Hoebridge Golf Centre

Hoebridge Golf Centre, Woking, South East, England, GU22 8JH

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21 reviews of Hoebridge Golf Centre

Not sure what course Mr Flannery was playing but the main course at the hoebridge is in fantstic condition with NO bald/bare patches on the fairways..... The fairways are lush and manicured (all the rain we have had!), the greens are imaculate and I take my hat off to the green keepers. This is a pay and play course so you should expect to get four balls, societies and the odd delay.. but the golf course more than makes up for that.

Posted by David Anderson on 16/08/2012
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Busy course with crowds of 4 balls on every other hole, saw one guy wearing jeans! some nice views on hole 5, having said that although the fairways are spacious they are bare and in need of serious attention. Greens are fine, as for the marshall, nowhere to be seen, especially around hole no 6&11 where you need to ring a bell to notify waiting golfers behind you on the blind drives, few bother to ring the bell!! certainly not worth the weekend rate, best to pay the £9.99 after 6pm because that is all a course managed like this is worth.

Posted by Ian Flannery on 06/06/2012
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As a pay and play this course rates pretty well - yes there are much nicer courses in Surrey but not many that you can get on with a few days notice at weekends. The course was in good condition, including the greens, which played very well. Some nice holes but nothing that makes you think 'wow what a hole', I'd say its a 70/30 split between straightforward and challenging holes. Plenty of room, which suits the high handicapper. Slow round though, as expected for this sort of venue.

Posted by Rich on 15/03/2011
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Finally dusted off the clubs, after what seems a lifetime, didn't fancy paying for a full round on my first try this year, so I played off peak for just £9.99. I even managed 16 holes before it got too dark, I only thought I would get 9 holes completed.

The course played quite long but considering the recent weather was very dry under foot. I will definitely be back soon.

Next time I will get a buggy, and stay for lunch and make a day of it.

Great value if you are in the Woking area.

Posted by JD on 27/01/2011
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I played here on 17th September. I had not booked but was allocated a time within 20 minutes. I expected a slow round but was let through by 3 groups in the first 8 holes. I imagine weekend rounds would be 5 hours.
The greens were in good condition and generally quite large but the fairways are very bare. They are being re-seeded but local rules that allow placing of the ball are not well advertised. I fear that this temporary solution won't help recovery.
The course is generally open and thus not particularly challenging. The lay out is unusual with only 8 par 4's all of which are between the 4th & 15th. The par 3's are weak (with the exception of the 16th).
My favoutite holes were 5th(difficult approach),7th(tricky blind tee shot),11th(small green difficult to hit),16th(testing long uphill par 3).
I played because I had a voucher for a free round - part of a bribe for taking out Golf Care insurance - so obviously maximum points for value but I do not see myself returning.

Posted by Stephen Lucking on 17/09/2010
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Played here yesterday. Fairways very brown but what is expected after this weather. Greens were rolling very quick especially for the £22 green fee paid. Not very busy and whisked round in just over 4 hours for a "average" 4 ball.
Short par 5 start which is reachable in these conditions with 2 mid irons but gradually hardens with strategic bunkers, elevations and always seems to be windy around this course.
Can be a challenging walk especially on the 5th, 7th, 16th and 17th. so get your trolleys!

Posted by Paul Bryant on 19/07/2010
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'Good 18 hole course, great complex.'
Design and condition:
Greens were spiked when we played in July but that did not stop the greens from being in good condition. The fairways were very dry and bare but after such fantastic weather we accepted this. Bunkers on every hole awaiting wayward drives. Course guide comes in handy as some bunkers looked closer than they actually were.
Playability:
Fairly open course especially holes 1-4 which are quite an easy and bland start to the course. Gets interesting from hole 5 and more scenic too. You can see some ruins from the elevated green on hole 5. Hole 6 is a beautiful par 3 from elevated tee to slopey green. Around 170 yards but be careful of club choice. Hole 7 is a lovely hole that requires an uphill drive and then a second to an elevated green. Hole 8 is also a nice hole, not very long. Hole 10 and 11 are holes that catch the eye, playing to lower level greens. Hole 13 a very narrow par 5 that is worthy of a higher stroke index playing to elevated green. Holes 16/17 are great uphill holes. So in summary bland start but it does get better and provides a good challenge.
Facilities and welcome:
It's very good golfing complex that has 9 and 18 hole course. It also has an 18 hole par 3 course and a gym. The golf shop attracted me as it's quite large. Food was good quality , a little expensive I thought. Would go back if in the area. Got a good deal to play this time round.

