6 reviews of Mouse Valley Golf Course
Played here on Sunday 2/9/12.
Things looked good to begin with, good facilities, driving range, practice area, friendly welcome, friendly starter.
Then we got onto the course, and it just all started to go downhill.
The course is an interesting one, or at least it would be if it was properly maintained. The grass on the fairway looked like it had not been cut for a while, and almost as long as the rough.
There was quiet a few burns, that just looked overgrown with grass, these really needed clearing out, and give the water a chence to create the hazards they were meant to be.
A couple of the bunkers were GUR due to the water in them, so much water, I though I spotted a couple of Koi Carp !!
The green were fantastic !!, no sorry, I meant they could be. Lovely contours, different levels, slopes, but again, looked like they had not been attended to in a while.
The course could be really good, but is just lacking in maintenance, and with the weather we've had, the course is starting to look a bit tatty. I've played quiet a few different courses this year, and its a real let down, when you find a course, that on paper looks OK, has really good layout, plenty of variation, doglegs, tight driving, testing short par 3's, and everything good about the course is just wiped out, due to lack of maintenance. Hard to say if this is due to lack of investment, or just poor management, I'd probably put it down to the investment, as we played on a weekend morning, suprisingly nice weather, and the course, car park, and club house when we finished were all very quiet. Not a good sign.
Just a little bit more proactive maintenance and this course could improve leaps and bounds.
Oh dear, never again. This course was in terrible condition, with weeds, clover and disease on most greens. Yardages were dubious to say the least, and there is a general air of a run-down and tired course - looks like they're short of cash? Clubhouse OK but a glance at the 9-holer suggested even less inspiring than the 18-hole layout. Sorry not for me.
Have been a memeber at Mouse Valley for a year now, and can just say that it gets no easier the amount of times you play.
The par5 12th provides the most remarkable scenery you woould imagine, and all but on of the par 3's are challenging holes.
Very challenging and entertaining course, and the staff are as friendly as you will meet.
Having played the 9 hole and 18 hole course on the same day sat 7/6/03 i found the 9 holes a perfect course to set you up for the more demanding 18 holes which i found to be more difficult than i was lead to believe the 14th par 3 and the 18th par 3 are two of the best holes you are ever likely to come across on this splendid course the catering was superb and the staff were very helpful and prices were very reasonable in the 19th hole so me and my party of 15 look forward to returning this lovely couse
I organised a company day out at the Kames and all the feedback from those who attended has been positive . Everyone found both the 9 Hole and 18 Hole to be in excellent condition despite our weather recently. The meals provided were enjoyed by all , however the choice is limited to two courses , a minor gripe . The 9 Hole course is relatively short and for the first 5 holes relatively easy , however the 6th and 7th are both quite testing holes.
The 18 hole course is a fair challenge , the front nine being longer with no water and the back nine being the complete opposite . Overall a fantastic day out enjoyed by all.
Mouse Valley is an exposed, almost inland Links type course. But it has very little bunkering, but plenty of water, which plays an important part in 9 of the holes. The signature holes are probably the 11th, a par 4 which you have to hit over water twice, and the 14th, a par 3 of only 111yds, but with a stream all round the green which makes it almost an island green, and the green itself is like an up-turned soup bowl, very tricky to keep the ball on the green.
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