18 reviews of Lingfield Park Golf Club
Really lovely course.Very tricky in places, and a decent length too.
Greens and fairways in great condition.
Unfortunately we got stuck behind slow 4 balls, and it took 5 hours.But we did find 53 balls in the bushes, to kill time bewtween holes!
great value for £25 with a county card
This course has recently been added to the Marriott venues which offer a free round on schemes such as Golf Care and Golfers Club and I used my voucher on 12 August.
I presume those reviewers referring to it as a short course used the yellows but it is 500 yards longer and much more challenging from the whites which I was allowed to use.
The fairways were generally narrow even where the holes were fairly open and it was quite hard to find balls just off the fairway. The best holes are on the front nine (3,4,5,8) though 12 and 13 are good par 4's. 15 requires careful strategy. 18 at 467 yards should be a challenging par 4 rather than a very weak par 5. Greens ran well.
As a venue attached to a hotel some poor and very slow golfers do find their way onto the course and I was lucky to play 9 holes at a reasonable tempo before near gridlock.
I am aware this course is available on TOT for £10 after 4pm so will base my value rating on that.
Greens and fairways in good condition and some interesting holes although the course is very short it is challenging with many dog leg and hilly holes. They have a great website which has downloadable pdf's of every hole. Buggies are equipped with course map and gps which is a nice touch.
One thing to note is the management certainly needs improvement. The course is overbooked on weekends and without a starter or marshall to govern play, your round can end up being painstakingly slow as we experienced to our detriment.
Lots of 2 balls who should have been combined together to speed up play and lack of a supervisor, starter or marshall to speed up or regulate play meant 9 holes took 3 hours on one of the days we played.
Could be a great course but in need of much better golf management.
I was a member at Lingfield Park for many years until recently when I had other priorities.
It opened in 1987 I think, and has matured immesurably since I started playing there in 1994. Many of the holes that used to look a bit incomplete with staked trees inbetween have now grown into significant challenges. Gradually over time most of the original "upturned saucer" greens have been replaced. Generally the greens are a brisk pace.
Personally I find it a very tricky track, but for short/straight hitters nothing out of the ordinary.
Length wise it's similar to most in the surrounding area, but offers very few opportunities to unleash the driver in the dry months if you hit it fairly long. It's definately a course to play when you're on top of your game as there are so many ways to find trouble if you're not. For visitors I imagine a second visit is worthwhile seeing as the layout/challenge of some of the best holes isn't obvious from the tee.
We played the course yesterday through an offer via the internet, and we were bowled over by the course. After a very bland first hole, and a straightforward 2nd the course wanders and weaves it's merry way around a range of very interesting holes. It is not a very long course, but course management is absolutely essential to get the best out of the course. The number of dog-leg holes plus consistent greens was a true pleaseure to play on. To concur with earlier submissions it is a course that you need to play straight to score.
The only amazing aspect was the fact the course was to a large extent empty with only probably no more then 5-7 groups on the course. There is a lot of building works to the racecourse ( marriot hotel being built), but had no impact on the course. The bar and the food was very good and the staff very helpful. Our only slight moan was that the pro shop was closed, but for such a lovely course a small price to pay. We will certaintly play this course again
we played the course for the 1st time on 17th may 2009 after a couple of hours of heavy rain. the course was in great condition with a good variety of,the par 4's fantastic par 3's and testing par 5's, for such a young course it has a very mature feel to it and was a pleasure to play, the greens were fast and well maintained and tight tree lined fairways require accurate tee shots.I would recommend lingfield park to any serious golfers and at £15 for our online booking represents fantastic value for money,shall be visiting again very soon
Three friends and I were looking for a game a couple of Sundays ago, but because of the bad weather we had experienced recently we weren't holding out much hope. We enquired and found that Lingfield Park was open. We booked online, and at £15.00 each on a Sunday thought it was terrific value for money.
Had never played Lingfield before so was really looking forward to getting out.
The first hole was a fairly bland par 3 (courtesy of a temporary green) and the second hole had the tee pushed fairly well forward due to work being carried out on the existing tees. This totally changed the hole which had now become a fairly boring knock with a 3 wood and wedge to another temporary green, as was the third, fourth and fifth! We hadn't been warned about this in the clubhouse but to be honest, whilst we were disappointed, we were just happy to be out swinging our clubs and having a game.
Despite our disappointment, it was clear to see that this course would be a real test if played off the proper tees to regulation greens and our minds had already been made up to re-visit at a time when the course would be at it's best.
