22 reviews of Kingswood Golf and Country Club Ltd
We played here on a twilight and would give the course 4 stars out of 5.
Perhaps it was just because it was late in the day but the greens seemed a little long in places.
The fairways were excellent and you got a perfect time every shot.
The course is varied and undulating (especially on the back nine). Having played many of the local courses in the area I'd say this is one of the best.
Played the course after a recommendation from a friend and really enjoyed it.
The course is quite long but if you keep the ball on the fairway you will be ok.
Par 3 & 4's were testing but the par 5's were just brilliant. The bunkers seemed to be exactly were I wanted to hit my next shot.
Course condition was very tidy for April and just enjoyed the whole experience.
Hmm, not sure which course the previous review played - or else the course has gone downhill in the past 2 months. Played there yesterday and the condition was poor, especially given that they had just played their championship. Played of the back tees due to an upcoming final there and was 2 under HC. The course itself is "OK", the par 3's are good, and the par 5's are a good challenge on distance and some break up of the fairways etc by bunkers and rough, put the par 4s all feel very samey. Not one of Braid's most interesting or scenic courses.
As for condition, well the greens were slow and bumpy, the fairways could have done with a cut (although generally in good condition) and once you got just off the fairway there were a lot of bare areas of mud or compacted grass, same around some fringe areas. Certainly not what we were expecting. We played Twilight for £35 and it felt a right sort of price for a regular round. As a side comment, 3 other members of our club have played in the past 3 weeks and have all made the same comment on condition.
A fantastic course to play. The greens and fairways are just superb - a must play golf course.
They also offer San Miguel in the bar, that always tops off a good day!
I've played Kingswood many times but this is the first since they had all of the work done with the new bunkers etc. I have to say not only has the new bunkering made the course a lot more difficult but also a lot better in my opinion. It is well designed and each hole is different.
The front nine is a little easier than the back nine but I didn't get anywhere near my handicap on either so guess they're both tricky!
The clubhouse is nice with a veranda overlooking the 18th green - great on a summer evening.
Played on a twilight last week and though the course was excellent. The greens were fast and true and I really enjoyed the layout. It is a fairly long course with lots of strong par 4 holes. I'd say my favourite holes were 16, 17 and 18, a really good finishing trio which were very different tests.
Had a drink and some food afterwards and the service etc was great, all in all it is well recommended.
Wow. Just 'wow'.
What a course. Beautiful fairways, immaculate greens, fantastic facilities, friendly staff - in short, probably the best course I've ever played.
Not as expensive as you'd think, and - despite the pretty posh looking surroundings, not even a hint of snottiness from any of the members I encountered.
The par threes are all excellent - I loved the first of them, being just the right distance to make you think about hitting a low iron or a hybrid - and the second (just a wedge to a well-protected green) was equally as good. A couple of the par fours on the back nine are pretty long - you'd have to be bloody accurate with your long irons to get anything more than a par at them - and really make the course challenging (in a good way)
One thing to be wary of - there is a LOT of sand round the course. Buy a planner from the pro shop - you'll need it if you've not played the course before!
Truly a wonderful golfing experience.
I played here on a glorious Sunday afternoon as a guest in the junior and guest season ending competition, my son is a new junior member here.
I have not played here for 10 years or so but remember it being an excellent set up. Since then the course has been remodelled and improved and the results are very impressive indeed.
The course itself is very picturesque, the conditions were fantastic and the greens were something else alltogether! Incredibly fast and undulating I discovered after the round that the greenkeepers have been working on the greens and estimate that they have increased the speed by about 25%.
The stand out holes for me were the second and the eleventh.
The club is very friendly and welcoming with excellent service. Overall this is a quality club which I would recommend whole heartedly.
I just hope that I did not let my son down too badly on the course to put him off inviting me back!
This is the first time I have played here and WHAT A COURSE...
Working in London I have friends who play at top class, and generally quite expensive, golf courses around the M25. I played Kingswood last weekend at a discounted rate of £39.50 with 2 friends and I would gladly have paid twice that compared to our usual golf outings. The new bunkers are positioned exceptionally well, too well for my liking, and the condition of the course is one of the best I have played this year. I appreciate the past reviews regarding the amount of sand in the bunkers, however, they are hazards at the end of the day and I managed to get out the many I visited!
