp, which only served to lengthen it. Greens were without fault; slick, true and consistent. Lovely parkland course - tree-lined fairways, trees in bloom. Many tight drives, with irons being used on many. Tough, fair challenge. If the weather is nice and you have time - enjoy the facilities on offer for practice, leisure (tennis, pool and gym on site). Bar / restaurant has terrace and rooftop terrace overlooking course. Pro-shop well stocked.
i did a friday/saturday golfbreak to foxhills on a recommendation. we played both courses.
The longcross is undergoing a lot of work and the course is in an awful state to be honest. it's just about playable but has scarred fairways throughout and a hole is currently not playable so one has been split into 2 holes - far from ideal
The Bernard Hunt is a very nice course and great value and a a good challenge for all handicappers.
unfortunately our party of 8 all found the staff inept and extremely rude. my mattress was broken and when i asked for a refund they looked at me as if i was lying.
The staff throughout were very ill-mannered and badly trained.
This detracted badly from the experience considering the layout and facilities are good
Just had a two round break at foxhills playing the longcross then the bernerd hunt, both excellent tracks, scenic, challenging and different. Even in off season no winter greens in play and temporary tees were not mats and were a mixture of whites red and near yellows. Recommend a visit, excellent facilities and friendly staff, as good as it gets within M25 for upper end course under £120.
I played the Longcross course in Sept 2005. This has to be one of the nicest courses in the area. Very tight in parts as I expected but does loosen it's grip on you (slightly) as you get past the first 6 - 8 holes.
I really enjoyed the whole experience - excellent course in superb condition + facilities all round.
Foxhills is a real treat considering how close it is to the M25. As you drive through the gates you soon realise this is no ordinary course. Lovely facilities and grounds really set an air of expectation for the golf. We played the Longcross and it was in excellent condition and a real test. Tight tree lined fairways and lovely greens make this a very challenging course. We paid £37.50 each with their own 241 offer, which was good all round value for money. Recommended!
Played 36 holes today. Really enjoyable in nice sunny weather. The courses were in great condition. Played the benard Hunt in the morning and it was a long course where long drives were needed to hit par four the greens in two. The Longcross was completely different in that only hit driver on two of the par fours. the rest a four wood was sufficient. The three memories I will have of the resort are:
1) The greens are diffciult and in great condition.
2) The stunning design of some of the holes especially some of the par 3s and also the 10 hole on the hunt course and also one of the par 5s on the Longcross (i think the 14th).
3) how tired i was after playing 36 holes - having a buggy for the second 18 definitely helps...
awesome course - never played better, not as long or as tricky as I'd been led to believe. Great value for £17.50 (2-FORE!-1)
Just to add to my comments below......
Played here again yesterday using the "2 fore 1" voucher scheme (which Foxhills have only recently started accepting) and played 18 holes on the Longcross course for £17.50!! An absolute bargain and if I was off work today would be their playing again!!If anyone can find better value for money than this, please let me know! Bearing in mind we are now in November, the course was in beautiful condition with fairways better than most other courses have in June/July!!
Now if only I could get my head around this putting lark!
Played here for the first time yesterday in a Society day and even though I was teamed up with 3 complete beginners and was looking for at least two golf balls on every hole it didnt take away my enjoyment of the courses. Played the Longcross course in the morning and like previous reports state, a very tight, wooded 18 holes where the premium is on straight driving rather than out and out power. Very enjoyable and some lovely holes.
In the afternoon we played the Bernard Hunt course (although we only played the front nine) and once again, previous reports are spot on regarding it being a little more open and longer. Some lovely holes again, with a couple of very tricky par 3's where if you make par you will feel like you have just made birdie. I would recommend these courses if you are in the area, but as nice as they are I feel that £70 for a days play is a little steep for a day ticket.
Foxhill's demonstrates all that is great about golf in Surrey. The pro-shop is well equipped and has demo clubs available. The clubhouse is pleasant with good food.
What really makes the club however is the courses. Longcross reminds me of the Edinburgh at Wentworth and it is played through the pines and uses subtlety and tightness rather than length as it's main protection. Beautiful course.
The Bernard Hunt is different in that it far more open in general than the Longcross but is longer. Some of the holes are very difficult indeed and the Par 5 7th is as harder a 500 yd hole as your will find anywhere. Some lovely driving holes where the tee is way above the fairway mos notably the 10th.
Both courses were immaculate with great true greens.
The complex is expensive but arguably worth it particularily if your take a day ticket and play both courses.
For me, Foxhills has to be one of the finest golf set-ups in England. The Chertsey course (or Bernard Hunt as it is now known)offers a stern (and lengthy) test of one's ability off the tee. The stretch from 3rd through to 12th (via the welcome halfway house) is one of the most enjoyable and civilised run of holes imaginable. The course is long and tough, set in a mixture of wonderful woodland, and is one you will never tire of. An absolute joy.
The Longcross also provides a stiff test of straight driving. Slightly tighter than the Chertsey, the course weaves its way off through a labyrinth of tree lined fairways. Memorable holes are the par 5 14th where a taxi fare is advisable to get you from tee to green, and the combined 18th which returns you to the superb clubhouse and pro-shop complex.
A day at Foxhills is one any keen golfer owes to himself.
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