4 reviews of Kings Norton Golf Club Ltd
Played this gem of a course on sunday 12 April 2015. An outstanding challenge with really fast greens. The wind was gusting at 40 mph when we were finishing, so made it more challenging. We only playef the blue and red course, both offered some lovely holes, fairwas and tee boxes in great condition. The club facilities were second to none, would recommend it to everyone. Score for the day hampered by the wind was 26 points playing off 21 handicap.
23rd July, 2014
There doesn’t seem to have been a review of this Club for quite a while, so perhaps it’s time for an update.
Kings Norton, often simply known as K.N., has been the base for our Society for some years, and I’ve thus come to know it fairly well, our most recent match having been on July 8th.
It’s a pleasant 27 hole parkland course, basically centred around a very shallow valley, and as befits a course of it’s stature the maintenance is excellent.
With the exception of a few copses it’s a fairly open course, but on the perimeter holes there are a some O.O.Bs. into neighbouring fields where you’ll be wasting your time looking for it anyway.
A big feature of K.N. is water, which comes into play on several holes.
On most of these it’s a matter of a ditch, a small lake, or a pond to avoid, but on ‘Blue’ 7 and 8, which are perhaps the feature holes of the course, anybody with hydrophobia will definitely have a nightmare.
On the 7th, a mid-length par 4, you can see the flag inviting you in the distance, but the fairway is like threading a needle, with a stream all the way down the right, and O.O.B. all the way down the left.
As a ‘safe’ alternative there is a fairly large ‘bale-out’ fairway to the right of the stream - much easier to hit, but then you’re left with a shot back over the stream to a narrow green with the O.O.B. close behind it!
The stream isn’t done with you yet though, because on the 8th it widens into a lake which you have to play over, with water right, jungle behind, and that O.O.B. very close left.
I for one am always glad to get those two behind me.
The clubhouse is actually Weatheroak Hall, a very grand mansion.
I must confess to not being a particular fan of mansion clubhouses, but it’s had extensions and modernisations over the years and it’s an excellent venue, with service and catering second to none.
As an idea of how much attention the Club pays to detail there’s even an official Starter - “On the tee, Mr ……….”
My only real criticism is how they do the scorecards.
The 27 holes are divided up into 3 loops of 9, and the scorecard has on it all three loops, with the S.Is. 1 to 9 for each individual loop.
If playing 18, which you usually are, you then have to remember that S.I. 1 on the back nine is actually your S.I. 2; S.I. 2 on the front is actually your S.I. 3; and so on.
Basically you need Carol Vorderman with you (which is quite a nice idea come to that!).
Or the more mundane solution of printing your own 18-hole cards, as our Society Secretary does.
All in all it’s a very good Club with a very good reputation and quite reasonable green-fees.
Well worth a visit.
kings norton is not a bad course. the greens were dissapointing but the facilities were quite simply top notch. there are 27 holes that propably contain 2 or 3 good holes on each nine. allthough fairly long, it is wide open and wayward tee shots are not too much of a problem. the junior section is solid and i bleive it finished third after redditch and hagley in the junior west midland league.
This is the best Golf course i have ever played, the fairways are the best standard and the greens are incredible. The clubhouse matches the quality of the course, superb value for money. strongly dvised to all golfers to play this course!
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