9 reviews of Heyrose Golf Club
I have just played Heyrose Golf Club and I must say the course is in exceptionally good condition. I see from previous reviews that there may have been problems over a year ago, but now the greens are fantastic! Really quick. I found the sixteenth hole a real challenge being a long par 3. You have to take your shot from the tee on top of the hill down a narrow valley guarded by a river on the left an trees on the right. I still got my par even though it was a tricky put on the Mckenzie green.The rest of the course is very well presented and the staff in the proshop and clubhouse were really helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. i can thoroughly recommend Heyrose.
I played the course on a sunny day in June 2013. When I last played here in 2005 the rough was so bad and long that I lost countless golf balls. It was basically fairway and then 'jungle like rough'. I'm pleased to say someone has had the sense to cut all this rough down and the course looked very good. Now onto the greens, they are probably the slowest I have ever played on, I didn't get the ball to the hole for the first 5 holes, they are shocking, even chip shots round the greens just stop with no 'run out'. For a course that has built USGA greens that are the norm' everywhere there really is no excuse to have them this slow, most of my shots were lost on the greens, other local courses that I have played in the area have superb greens so it can't be the weather it's obviously a local problem. Well presented track other than this and the only other criticism would be that it's a driver off of most of the tees, not the greatest variety. Could be so much better but probably just content to bob on and take as many green fees as they can. Worth a visit but take the heaviest putter you've got and add several layers of lead tape to it!
The course really has gone rapidly downhill, lots of the greens are now full of disease and I believe the members have had some of their fees refunded. Sadly this is what happens if you have owners who don't know anything about golf, they just try and pack the course out with too many people chasing the money.
Some good holes but a lot of very average ones thrown in and a lot of holes suffer from having pylons and electricity cables crossing the fairways, quite off putting in the rain when there is a 'crackle' overhead when you're trying to hit a shot.
Didn't find the clubhouse or pro shop very friendly and the food was poor at best. Used to be a good track 10 years ago but sadly a prime example of a club that has been left to go downhill.
Played July 2011.
2 quite different nine holes.
I am loathed to criticise any golf course especially a 'newish' one that good people have spent time and money developing but the first 9 sent me to sleep. Quite unimaginative shaping of holes and poor use of course boundaries, rough and bunkering to add interest and difficulty.
Second 9 is an immediate improvement with more undulations in the ground which inevitably creates much more interest. The greens are better protected and good water hazards add to the experience.
Greens are excellent throughout. Fairways, tees and bunkers were also excellent.
Positives - Good for Society golf day.. generous fairways, you can't possibly lose a ball.. good greens.. good closing holes.
Negatives - Unimaginative first 9.. lacked a bit of soul.
Played on our society day 4th june 2010, course, food, staff great, the greens were excellent considering the dry spell, some very interesting holes, the signature 16th superb!
Just one word of warning leave your clubs where you can see them preferably on the patio in front of club bar, we had 3 cars broken into and 6 sets of clubs stolen spoiled a great day...
im a member at heyrose golf club and sandiway.. the greens at heyrose are the best ive seen for this time of year and as for the pro shop i dont know what that guy below is on about because the pro shop is part of a titleist custom fitting program and also a main dealership of benross and full of good quality items at very reasonable prices... holes to look out for our ...
1st... short par 3 but danger all around.. out of bounds left with a running stream and o.b tightly behind the green bunkers surrounding and red stakes right
13th... short par 5 which is reachable in two with a good drive although it would take a very good second shot over the pond and if not pulled off a par 5 is unlikely
16th... very long par 3 with trouble everywhere just like the 1st many people need driver off this demanding hole
17th and 18th our two easy birdie holes to make up for the hard holes before
Played this course on a wet Sunday afternoon as a small society (9). First impressions were good; course is well signposted from the main road, and is very close to the motorway making it one of the most accessible we've played. On arrival there was coffee waiting for us & the friendly kitchen staff were on-hand to rustle up a couple of breakfasts. So far so good.
The course was above average, the greens very good, the rough however looked like it required a little TLC in places. Notible holes to look out for;
4th - Dogleg right with OOB down the left, the hole can be cut short with a drive over the trees.
13th - Dogleg right Par 5 with a pond in front of the green.
16th - Long par 3 within enclosed wooded area.
The clubhouse wasn't the frendliest we've encountered, a presentation was going on which meant shutters were pulled over so to separate the members, which was deemed a bit rude by the majority of us. At this point we couldn't get to the bar!
All in all a decent day out, there are however better courses in the local vacinity.
A very nice course was the general consensus amongst our society. We played it on 20th August on a rather wet day but the greens were superb and very consistent. The tees and fairways were in good condition as was the rough.
Now the negative bit. The shop was a bit lacking and the meal they gave us was very poor considering the money they had out of us. The course is very flat and a little on the featureless side with the exception of one or two holes (namely the long par 3 that the other chap mentioned below). It could do with some more bunkers both round the greens and in driving range on the fairways.
Just to help you out a bit if you play it, there is trouble at the back of almost all the greens so it's worth looking for the yardage indicators (which are very hard to see unless you happen to step on them).
an ever improving course, which involves a lot of thinking to shoot a good score. The new greens and driving range are superb. The 235 par 3 is a real test
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