34 reviews of Hampton Court Palace Golf Club
Play here regularly but never again. The course is going downhill fast. It's like a public course. The poor members must be very disappointed with Crown Golf.
Seen people drinking beers on the course, driving buggies into trees. Always super busy and greens are awful. No thanks HCGC.
What a stunning course! Its a true test of golf. I started my round at Hampton court palace with low expectations but boy was I wrong. The course keeps you guessing the whole way round and punishes you when you don't think! Course management is the key to a good round at Hampton (I will be aware of this for next time as I made a few wrong choices on the front 9) The greens are lovely the rough is tough and the fairways run and run add the deer to this and it truly is a unique experience in London! if you are looking for a great round in Surry look no further....
Great location, just over kingston bridge and into a royal park. The settings are unique and the course is enjoyable and rewards good golf. A course unlike any other in surrey with its links stlye set up. I would recommened to anyone looking for a different style of course.
Played there last week, fantastic course. well cared for greens and fairways with lovely scenic views. The course is laid out with clear views in mind and some challenging but achievable mid length shots as well as some awesome drives. Final compliment is the bar staff and the restaurant are very comfortable with a great atmosphere topped off with helpful friendly staff.
Played on 25/06/14 in a 4 ball, it was our first time at Hampton Court and had read some good and bad reviews before playing.
We where met at the Clubhouse by a senior member of staff who assisted us with QA's that we had.
We new after reading up that this course was not going to be the easy but we took the course in our stride, course management is key to this course.
You have to be straight so don't think about using your driver all the time.
The greens where in tip top condition along with the bunkers.
A great day was had by all, this is one course you should try.
Great value for money, great clubhouse with lovely food and great service.
With play here again
had the pleasure of playing this great course in a 4 ball this week,fantastic layout with some tricky holes,greens are delight to putt on.i play off 17 & managed 32 points only losing 2 balls.staff are all very friendly & helpful will definatly be visiting again.a great day was had by all
A most enjoyable day on this very well kept course, each hole was sign posted for ease of players to find the next Tee, the rough was tough to get out of, lesson learnt do not go in it. The Tee's were in good condition fairly level on the whole, fairways were excellent, and the greens were awesome unlike a lot of courses they were roughly the same as the practice green. The bar staff and the prices were very good.
What the last person who wrote his review was doing that day heaven only knows. I lost a few balls, found a few ball, my fault I lost them not the course.
Played on 10 June 2014 - the worst course I have EVER played - and that includes a lot of 'municipal' courses. The worst £44 I have ever spent on green fees. Fairways looked like they hadn't been cut for a week. Rough was RIDICULOUS!! Narrow fairways (if you could reach them over the rough in front of all the tees) - I play off 22 and lost 12 balls in the stupid rough. Flat, boring and PENAL, STUPID ROUGH. Anything not dead straight off the tee - play another ball, your first one is lost!
Value for money - 0/10 (£10 would be a fair price)
Interest value - 0/10
Overall Enjoyment - 0/10
At the end of a long, hard round we went for a drink - be warned - a pint of shandy is charged as a pint of bitter - £3.60.
There are THOUSANDS of golf clubs who charge less, and offer a much better experience than Hampton Court. Go there - leave this strange place alone.
I played this course a few times before joining (early part of the year) and although I liked it - due to being so flat did seem a bit dull.
However, now all the tree's and bushes are in full bloom, and the rough really come up the fairways are far narrower and they keep it in very very good condition. With the backdrop of the palace, fountains and deer it is a nice place to be and from the 13-18th the fairways are rippled and it feels very 'linksy'.
Due to being so flat you do miss that bit that I really like about golf where you stand on a nice elevated tee with a driver in your hand with the hole all laid out in front/below you to give it a good smack!
At this time of year it plays probably 2/3 shots harder than your handicap - so anyone calling it boring must just smack it down the middle every time and play off scratch so well done to you....
The food in the clubhouse is very good and cheap, pro shop/staff very friendly.
I wouldn't pay the full weekend/summer green fee's but if you get a good deal via other means then definitely a good place to visit.
Played in March 2013. Nice deer. That's it!
A really weird course. In bits it sort of seems like an American course in the grounds of a British stately home. Horrible and artificial in parts, except of course for the deer!
Very flat. Flattest course I've ever seen or played. To be honest I don't know who gave such great reviews below on this course. It has got to be the blandest golf course I've ever seen. Dull, dull, dull. Uninspiring. Only good thing about it was all the deer wondering around. If you're serious about your golf, I'd give this one a miss. No character whatsoever. I've played a few crown golf courses, I always find their greens very bobbly. Won't be back unless they spice up the course. Honestly if it wasn't for the Deer roaming around I would have fallen asleep. Boring!
I thought the course was a really good challenge (20+ handicap), but very enjoyable at the same time.
The greens were in great condition, the rough was punishing, and the course generally stood up well to the cold and rain that we played through.
I'd highly recommend it, and I'll definitely be back myself.
Challenging, great backdrop and really enjoyable.
Would recommend for someone who wants to play something other than the stock-standard "parkland" golf course.
Played this course with a pal today - got a reasonable deal on price and, thought the course looked busy, we had no real delays getting round. Courteous staff in the pro shop - always a nice start. Two putting greens before the first tee, both in good condition.
The course itself is lovely - very linksy in places which makes a nice change from all the parkland courses local to me (Surrey). A lot of the holes are quite similar (especially the par 4s - of which there are a lot), but all of them have something to make you think. Was particularly impressed with the 7th - where you've to hit your approach through two tall trees guarding the green - that was a really nice touch.
Rough wasn't too bad at all - though I could imagine it would be brutal in mid summer if not cut back for a couple of months.
