Hersham Village Golf Club
Hersham Village Golf Club, Walton On Thames, South East, England, KT12 4RA
01932267666 | Golf course website
10 reviews of Hersham Village Golf Club
For the money you pay it has the best greens around. Only Championship courses have better greens.
The staff are very friendly and it has a superb range onsite. The course is very short (5,000 yards), but for the price you're getting great value.
Decent pro shop with charismatic pro's staffing it. The menu/cook is also great, but only available until 3-45pm, so get in quick!
Played here January ,12 (£12 after 1 ).
Better than i was expecting pay & play course .The front 9 is tree lined & tighter & the back 9 more open .The back 9 holes are the newer holes & have been well designed .
Holes that stood out were the par 3 8th ,over a sleepered brook, the risk/reward short par 4 11th & the longer dogleg par 4 13th.
Easy walking ,fast round (but it is a pay & play ,so that may not always be the case) & decent greens .
No food available in clubhouse at 3.45 , you need hedgehog wheels & there is a nice looking driving range here..
It is a fairly short course but quite scenic (with views of the Thames in places) & all in all i enjoyed playing it.
This is a lovely course if a little short. If you hit the ball straight then this will be pretty easy to hit your best (or one of your best) scores. The start is two short holes with reasonable but not tough bunkering. The front 10 holes are the most picturesque, however people seem to dismiss the 12-16. The 13th has a completely blind drive down the fairway and although not as beautiful as the first 11 holes they are raised and much more open to the elements which leaves players with a different challenge. The 17-18 are a 200+ par 3 and a mid 300 par 4. Again accuracy the key.
I played this course on 16th Dec and it snowed and yet I still managed a round. There were a couple of greens that were a little waterlogged but the fairways were reasonably well drained and the greens played consistently. It took me a while to get used to where to aim as the ball was gripping but in such awful weather I still managed to play my handicap.
I will always go back to Hersham as it is a great course, with friendly staff.
This is a short round, but challenging enough for the likes of us (16-20 hc) playing the course for the first time. The front 9 was the more interesting half, but the back closed with a scenic par 3 and 4 coming home.
The fairways and greens were all in very good shape, even and true throughout the round. Overall it was a very enjoyable and rewarding day, and fairly priced at £25 for visitors playing at about 9.30 on a Saturday.
A few holes were a bit noisy, owing to the proximity to rail and road, but the easy access from London to Hersham rail station is an attractive draw for those not wanting or able to drive.
Short but a tricky start and a pleasant overall experience. However not for the better golfers - my wife comfortably broke 90 for the first time ever and I had my best gross for a long time.
Tried this course in June and think it is a hidden gem. The entrance to the course looks pretty good, the club house is welcoming, the staff and helpful and all in all a good experience.
I struggled in places on the round but once you have played a few rounds I think this would become a relatively easy golf course for low and mid handicappers. The fairways are reasonable wide and the rough is not that punishing.
Have to disagree with the last reviewer about the greens, even after it has rained they looked good and were pretty true. There is the odd bare patch behind the greens (where the trolleys are wheeled round the backs of the greens) and some of the tee boxes on the par 3s have a lot of divet marks but these are minor niggles for a course that costs £25 a round.
The par is 67 and the par 5 is reachable in two however the par 3 are all a reasonable length so there are no gimmes and over the back 9 there is a sunken tree (on the left of the 14th) that cases havoc if you drive into the crater it sits in.
If you drive straight and have good control of the ball then I think you will find this course easy but for those of us who are 18+ handicap it provides a decent test in lovely surroundings for a reasonable price.
Being local, I play this course quite often and consider myself fortunate to have such a great course and club on my doorstep. The golf is good, the course is well maintained (the greens in particular), fabulous value for money (especially on a twilight) and the staff are friendly/helpful.
Whilst not the longest of courses, shots from many of the tees do require either accuracy, to hit a narrow landing area, or thought to gain the perfect "position A". An example is the opening hole, a severe dog-leg right par 4, that requires a good 3/4 iron to open up the approach to the green.
The front 9 takes you through a selection of holes where trees either line most of the fairways or protect the greens before opening out into the second half of the course. The tree-lining isn't too intrusive though and with most holes either punishes a wayward tee shot, or approach shot.
Hole 10 is a challenging, long (approx 190-200 yd par 3. Protected bytrees fown the left and water to the right of the green. In contract Hole 11 is a short par 4 (approx 240yds) that is tempting to drive, despite the protecting ditch running across the end of the fairway.
Holes 12-16 are a little bland in comparison, but does give the golfer an oppourtunity to get the driver out. Think pseudo-links.
Hole 18 is a delightful, straight, longish par 4, lined with trees and as such keeps the concentartion together, especially when a good score is required.
The facilities are fabulous (driving range with automated tees (for right handers, chipping area, putting green, pro-shop and bar). Having a driving range open until 9-10pm ensures the clubhouse stays open and is rarely empty.
For those of you on the London-Waterloo line, Hersham station is 5-10 mins walk and definately worth a visit if you wish to travel by public transport.
All-in-all a real gem of a course. Try it.
Played this course on 15th March and was pleasantly surprised. The course presents a decent enough challenge for high and low handicaps (although only one Par 5) and favours straight drives over long drives as some of the fairways are very tight, greens were in exceptional condition given the amount of rain recently and staff were friendly. The newer holes were of less interest but still enjoyed the round. The £21 fee represents good value compared to other courses in the area.
I have lived in the area for the last 11 years and during the summer months i used to enjoy the odd round at this great little course,for the last 2 months i have been lucky enough to have become a member here.
since joining we have had a lot of rain but the condition of the course for this time of year is fantastic the greens are super and the fairways are well maintained .this is due to the hard work of the green keeping staff,so if you are in the area give the club a go ....you wont be upset.
One of these courses that you keep going back to. NOt the most prominent in the area but a very nice course indeed.Although not far from London you do not feel its presence as you play.
How many courses do you play where the green keeping staff come and ask how you are finding the condition of the courseas you play? Very friendly all round.
Course itself is playing very hard at the moment (as I'm sure many are). We found ourselves running the ball onto greens to hold the putting surface. A few of the greens have problem with pitting and can be quite bobbly.
Course is quite tight, with tree line fairways, until you get to the 12th - 16th. They have a very links like feel to them.
Worth a visit if your not the member of a local club and fancy 18 at the weekend.
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