11 reviews of Gillingham Golf Club Ltd.
played Gillingham gc 14/1/2011 and was quite impressed with the course although a short course, but found the trees made it difficult to play. greens rolled nice but did have some patches on them. will play again there in summer hopefully
Played Gillingham on Friday 30th April 2010 and found the members very non welcoming and unfriendly. While playing the course the pro and his pupil were hitting balls onto the 15th fairway, and when one of our society members approached to look for his ball the pro told him to move away, how bloody rude! The greens were in very poor condition and no green held its line, I will very much dought if we as a society will go there again. The impression the members and the club gave was that the society was an tolerated and not welcome. I would seriously think about paying good money to play this very short course. Very nice club house.
Having played this course with a society of 14 golfers on 30th april i must say how disappointed i was with the state of every green on the course. Playing as a 4-ball i can honestly say there was not one smooth rolling putt hit all day by any players in my group and as it turns out every other member of the society had the same grievance . But the biggest problem we encountered was the pro was holding a lesson along side the 15th fairway and his pupil was hitting balls across the fairway as are game was in progress leaving practice balls all over the place and when one of are members lost a ball near to this area he told are member to hurry up and move on. we all thought this was well out of order of a so called pro who was not very welcoming and as a golfer who loves playing the game i would NEVER recommend this golf course to any body ! When paying the bill for the day the club did apologise for the state of sum of the greens because all there equipment had broken down. But it was every green.
Gillingham Golf club must surely be one of, if not the, best kept secrets in Kent. Even at the time of writing (March 2009)the greens are in superb condition. The course although relatively short, is guarded by well placed trees, bunkers and tight fairways that make it a test for all handicaps. Many of the greens are small: a remnant of the original 1919 lay out designed by James Braid. The newer greens are larger and have subtle burrows that can be a test for even the most adept putters. The staff are welcoming and the catering is provided by enthusiastic staff and of a very high standard. The green fees are reasonable, the members approachable and the staff as helpful as any course I have played. This combined with a little gem of a parkland course makes it a must do for any spring golfer. A word of warning! If the wind blows be prepared for a high score.
playing again at Gillingham after 15 years, I was impressed by the improvement to the course, the course now is much more deceptive and careful choice of club is necessary otherwise shots are lost getting out of the rough. A real test to golfing skills if its a windy day, an enjoyable round topped off with an hole in one, albeit on a temporary green. The food in the restaurant was good and value for money.
As a member of Gillingham Golf Club for the last four years,i would like to inform newcomers,that the course is not as easy as some people make it out to be.The fairways are not very wide,so you need to be hitting them every time or be prepared to take your medicine,because the fairtrees,large or small are not very forgiving.The greens are amongst the best in the county.A warm wellcome will always be on offer to you,from the time you enter the Pro-Shop to the friendly bar staff,(located in the new modern clubhouse) for that well deserved cool drink after playing a superb and challening and well maintain golf course.
Having been a member at this course from the age of 10 until I left the area, thought I'd say the course has changed so much over the previous ten years, if you haven't been here since the club-house was redeveloped, go back. Always played more like a Parkland Links course (due to not particularly receptive greens at the height of summer), and the legendary Par 5 17th has gone meaning a gentler finish.
Must mention that in relation to the dress code, I once got turfed off the course for not wearing knee length socks! Don't believe a word of it...etiquette is very important to some of the more senior members! A good place to play when still a novice.
I have played this course many times. I just love the surrounding area its not as snobbish and elitist as the other courses I have played at. Theres no dress code either so I can even wear my Liverpool shirt as I play. The club house sells cheap hotdogs as well but id prefer a cup of scouse. Anyway the holes are quite small so they reward a more accurate player. And the greens are some of the best ive seen in a non bourgoeis club. It must be all the sun they get down south. I would recomend anyone to go as it is a great experience.
As a member of several years, I feel I should quash the myth that Gillingham is a 'Mickey Mouse' course. Yes, it is short. Through no fault of the club I hasten to add. But you have to be accurate, as the fairways are quite narrow and the conifer trees very unforgiving. We had some serious disease problems on the greens earlier this year, which took some time to cure. Thankfully, due to the diligence of the greenkeeping staff and the patience of most of the members, we seem to be back on track. Gillingham was renowned to have maybe the finest greens in the area. This will soon be the case again I am sure. So come on, don't pass us by. We may not be the most scenic or demanding course, but we represent good value for money and we have a fantastic new clubhouse.
Greens are extremely disappointing. What is the problem?
Gillingham is an attractive course that is in exceptional condition. Even though the par is only 69 it is a very challenging corse as fairways are very tight. As there are 7 par 3's so your short has to be at it's best. The course is short but rewards accuracy as opposed to length. Risking a driver could either result in a very short iron into tjhe green or could just as easily ruin your card. There are no excuses on missed putts as the greens are the best in Kent.
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