All in all, a very enjoyable experience - I'll definitely be back.
We visited on a cold November morning and found a warm welcome and a course in very reasonable condition after a long dry summer. Autumn grass growth had restored fairways and approaches and the greens were as fast as any Ive played on this year. In the summer the rough can be penal, but was OK on our day. The layout beside the Thames is essentially flattish, but with lots of swales, ridges, dry ditches, small banks and strategic trademark Willie Park bunkering. Some back nine holes, eg. 13th, 15th are linksy. With the Long Water alongside the 14th they can claim the longest lateral water hazard in the country. The par 3s are all well defended by bunkers and at 199 yards off the yellows, the 12th is long enough for most people.
Add the herds of fallow and roe deer, close encounters with Hampton Court palace and you have a golf course of easy walking, decent shot making and some charm. The park commissioners forbid groundworks so the course has a natural look and feel. Fans of Tom Simpson courses may be bored, but fans of Herbert Fowler wont be. Look out for their 2for1 offers.
Yellow tees 6208 yds, par 71, SSS 70. Red tees 5529 yds, par71, SSS 72.
I have played numerous crown golf courses such as pine ridge, pyrford and traditions, all of which i have been pleased/impressed withy. However, i played Hampton Court Palace today and it is possibly the worst course i have ever played. The fairways were almost bare mud, and the green were very bouncy. The only things i was pleased with are the tee box condition and the driving range. I lost interest very quickly which annoyed me greatly as i had very high expectations for the course. And at £46 per round it was disgraceful, i think the name of HAMPTON COURT has got to crown golf's heads.
Was very impressed by the course. I live in Kingston but have always opted to play elsewhere because i had the impression that the course would be flat and boring, however it was the the complete opposite. Its very much a links style course with bunkers positioned everywhere if your not straight. Some of the holes are extremely picturesque with the deer wandering across the fairway. Will definitely be playing here more regularly, especially as its 5 mins from my flat!
Played here on a Monday afternoon October 07 (£20 using the Daily Telegraph Open Fairways card).
Well conditioned but ultimately fairly bland course that i wouldn't want to play again.I think this used to be known as "Home Park G.C."
The course is in detached ,pleasant & peaceful surroundings .There are lots of deer wandering around which add to the ambience .
I was quite encouraged early on & quite liked the design & lay out of the front 9 holes .However, as the course went on the holes became tedious.
The greens were excellent & the fairways had good grass coverage although on the day we played there was no edge of fairway definition .The primary rough was extremely heavy & deep, which involved a lot of traipsing around if you went in it.As well , there is a slight linksy feel here (greenside grassy knolls etc.).
The course could do with 1 or 2 more par 3's as it only has 3 (2 of which i'm struggling to remember)& only 1 in the first 11 holes.
Yet again ,we were told that the course wasn't particularly busy when i phoned the pro shop one & a half hours before play only to find that this wasn't actually the case.A steady paced front 9 turned into a waiting on every shot back 9, sometimes with 3 groups on a hole to the extent that we walked in near the end due to poor light.This was on an October Monday afternoon, with no societies or members competitions.
I thought this course was overpriced ,even at the 50% off £20 2 FORE 1 rate.
Played this course as part of a society on the 18/4/07. I live down the road from the course and was impressed by the size of the course hidden behind the thames. Although the course isn't very long the condition was good and still made for a good round. It is fairly easy to play to h/c here if avoiding the rough but still a great round. I love all the deer on the course that were very tame and don't even move when playing a shot right near them throw in a few great views of Hampton court palace and you have a very pleasant round.
Played this course in between Christmas and New Year for our yearly competition. We thought the overall setting the couse was nice but every hole just seemed to look the same sadly and as the round went on we all became a bit bored of the course. It needed a few holes with some water to make it more interesting and a bit more challenging. The greens were quite quick but very bobbly due the amount of deer on the course that walk all over the greens which made it dificult to putt. We just felt that it could have been a bit more interesting for a Parkland Course. Clubhouse was nice and staff were friendly but would not rush back to play this one.
Its an ok course and pretty open. Nice views of Hampton Court and plenty of deer on fairway give it a pleasant feel. Rough is testing but in September was ok to find. Greeens good and consistent and pleasant clubhouse / pro shop. Paid £41.50 midweek, not the best value.
A great course, very challenging if you stray off the beaten path though with punishing rough and a host of well placed bunkers. One point to note though, some of the members don't seem at all pleased to see visitors. The charming gent behind us asked us to play faster even though we weren't holding them up (us a fourball in front of their three), complained to the marshall, and then when we were waiting for the group in front, teed off as one of us was playing...not a nice experience at £62 a round!!!
I am a member at Hampton Court and therefore a regular purchaser of golf balls. The course plays very tough May to July when the rough is severe. The greens this year were poor until mid april, however, have since improved dramatically and the course is in great nick at the moment. The bunkers are what you'd expect on a links style course often deep, (especially on the par 3's) and slightly unkept (You get a free drop out of deer hoof prints). Best time to play is Thursday afternoons, staff, bar and changing facilities are excellent. All welcome just bring your clubs that hit the straightest.
We played 36 holes at Hampton yesterday, and I'm pleased to say we thoroghly enjoyed it.
The course could have been in better condition but the pro was apologetic before we paid as they had been doing essential spring work on the greens. In fairness, it wasn't nearly as bad as we expected.
It's a lovely course.. very challenging, and the rough does punish you. In 36 holes, I didn't lose a single ball and believe me, I founf the rough often!!
The deer are an unusual hazzard and unbelievably timid. The staff and the members were all very friendly, and they did us a deal on the cost so it was excellent value for money. Would love to play this course again, and i expect we'll be back in the summer
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