Great Salterns Golf Course

Great Salterns Golf Course, Portsmouth, South East, England, PO3 5HH

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12 reviews of Great Salterns Golf Course

First time for twenty years or so that I've played here and it's still much the same. The politest way I can think to describe it is 'no frills' golf. It doesn't offend in any way but doesn't do anything exciting either.

It's probably about the most straight forward course you're ever likely to come across and for that reason has always had a good reputation as a beginners course. That's absolutely fair comment but beginners shouldn't be put off the game by thinking this is as good as it gets.

Still, as the first 'full size' course I ever played many moons ago I still have a bit of a soft spot for it and I know I'm not the only one.

Posted by PAULIEG on 14/01/2012
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good course and good greens in the summer.this course suffers in the winter or when it rains alot. short and easy to shoot under your handicap. good value for money

Posted by Tom Scott on 28/06/2010
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July 2007, and a first time visit to Great Salterns..what a pleasant surprise. Being a Muni, I expected the worst, but I was slotted in between more singletons and had a very pleasant round indeed. The course is as flat as a pancake and I felt a little embarrased with my electric trolley, but I do carry the kitchen sink. Although flat, no-where is it boring and even the short par 4's have stings up their sleeve like ditches just in front of the greens and the like. All in all, a lovely little course that whilst intended for all and everyone, will certainly test even the lowest handicapper..........and the greens, well they wouldn'y have been out of place on the best members club around.....well done all at Great Salterns

Posted by David Thomas on 16/07/2007
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I am a regular to great saltens golf course as i have a season ticket. The course is very enjoyable when play is steady and you dont have to wait 5 minutes on the tee. Ive played there many times and my game is not on form so i recently booked a lesson for this sunday with a bloke called terry who is amazing. The hardest hole i think and according to the stroke index is 7 as it can destroy your round if the tee shot goes wrong. My favourite holes are 1,8 and 18 as they are enjoayble holes when you play them well. Overall saltens is a good course but there are problems with teenagers who dont care for the game and just muck about.

Posted by Shane Wright on 11/11/2005
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First time I played this course friday .Just turned up and was able to get on without booking.Good cheap course with some nice holes.Started off without too much pressure but by the ninth we had caught up with several slow groups and it started to get a bit slow.Having said that I found the course very forgiving and if you have recentley not been playing very well this course is ideal for getting your confidence back

Posted by Andrew Harris on 20/07/2005
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- This course is very legendary because most holes on this course gives u a birdie chance or maybe an eagle,
- The 7th hole has got to be the hardest hole on the course thats if ur long enough to go over the trees.
- The 13th hole has got to be the hole in golf all u have to do is smash a 3-wood shot off the green then putt or chip in.
- This course suits a 28-8 Handicapper if lower should be at a harder course.

Posted by Samuel James on 02/12/2002
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As a beginner to golf, I was looking to start on a course that was challenging yet was fair to beginners.
Great Salterns has been the perfect place for me in the three trips I have made to the course thus far.
Paying eleven pound to use the course is to me a bargain, from the time you start, right thourgh to the finish, you always feel happy to be there.
Also a great view of portsdown hill from the course always makes it a scenic course.
My only concerns with the course is the fairway's, [sometimes I don't know if i'm on it on if I am in the rough.]
Also water in divots that have been left behind and not been replaced after use is frustrating.
Also I would like to be sure that any young teenagers on the course are aware of the playing thourgh rule, so as to not hold players behind up.
In all a great day out and a good day's game of golf

Posted by kurt scanlan on 27/11/2002
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Good course short but challenging good for medium to high handicappers all enjoy i have been playing there for 3 years now

Posted by John Whiteaway on 25/08/2002
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Just started playing in April 2002. I have played this course a few times and always look forward to it. The only problem is that the course and the experience is spoilt by what I can only assume is the greed of the course owners. the tee times are to close together (6mins appart) this causes big conjestion at most times. I have stood on the first tee with several other people and have then had to queue on most tees. You then get idiots that tee off whilst you are in range and on the fairway trying to take your shot. They also seem to have a lack of speach and fail to even shout "FORE". Salterns need to short their tee times out and police the course much better. The chance of being hit is compounded by some poorly protect tees and fairways. This is such a shame because as a golf course it is pleasent and a good challange. No dress code which makes it feel like a pitch and putt course, but, if this is your thing then try it out. It is also good value for money and the greens are in good condition but suffer from a lack of pitch mark repairing. If you want a more relaxed golfing atmosphere and in my mind a more challanging course try Crookhorn which is 10/20 mins drive.

Posted by Andy Dean on 22/07/2002
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An extreamly good municiple, mostly par 4's some extreamly hard, the 7th. A good proportion are however not impossible to par, (always good for your confidence). The water becomes interesting on the back 7 and the 18th is a joy to finish on, providing you hit the green. As a municiple it is relativly cheap, especially with student ID but it does get busy, even in November!!

Posted by Dick Hughes on 29/11/1999
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As a complete beginner I found this course a pleasure to play, there are some pretty scary water "jumps" (12 & 18) but even a novice like myself managed to get over the mental barrier that water seems to have, the greens are in tip top condition, but not everyone repairs pitch marks, altogether a great municiple course, I'll be back.

Posted by peter@nicholls88.freeserve.co.uk on 24/08/1999
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Gt. Salterns is a very flat course,relatively short by today's standards.But for a municipal the greens are excellant.It does suffer from poor drainage in very wet weather,but all this said it is an enjoyable course to play.The wind always seems to be against you.\r\nThe 7th although a par 4 is 3 shots to the green for most people.The 13th & 18th are played over water.\r\nIf your game is off you can always watch the yachts when the tide is in,whilst playing the 12th & 13th.

Posted by John Cartlidge on 13/05/1999
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