Posted by M D on 13/07/2010
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I played on the Hoebridge course earlier today. The course was in very good condition, and the greens in particular can be recommended. But the big, big problem was the pace of play.
My experience is very similar to a previous review - the course was insistent that I turned up 20 minutes before my tee time, which I duly did, but then I didn't get to tee off until 20 minutes after my tee time. And then we found the pace of play was just horrendous with it taking 3 hours to play the first nine, resulting in me deciding enough was enough and heading for home. The starter had mumbled something about a womens society playing slowly, but surely that shouldn't mean that everyone else should suffer.
My conclusion - a good quality public course that is severely let down by the crucifyingly slow pace of play.

Posted by Simon Tindal on 06/08/2008
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I played the Hoebridge on May 3rd. The course was in good condition and it looks like some of the re-laid sections are settling in well.
The only problem we had was the pace of play. We checked in on time and were told that they were running 20 mins late. Not a problem in itself, but the course was very busy. On the 5th there were two groups playing the hole, one group on the tee box and 3 groups including us that were waiting.
The front 9 took 3.5 hours. One of the groundsmen had advised us that the delays were caused by them overbooking by three groups and that they also had too many people turn up for a competition. As we had no intention of a 7 hour round we asked about a refund for the back 9 at the turn given the pace of play. Their policy is no refunds.
We paid £31 per person for this privilege, a week in advance.
I have played Hoebridge in the past and for a pay and play course, particularly at the reduced rates, it has been generally good but based on this experience I won't be going back.

Posted by A B on 20/05/2008
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played today and found the course in excellent condition, the greens very consistent and thankfully the rough very tame. nobody in our averagish four-ball even lost a ball.
worth getting a society rate if you can as it's a tad pricey, and carry your bag or go buy a trolley elswehere as its £5 to hire one, the dearest I've ever seen. almost worth paying the £20 for a buggy.
catering is great, breakfast roll and roast beef and yorkshire for £36 a head plus the round. good value, the trolley notwithstanding.

Posted by mark tallentire on 16/05/2007
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A friend and myself decided late on Thursday 7th Sept to play a round the following, day on Fri 8th Sept. I had a 2-FORE-1 voucher and decided to call a few local courses to see if we could get on with late notice. Called Laleham and they had space at 1pm with a rate of £30 each, but obviously with the 2-fore-1, just £15 each. I then remembered our society played this year at Hoebridge, so gave them a call. Spoke to a rather dull sounding girl in the Pro-Shop. I enquired about a T time for a 2-ball around 1pm on the Friday. I was informed that they had 1.08pm free. I informed that I had a 2-Fore-1 voucher and she said it would be £22 each, but with the voucher only £11. She then said I needed to book it over the phone. I didn't have my wallet on me, so I sent a TXT to my friend stating number to call and the T time available. He called me back in 5 mins to say we were booked in for 1.16pm. Upon arrival today (Friday) we proceeded to the Pro-Shop and made ourselves known. I had the voucher in hand and presented it to the gentleman in the Pro-Sop. He then stated "We do not take 2-fore-1 vouchers on Fridays" I told him we had booked yesterday with a credit card and had been told of the green fee with the voucher. He would not look me in the eye. I got the feeling that this may not have been the first time they have mis-leaded golfers with their 2-fore-1 offers. He also knew full well that @ 1pm on a Friday afternoon we were not going to leave and try to get on anywhere else. I was FURIOUS but still handed over £25 for the round. What a waste of money. When we got to the 1st T the starter told us there was about a 15 minute delay. Why were we not told of his in the Pro-Shop?? We heard him communicating with the pro-shop over a walkie talkie, so no excuse for them not to know of the delay. When we got to the 9th green it was 4.25, so it had taken us 3hrs 10mins for the front 9!!!!. I called the pro-shop 3 times in the first 9 holes to see if there were any course marshals, as we could clearly see a few holes in front were empty, so a few groups in front of us had lost at least 2 holes. We were told they would send the marshal out. There was no sign of the marshal coming of the 9th hole. We were going to stop there, but noticed that the 2 4-balls in front of us had gone into the clubhouse, so decided to go on. Mistake!! The 10th was fine no holds ups. T'd of on the 11th which is a blind drive. When we got over the hill there was a 4 ball on the green, and a 4 ball on the 12th (Par 3) You can see the 13th and that holes was completely clear, so again players had lost at least 1 hole !!!!. We carried onto the 15th hole and then gave up. By now it was 5.45 and was getting late for us as we had events arranged for the evening. With all the standing about we had a long time to look at the course. The views on some holes are very good but the course itself lacks alot. There was not much definition between the fairways and rough. Standing on the T's some of the holes were just very ordinary with the lacking cut definition. Greens and bunkers were good though, but the greens were quite slow. I played Austin Lodge last Friday and found that in excellent condition, with great fairways and 2 cuts before the rough that made each hole look brilliant. Hoebridge left me VERY disappointed. We will not be returning and I urge anyone looking to play, to get confirmation of green fee's you will be paying. Driving range was fine. 10th T is right outside clubhouse and we found it VERY noisy with people chatting and mobiles going off !!
Even whilst writing this I am still extremely annoyed. I Feel we were lied to and duped by the lady I spoke to when booking the round. Certainly not worth £25.
Why give just 8mins gap in T times when you have 4-Ball societies going out with not a great standard of golf?? !!!!!!!!!! - Oh I know why MONEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Mathew Frost on 08/09/2006
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Played the Hoebridge course last week. Terrible round for me, but I was very impressed with the course.
For a high handicapper I found the course fairly long. Especially the 468 yard par 4, 3rd.
The best thing about the course was the condition of the greens which were excellent. Pretty quick but very consistent.
At £15 for the twilight rate, I would definitely recommend this course.

