Oak Park Golfing Complex
Oak Park Golfing Complex, Crondall, South East, England, GU10 5PB
19 reviews of Oak Park Golfing Complex
Have to disagree with the last two reviews played the other day and the course was in great nick I saw no mud at all in fact It was the cleanest course around and the greens looked and putted great with great course presentation
Like the previous reviewer we left disappointed with Oak Park. Could be good as the layout has potential but somebody obviously confused excessive tight tree lines with good course architecture. While many of the more high end Surrey courses are clearing back the mature trees Oak Park seem to not be bothering. Again maybe they think it's what a course should be like but the guys down the round that really know their stuff and charge ten times the green fee would beg to differ.
It's worth remembering that overgrown courses are always going to get wet but they need to breath in order to dry out. Currently all is just mud!
We played here with a member for free and in view of that we can have no complaints. A nice course with some interesting holes but all terribly overgrown in parts. Whilst the top notch Surrey courses realised some time ago that tree lines needed to be taken back greatly many of these lesser venues seem to be clinging to the idea that tight is in some way good. It's either that or they ust don't have the money to get the job done. All too often what could be interesting options from the tee are simply not there because the canopy prevents imaginative play.
It did surprise us though slightly in so much as for a club which is part of a chain it did have a nice feel to it.
What a shame! Played in a Society Comp at Oak Park which, after all the rain, it should have been closed. The course was water logged in many places, almost unplayable, the greens were very very poor, there were lots of T Mats, and no ball washers. It is one of a Golf Group and simply out to make money, it is not a long course, but poorly designed with silly Par 3's and 5's. The club house was clearly not expecting us and we waited an age for coffee and cold bacon rolls. Not worth the price they charged. This is the sad side of having a club taken over by a group who are profit driven and not player focused.
I played Oak Park earlier today (26th Feb 2009). The last time I played was end of 2004 - what a difference. Good greens, conditioned and manicured fairways, level tees. Nice 'specials' on offer in the club house.
The range has had a major overhaul with new teaching academy, new balls, targets and short game area. A great environment to practice - lucky members!
A challenging but enjoyable course. Greens true and fast, fairways in good condition. A couple of small niggles. A few walks between holes are a trek and people want to repair pitchmark and divots more often. Well worth a trip though
The 9 hole Village course is superb with some interesting challenging holes, with a long par 3 over a lake. The 18 hole Woodland course is challenging with narrow fairways, so accuracy is key. High handicappers may struggle.
Both courses are kept in excellent condition with quick, true greens.
The off-course facilities are good, but not outstanding.
A fantastic course, loved it so much that i ended up joining. The Woodland course Holes 8-13 are a real test and all vary and all just as tough. All these holes are tree lined from tee to green, so no margin for error. Not a course where you can hit your driver on every hole as you need to have some good imagination about your game. Sadly there are a couple of poor holes one being the 18th which is very ordinary for finishing hole. The course is mainly woodland and up and downhill in places but a very pleasent place to play golf with stunning views and the members are very friendly. Would recommend to anyone no matter how good you are as it gives a good challenging test to all golfers. Could maybe do with the odd pond on a couple of holes especially the 18th to make it more interesting. Club faclities good and food is excellent. Well worth a visit.
Played this course recently and would suggest if you are a keen golfer you give it a try .The set up is certainly interesting with a fair few dog legs ,some narrow fairways and the odd totally blind hole .First peice of advice is buy a course guide without [as I found out] you are almost playing blind on a number of holes .
Downsides well the course is up and down hill so a lot of buggys get used and with the group in front of us by would be rally drivers ,who even went across the edge of the green and refused as a four ball to give way to anyone.
The other problem is only if like my playing partner you are attached to your driver because a lot holes reqiure a small wood or long iron from the tee for safty .
In short a really nice course .8/10
An Excellent and pleasing course, very well drained with fantastic greens, a real treasure, will be playing more and more afetr our fist experience this week.
A great day out a competatively priced for this area.
We played both the 9-hole Village and 18-hole Woodland courses on a Saturday in July. Apart from the alarming proximity of the driving range to the first hole on the Village course, we found it to be a testing precursor to playing the Woodland course, which is quite simply delightful. As the name suggests, it is set in lovely mature woodland, with many tree-lined fairways. Particular mention should be made of the par-3 3rd hole, with the green set in a quiet woodland glade, and the strength-sapping uphill dogleg par-5 10th, which plays every inch of its 523 yard length. The greens were not short of immaculate, playing slick and true, and the course layout was interesting and varied. The only thing to let down this wonderful course was the locker room facilities - the showers were rather cold, and there was a rather unpleasant aroma eminating from the WC's. Overall though, this is one the best courses we have played, and was suprisingly quiet on the day we played... well worth a visit.
As with the previous poster I have just discovered this course and what an abolute gem! For a very reasonable green fee you get a wonderful round of golf in fantastic settings with some very challenging holes as well as some easier ones. The course is in two parts. The first few are flat, open and fairly easy but then the middle section takes you up into the pine forest with some tight fairways and straight hitting is a must. Some cracking blind holes and one or two tricky doglegs in the woods before you emerge from the forest back onto the parklans style finish. I thought the fairways were cut very long which was a pity but I figure this is purely due to the time of year but the greens were very bobbly and true putting was somewhat difficult.The last few holes perhaps let the course down a bit but really I can't seriously fault this course and would recommend it.
Recently discovered Oak Park and have now played it several times. The 18hole course is fantastic and a real tester for all levels. Great views of the countryside from the 10th. Good greens and the course was not busy when we played in the week. Will definitely be returning.
Played the 9 hole course here which once formed part of the main course . It certainly is a proper course which is well designed ,but I will not be rushing back in a hurry .First I played on a Friday and was charged the weekend rate , was told the course would not be busy but took two and a half hours for my round and finally had to put up with greens that appeared to be laided on sponge . Surrey has better 9 hole courses at better costs or you could play Hurtmore 18 hole for the same monet . 3/10
I HAVE PLAYED AT OAK PARK 5 OR 6 TIMES.
I AM NOW GO TO TAKE MY GOLF SOCIETY THERE
IN JUNE 2001 GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY.
Have played this course 6 times. This course is quite superb - I must congratulate the club on having one of the most well-drained course in all of SE england, still (mid December) in excellent condition without any temp greens.
It is a challenge to any golfer and hole 10-13 can ruin any decent score
Have played this course 3 times, and loved all of them. Picturesq and challenging aspecially at the back of the woodland course. Never crowded and greens have played excellently all 3 times.
Some of the fairways need to mature but this is still a young course. Good facilities and Highly Recommended
A very attractive course with some interesting holes. I have to agree with the previous contributor about some of the back nine holes - quite stunning. It is let down by a 'converted field' feel in places - not a fully mature course as yet but the woodland sections make the course well worth playing.
The four new holes on the back nine in the woods are probably the best consecutive holes in the south east but the course seems to be suffering from poor greens which is ruining a great golf course.
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