After a pleasant drink on the balcony over looking the 18th green, my friends and I have decided to make a visit to Kingswood very very soon.
This is a must play course if you haven't played it already!
I played here on a discounted twilight round last week. The course is very peaceful set within mature trees and has all the hall marks of a James Braid golf course of that era.
While I think the course in generally of good design and normally in excellent condition it has to be said that the bunkers which are a recent addition are of questionable quality. Although I do accept that bunkers are a hazard and thus should be punished but the consistency of these hazards was terrible. The ball seemed to run up the face of the bunker leave a small covering of sand so the bunker shot simply bounced up, ball flew over the green and exposed the mud below. In another bunker I found the opposite with huge amounts of sand and it being almost impossible to get out.
I have played numerous new golf courses in my time and these bunkers seem to have bedded in ok, these seem like they need a lot of work / time to make them playable. A sign in the car park mentions the Senior Open Championship which the course will hold a qualifier for, in it's current state I think the pros might be a little disappointed.
Sorry if I seem a little negative, had I not have visited the bunkers I would've given it a 5* rating all round.
Having played this course several times over the years a visit at the end of 2010 was a very pleasant surprise given the many changes that have been undertaken to incorporate new tees, bunkers and groundworks.
The course is a stern test off the back tees measuring nearly 7,000 yards with several par-4's in excess of 420 yards. Driving the ball well off the tee is important, although the course is lined with mature trees the fairways are fairly wide but strategically placed bunkers can be real scorecard wrecker.
The best holes on the course, in my opinion, are the par-3's which are all a very good test. They are guarded by bunkers and protected by length (except the 7th which is about 140 yards). However, my favourite hole is actually the 18th, a dog-leg par-4 which sweeps round towards the clubhouse, with the gren well protected walking off with a par is a great way to finish.
Kingswood is set within a very peaceful, private estate and has an air of exclusivity about it however I have always found the staff to be welcoming for guests such as myself. The clubhouse has a good selection of food and was priced as expected.
Also worth mentioning that the pro-shop is very well stocked with plenty of good deals. It is the base of lefthandedgolf.co.uk so if you are a lefty you'll find more clubs than Mickelson's garage.
Great course. Highly recommended.
Several holes require accurate tees shots to thread the ball through trees and well placed bunkers. Bunkers are also used to good effect in and around the greens. It's well worth investing in a course planner or keeping a close eye on the 150 yard markers as many of the bunkers have a habit of visually foreshortening the approach shot.
If you do end up in some of the bunkers there's no need to worry! The quality and consistency of the sand is such that you can always be confident with your shot. Generally the condition of the course was excellent. Greens were particularly good, being fast and true.
Stand out hole for me was the 2nd (par 4, 403 yards, dog leg left). A precise tee shot is required to bisect bunkers on the right and trees on the left. If you manage to find the right spot you're left with about 150-160 yards to a secluded green, protected by 5 bunkers. Even if you come away with par you then face the 191 yard, par 3 3rd, with a two tiered green and another 5 bunkers to contend with.
Kingswood is a really good test of golf, with hardly any par 4s that only require a drive and a wedge.
Normal green fees are a bit more than I would usually pay but there are some decent mid afternoon and twighlight deals to take advantage of.
I recently played Kingswood Golf Club for the first time since their course redevelopment, and I have to say that I was thoroughly impressed. The welcome from the staff was friendly and efficient throughout, both in the Pro Shop and in the bar and Halfway Hut, whilst the golf course itself was in mint condition. The new tee shots, particularly the 11th, are incredibly exciting due to the bunkering that has been added, whilst the course as a whole is both enjoyable and challenging. I really think that they have created the must play course in the London area, which I would urge anyone to experience for themselves.
Although i am a member here i havent played at Kingswood for several months.
They have made some major changes on quite a few holes and i like it. Lots of new bunksers to make you rethink where you can land the ball.
New reasonably mature trees have popped up just where my slice normaly lands so again a rethink is needed.