Posted by Simon Shaw on 03/08/2005
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Hoebridge Main Course is a very challenging, undulating course set in some picturesque Surrey countryside. It is generally kept very well although in the height of summer the standard of the greens does deteriorate somewhat due to the course being a pay-and-play.
I would certainly recommend Hoebridge to golfers of any standard who fancy something different. All the holes bring a new challenge, and you need to be at the top of your game to come away feeling satisfied.

Posted by Chris Curtis on 27/10/2004
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Played during a blistering day in mid July.
Course played very well, v. good greens and
fantastic views over surrey downland.
Favours the Long hitter and is a testing course, mainly due to the variety of the holes, length and tricky greens.
Although a Sunday noon tee off, the play was rarely held up. Highly recomended..but watch out for the groundsman on his suped up golf buggy! beware!

Posted by rob on 16/07/2002
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I played this course on a pleasant June afternoon, and have nothing but praise for it. Although the fairways are generous and the first cut of rough easily playable, the course still has more than enough up its sleeve for the serious player and rank amateur (me) alike. It is long, a good 800 yards longer than my regular course, but even so we were round in about 4 1/2 hours on a busy Saturday. The facilities are excellent, the greens were running fast and true and the views across Surrey were wonderful. Generally can be negotiated by most anyone, and it certainly rewards well-played shots. However, bring your very best game for the par-5 17th.

Posted by Gary Evans on 24/06/2002
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I am the Juniors captain here.Its not as expensive as most and is a brilliant course.I'd give it easily 5 out of 5.The fairways are evenly spaced and very challenging.You also don't have to be a long hitter as long as you bring your brain with you.The approaches into the greens are challenging but you can get very close to the pins if you use the underlations.
The course is well looked after but because of the over use,it can look a bit rugged sometimes.
A great course.

Posted by Dave on 04/01/2002
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Very nice course. I think it's quite long at almost 6200 yards off the yellow tees bearing in mind it has five par threes. Generally quite forgiving.
I like the 5th and the 16th holes, but I hate the 13th, and the 17th was obviously designed by someone who had been abused when younger. A tough hole.
Great driving range, shops and bar, but I personally thought that the greens were in very poor shape. Pitch marks were not repaired, lots of bobbles, and even divots taken out of them! My brother who is a member tells me that it's due to the numerous society's playing the course.

Posted by Andrew on 19/12/2001
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I have played Hoebridge many times in both summer and winter and the condition of the course is always first class. The greens are a credit to the greenskeeper and his staff. The Proshop can get a little busy, but all in all a good venue for a public course. Holes are varied in a parkland tree lines setting.

Posted by Liam on 21/08/2001
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love this course and have played it many times over the last few years,good friendly service and food in the clubhouse it is well run and geared for golf.
the fairways and greens always in good nick with some good varying holes from elevated tees, elevated greens,blind shots with markers,long fives and long fours what i also like is that they have a h/way hut with hot food if your playing this course for the first time youll be very happy you did and if your playing it again it,s because like me you enjoyed it the last time so much.

Posted by duncan wright on 14/08/2001
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Hoebridge course (main 18 hole course): Quite picturesque, with greens in excellent condition which is in keeping with the course as a whole. However it's rather long, and mostly fairly flat. Some very long holes indeed, with a particularly testing 1st (over 500 yards). Not exactly a nice easy one to get you going! However, on a sunny day it's worth playing and not too expensive, £22 weekends. You should definitely book though - perhaps better to play only half? The first nine are 3300 yards, which is quite enough of a test, and especially if you suffer from a severe baglog. Today, a Sunday, took 3hours to play the first nine holes, which was on the slow side of snail paced. Rating 7/10.

Posted on 04/09/2000
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Nice course, 17th Aptly named cardiac hill
A good variety of holes ,Some tight and some generous fairways. Don't be fooled by first impressions it's not as easy as it seems.
Well worth a visit

Posted on 30/08/2000
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