Kington Golf Club
Kington Golf Club, Kington, West Midlands, England, HR5 3RE
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10 reviews of Kington Golf Club
I played this course on 20/4/13 and had a calm day but it still was a course that tested the nerves. While it is up and down I pulled my trolley around without any trouble, and if you have an electric trolley it's fine. Plenty of people still do carry clubs here though so don't think it's too steep.
It's a real links-type course where the fairways are undulating and with gorse and ferns waiting to each side ready to torment the wayward drive. It's such a great change from the flat, sensible parkland courses. The views are simply lovely all around the course so bring your camera. It was a warm spring day and I was accompanied by skylarks singing all the way round which was such a treat.
Some of the greens seem to be perched on the edge of a precipice, (have a look at the club's website), so it makes your approach a nervy one especially with the greens being fast. If the wind is blowing it would take a brave shot to attack the greens.
The welcome was the best I've had, and with the 19th being right next to the 18th green you can sit inside the bar or out on the decking with a drink and watch players try to drive the green .
Treat yourself and come and play here, it's a course you will remember for its views, and its links-like nature is a real treat. I know I enjoyed it, so much so that even though it's 30 miles from me I've applied for membership.
Played this course yesterday, 5/3/2011,for the first time.First ball off tee went left towards Quarry which meant a fair climb up to green after second shot. Otherwise slopes not too bad at all.Weather was overcast and cold but began to clear as we progressed up to the seventh and the panoramic views were stunning,especicially at the highest point the 9th.
Although the course is not long standing on some of the tees the holes can look quite daunting,especially the 18th,however straight shots pay dividends if you get a good lie of the ball on the naturally undulating fairways which are a bit like small moguls on a ski slope.
Greens were quick and in excellent condition particularly after the weather conditions recently.
I can honestly say that this is by far the best course of any that I have played in this area and would highly recommend it not only for the challenge that it presents but also the amazing views,facilities,good food and friendly atmosphere.
An interesting undulating course with amazing panoramic views over the South West area of the Midlands.
Greens are fantastic, especially given the conditions they must face that high up. Fairways are bumpy, following the natural lie of the land. No winter mats which I find a blessing.
I personally would avoid on a windy day - must be a nightmare!!
All people we met were more than friendly - we will return.
Favourite Hole, 15th, 200+ Par 3 playing from an elevated tee.
Worst Hole, 18th, Sloping fairway killed my card - watch out.
played this course 5-10-05 ...I was told that it would be a good test,and it was. Anybody who has played this type of course before will know that heathland greens can be a bit hit and miss, but Kingtons are superb.The club house is very nice with nice food. Well worth the £20 for the view alone. I recamend it.
Played this course as a society on a hot and sunny day in June 2005. Although stated as the highest 18 holes this is not as hard a walk as you would think (You won't think it as you stand in the clubhouse or the tee looking up the 1st). The course is excellent if you like this type of golf. You will only need a driver on two or three holes unless you know you are going to hit straight. If wide the gorse and bracken will eat your ball. Good quality quick greens. Local knowledge would help but it is great fun and good value. Very friendly with good food. If you are in the area I recommend you play here but don't expect to finish with the same ball! Society's go on have a day out here if you have a bad hole, just look at the views they are breat taking.
Very different and very good.Amazing views will almost compensate for the poor round most new visitors will almost certainly have.Balls aplenty will be lost if you miss the fairway so leave the driver behind unless you're on top of your game.
The greens are excellent and the two par threes on the back nine are as good as you get.Make time to play this course if you possibly can.
what a superb course, played saturday 09/08/2003, virtually had the course to ourselves the views alone make it worthwhile(helps you forget the awful last drive,putt, chip etc). the yardages aren't over long, but today was glorious, no wind, rain etc, in fact it was the heat that did for us!! the greens are second to none of all the courses i have played this summer.i would reccommend this course to anyone, although billed as the highest course in england the walking is'nt that bad(you start high and stay high. no real climbs)so if its the thought of a hard walk thats deterring you,please forget about them, go for it, you won't regret it.
What a gem. Played the course with seven friends (2 fourballs) on the 19/09/02. The greens were first class and the views unreal. A fair and challenging course. The food and drink in the clubhouse was cheerfully served, tasted great and reasonably priced. Looking forward to returning some day soon and driving the green on the 8th or the 18th!!!
Have played the course on a number of occasions. Although it's been some years since I last visited, I still have fond memories due to the great views and warm atmosphere in the clubhouse. I agree it's better in good weather as the wind can blow a bit at times. I do remember the course being pretty quiet, even at weekends - I must go back again soon !
Well worth a visit, especially on a sunny day.
It's billing as the highest course in the country ensure that the views from this course are amazing.
Despite it's height, it's actually fairly gently sloping, and not too tiring.
It's fairly short, but the bracken makes a preety stiff challenge, especially for high handicappers.
Although the fairways aren't great due to the abundant sheep, the greens were very good when we played.
Definitely a place that's more fun in good weather, I'm not sure if it would have the same recommendation if we'd played it on a wet or windy day.
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