17 reviews of Hindhead Golf Club
Played here on the weekend and have to say it is one of the best in Surrey. The condition was excellent, the views across the countryside were fantastic and I'd come back to play in a heartbeat.
The greens are pretty famous round here and their reputation is justified as some of the quickest you'll ever play. On some holes if you find yourself above the flag you'll be breathing on your putt and hoping it hits the hole. It is great fun and very enjoyable to play.
My favourite holes were the drive on 17 which is a high draw onto a sloping fairway with a green sloping away from you for the approach. Also really enjoyed the 9th which is a long climbing par-4 where you ideally need a high approach into a green sat well above the fairway with a large bunker short and right (where my ball ended up!).
Well recommended, worth a game for sure.
A first rate course in every respect. Whilst the front nine is quite rightly often considered to be up there with the very best, the back nine sometimes is, in my opinion, somewhat unfairly dismissed.
Not a course which pretends to be suitable for beginners but one were a good golfer can post a very good score.
Well work the trip.
Top course up there with the other Surrey greats, fantastic views, slick greens and very well kept. Club house food etc. V Good. Quite hilly, 36 holes will test your fitness. Difficult to pick fault, perhaps a couple of short par 3s and a short par 4 could be described as weak. This is not an easy course, lots of heather, firm greens that slope down front to back and tricky to stop. On a par with Hankley Common, which does not have the views, but perhaps Hankley edges it on overall test/ fewer weak holes.
Played the course last week and have to say this is a real hidden gem. For those who haven't played it I can't recommend it enough. The course is split into two different nines and each hole is very different.
The course requires excellent course management and thanks to the great greens there are very good birdie opportunities if you can putt well.
The clubhouse and food was good and the members were very welcoming. I will be heading back as soon as I can. If you are thinking my review is a little too positive, it's because I played to my handicap - something I rarely do now!
Having played the course today after a ten year gap was suitably impressed. Read the previous reports and checked the courses 'ranking' 54th in England. Take out links courses, and pro tournament venues this course should be in Englands top ten.
As for the breakfast no1. Expensive but top notch.
I was lucky enough to play this course as a courtesy round given to my home club. The course is a good test for all levels of golfer and is a delight to play. The front nine is visually stunning and rewards aggressive play. The whole cours was in excellent condition and lives up to it's reputation as one of the finest in the country. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the half way house is worth a visit on it's own. I would recommend this course to all serious golfers.
Played here midweek March 06 (£30 using a County Card )
A classic treelined heath & heather beauty thats on a par with the best in Surrey ( Woking etc.).
Straight away it feels classy .The front 9 winds it's way through two valleys with steep banks of trees & there are several dramatic elevated tee shots .The back 9 is more easy walking .
Individually, each hole on the course is visually impressive .It's quite a physically demanding course & the 18th is one of the toughest par 4 finishing holes that i've played .
The course was well maintained & the greens were immaculate ( the best i've seen this winter )& very quick .
Anyone who plays here won't come away disappointed.
Hindhead is two very different nines but they add up to one excellent round of golf.
The course is laid out over some spectacular and very intriguing golfing topography. The front nine plays largely in and around the bottom of two valleys, whereas the back nine runs around a ridge area on higher ground.
The strength of the course is the consistent quality of the layout the good holes just keep on coming. That said, in my mind, there aren't the truly wonderful holes that would help propel this course into the UK & Ireland's Top 100 list; however, there aren't any noticeably weak ones either, possibly apart from 13 and 15).
There's also a suitably tough finish: the final two holes are both very demanding par 4s (408 and 441 yards respectively, the latter also uphill), which are likely to require at least long irons and possibly woods for the second shot.
Scattered throughout the course, there are large swathes of heather which, as usual, are a golfer's nightmare and best avoided!
We played back at the end of October and found the course to be in excellent condition.
Definitely an experience to add to your golfing CV.
I have played Hindhead many times over the past 20 years and still marvel at the scenery and the challenge.
There is nothing better than being on the 4th fairway at 8am hearing the birds chirping away and not a sound of a car can be heard.
I should also add that the cource is challenging and you do need to hit the fairway - or take a plentyful supply of balls !
The greens are superb and still fast in the wet
I have played many courses but always come back to this one.
It is a must play course if you can keep your ball on the fairway - else your in heather !!
Go on try it
I would be grateful if you would pass on my details to Mr Ray Pope and ask him to e-mail me any details of the late Adrian Handley, who I understand passed away in 1997.
I was very sorry to hear about Adrian's death, as I played squash with him during the 1980s.
I am a member at Hindhead and i have played many courses in the south of England and i believe this is one of the toughest.
Some advise if you haven't played it.
Keep the ball in the fairway
Don't be scared to hit driver of the 8th, you will need it.
Myself and a group of friends played at Hindhead last Friday (17/5)and had a fantastic days golf.
The course was in beautiful condition, with greens fast and true. Front 9 is definitely the tougher on the old legs, but this is a small price to pay for the beauty of some of the holes.
Second hole has got to be one of the nicest!!
Tough closing holes, but if you are looking for a good test of golf in wonderful surroundings, I would recommend this as a "must play"
This course is one of the best in the south of England, this is shown by its high standards it has set. As it has hosted regional qualifiers for the British Open, it shows how challenging the course can be. I am a member at this course, and after playing some of the best courses in spain and in England, this comes out in the top 10. But beware, club selction is very important, if you think about a 5 iron on the 6th, think again and pull out a 9! Have fun at this course!
Has always been one of Surrey's finest,but through young Steve the greenkeeper it has been transformed. Only doubt is over the new Tee at 13.It would appear a little fragmented and will utilise a lot of man hours to upkeep.This course is a pleasure for low to mid-handicap players.A touch unforgiving for higher handicaps.Buy plenty of balls from Neil before you venture out.
A good test of golf in the winter. Demands straight hitting and correct club selection. In summer can get very dry and hard making it quite simple. Maybe needs irrigation if going to be regional qualifying course for the Open next year.
A supreme test of golf. You need to be straight, and you need to be fit to play the sort of shots required to play to a decent handicap after some of the walks ! ie. holes 7, 8 and 9 all uphill (allbeit gradual) and requiring great shotmaking. Greens superb and aim a bit right on the 17th.
An excellent test of golf over a very picturesque setting. Good golf rewarded but errant shots can be severely punished in the generous helpings of heather. This summer the course has been in exceptional condition and beautifully maintained. Next year it is hosting the regional Open qualifying rounds. A wonderfull experience.
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