Although these changes are still GUR they are very pleasing to the eye and i cant wait until they are fully bedded in for the summer.
Played here midweek July 07 (£20 after 5p.m.)
Pleasant if not overly exciting well conditioned traditional parkland course set in an expensive private housing estate.
The holes are fairly flat , tree lined & set in a quiet location.Excellent fairways & all the flowers & plants around the nice clubhouse/putting green looked good .I also liked the (James Braid) bunkering.
On a fairly quiet day it was annoying to be held up by an ignorant members 4 ball with an empty course in front of them.This caused play to back up 2 or 3 holes to a standstill & resulted in us having to jump from the 4th to the 13th on the empty back 9 & then play the front 9 holes that we missed at the end which spoilt things a bit.
Although it's an easy walking course it felt like a long walk round .This is due to the fact that it's nearly 7000 yards long off the whites & no fewer than 12 holes are over 400 yards .Also there's a run of long similar looking holes towards the end which makes for a slightly hard going finish.
Although there were many pleasant tree lined holes there weren't actually that many that stood out .It's ironic that 2 of the more memorable holes were the shortest par 3 (130 yard 7th) & the shortest par 4 (12th)on the course.This says to me that maybe they shouldn't have altered the original James Braid length & layout quite so much.
Overall, perfectly fine to play once but not one that really lingers in the memory.
Played here at the weekend before the big celebrity event on May bank holiday. The course was superb. At just over 6900 yards it really sorts the men out from the boys. The greens were great and very fast. Of course if you were on the wrong side of the pin a three putt was the norm. The course allows you to take the driver out on most of the holes otherwise if you had to take a 3 wood it would be very tough. One of the toughest is the 16th, a 470 yard par 4, with a very difficult green, a certain bogey hole. All the members in the club house were very friendly and would return if invited.
Played this with 7 friends in November on a Friday after rain all week had closed the course for 2 days. Despite this, the course stood up extremely well, greens were true. course is not overly difficult and we all loved the course - so much that I was a bandit and shot 88 h'cap 23, 45 points. We look forward to returning for a summer visit. Must also mention the food which was excellent - would highly recommend this to everyone.
I have recently joined Kingswood as a country Club member and have found the course, staff and members a delight. The course is superb, the fairways always in immaculate condition and the greens very true, I however did not find them to be lightening fast.
I do not believe the course to be too hard but it is always enjoyable no matter how I play. The front nine feels shorter but narrower and the back nine (obviously) longer but wider. I defy anyone not enjoy a round at this magnificent course.
Have now played here twice on corporate days, this time having exceptional weather (May 25th). Off course the club and staff were very welcoming and there is a very established felling throughout. On course the fairways were superb (easy going on the feet). The greens although very true were my main dissapointment. I prefer target golf but this was more remenissent of 'Scottish Golf', with rock hard greens which needed to be approched carefully. They were too long and extremely slow, especially when compared to the practice putting green. I play off an 8 h'cap and I struck the ball well all day (Shot 76, albeit off yellow tees), I could still not stop the ball where I wanted on the greens, even with a short iron from height. Overall, I would recommend Kingswood to anyone because it is a quality club and a very pleasent course.
The course has been elongated from the original design such that, off the back it's just short of 7000 yds. Course quality is great, superb fairways and an all round well presented course. Personally I like an undulating course, but this is not what you will find at Kingswood, it's rather flat. There are some very good holes; The 3rd, a 2 tier green surrounded by bunkers and about 190 yds is good. At the par 4. 16 th I would challenge anyboby to hit the green in 2. I would recommend this course to a long hitting player that appreciates a well maintained and established golf course.
I enjoyed Kingswood I shot a gross 70 ( 2 under par off the back tees - AND I LOVED IT)
We were made to feel very welcome by staff and members alike at Kingswood. The course itself is a good test, narrow fairways with plenty of bunkers and some good variety in the layout. Only criticism would be of the greens which were not as true as they might have been. All the same a very nice course well worth the visit.
Kingswood is always in excellent condition and has some excellent holes. The course is quite flat and long. However, it has a certain feel that you only ger from a top private club. The club house and food are worth visting for on there own.
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