After about 7 or 8 holes, the heavens opened and it began snowing really badly. Within about 5 minutes the whole course had become a winter wonderland and we made our way back to the clubhouse as golf had become immpossible. One of my friends went into the pro shop and was given a voucher to return for a free fourball at a later date with no time limitations, so we will use that to go back and play again in a couple of months time. I personally thought this was a great gesture by the club because it was hardly their fault that it had snowed and most other courses would have said tough luck!
All in all we enjoyed our visit, despite the conditions...and as I say we will return to play the course again when the weather improves. I'm looking forward to it because it looks like it will be a good test of golf.
I played this course on Thursday 5th July and, considering the recent run of rainy weather, found the course in really good condition. Only the 18th fairway was a little squelchy under foot, everything else was in very good order. The Tees, Fairways and Greens were all nicely presented and the whole day was very pleasant.
The staff were all very helpful and I would recommend this course which is very picturesque in places.
this course is a super course! i just went o n it yesterday and it was well kept! It nicely challenging for me the course was in the best condition the clubhouse was ok but i saw 2 people tring to get to the pro shop to pay and then tee off but it was closed and they were searching the grounds just to get a round of golf but that had problem with me and the clubhouse is so good the bar. Its one of the best!
Played here on the first Friday of March 2007, found the course to be in quite reasonable condition despite the amount of rain that we have had over the last month. Only two fairways, 2nd and the 18th were poor, but this did not destract from the round. I feel the nicest two holes are the 13th and 15th. The 13th although a blind drive, the approach shot needs to be very accurate. The 15th is just a really good hole. A 500+ par 5, down into the valley then up the other side. Overall I really enjoyed the course, but if you don't hit it straight you will not score!!
was very impressed with the course but was very let down by the pro shop because when i booked my tee off time i also booked a golf buggy and they forgot to write it down and they also did not put up any signs saying that tthere are grre maintaince going on but i will be going back there as it is a lovley course
Played here on a coporate day on a Friday.
The course is as previously described here quite tight in places. There are a couple of very picturesque holes early on.
I found the greens to be in fairly poor condition in places. There was a temporary green on one hole (the fifteenth I think) the first we knew of which was when a number of our fourball had found the normal green!
Overall a very pleasant experience despite the surprise temporary green, in August!
Decent course, well worth a vist. We played on a horrid day pouring with rain and they let us on for £30 for 2 of us which was decent of them. A couple of stunning holes early on, not too much to shout abotu inside the race track but it's definately a course worth playing.
Lingfield Park has to be the best value in Surrey. Very warm welcome from both staff and members, great pre round breakfast and then the course. Tight in places, with lots of variety from hole to hole and superb greens.
If you haven't been, get down there for a real treat.
Just back after my first visit and my first comment would be don't bother turning up unless you can hit the ball straight! A beautiful course with some outstanding holes. On the whole a bit of a challenge, but I cant wait to get back and give it another crack. I wasn't too impressed with the course management - greens were a bit tatty, and some of the areas around the tees reminded me of a public park.
Good value for money after 3 pm - 2 for £28.
I agree with the others. This is a stunning golf course. We have been visiting now for about three years and the greens simply get better and better. The course maintenance is as good as you could find anywhere. The design and layout is super and the seclusion of many of the holes makes this a truly wonderful outing. The little adjustments at the 18th have improved this hole to something that demands thought. The professional is helpful and the members are friendly to visitors. A real gem. Possibly one of the finest "tracks" in the South East. Don't miss it. Visit in late April and May to really appreciate the plant life, or autumn to appreciate just how many varieties of trees line the fairways.
A really excellent course. Three of us went round there three times on a day ticket. They had a special offer on and we each paid £32 each. OK, so 54 holes in one day is a tad excessive but it was worth the effort. Greens and fairways are in top notch condition and the course is a real joy to play. Plenty of trees to test the wayward, but keep to the fairways and you will be rewarded. Like a previous reviewer, I agree that you almost think you are at Wentworth. A lovely setting for golf. Do yourself a favour, get down there for 9am, buy the day ticket and stay there till it gets dark! Bliss.
Very pleasant woodland/parkland course. Holes 1 to 6 are stunning, and you start to think you're at Wentworth or Sunningdale. It opens out a bit after that, and scoring gets easier. Expect to lose a ball or two. It has the feel of an old course, but in fact it's only 12 years old. Will
be making an early return visit.
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