Oakland Park Golf Club
Oakland Park Golf Club, Chalfont St. Giles, South East, England, HP8 4LW
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10 reviews of Oakland Park Golf Club
Played this course again after a break of a couple of years and was happy to find it still in excellent condition and well maintained.
As previous reviews have mentioned, it IS a short course (7 par 3's !) but it is a very pleasant, pretty course nevertheless.
The atmosphere IS a little 'traditional' (ie: stuffy...) but has a good pro shop, an excellent club-house and even manage to squeeze in a little driving range.
They take 2-fore-1 vouchers after noon on weekends, so the course fee was £31-00 per pair.
Give it a go !
A short course, but one which is nice to play. To be honest, I don't think anyone with a handicap below 18 could hack being a member as there simply isn't the challenge offered, but as a nice day out on a fat course, where you have to fiddle the ball round rather than use brute strength, this is OK.
Nice looking clubhouse which has an upstairs level, also good to see a well stocked pro-shop and a driving range to warm up. This place has potential for averege golfers, or those just learning the game, as it is a nice, relaxing setting and a pretty area of the countryside.
Having a few rare hours to spend last Saturday afternoon I popped down to try this course,and I have to say pretty glad I did.
The twilight green fee was only 17.00,giving me plenty of time to get around before nightfall.The course is short but loses nothing for it,given it was my first visit you need to get your bearings as quite a few doglegs and it is not alway advisable to get the big dog out.The fairways were in first class condition and considering this is a fairly new course the greens were true if a little slow.
It may not suit everyone granted,but it is flat and a very easy walk and given the area that it is in good value.The staff in the pro shop were very helpfull and the clubhouse looked clean and tidy,I noticed that they are being proactive enough to offer a "gatweway to golf " membership which basically offers you 50 rounds or therabouts for 500.00 which seems terrific value.
I think most people who play this course, as a visitor, will agree with most of my comments to follow:-
Firstly the course:
We started on the driving range, which although not wide - long enough for most.
The course played very well considering it is October and we have had a lot of rain recently. Although not long (see the card) there were some interesting holes and with excellent greens. The course is also very pleasing to the eye as you make your way round. Trees, water and sand are placed very well to make it slightly challenging, but not difficult. You can easily score here if you're on your game of course.
All in all, a very good and enjoyable short course.
Firstly, we were greeted by one of the employees in the club shop whose first comment was to suggest my friend tuck his shirt in as it is course rules.
While on the course, a member playing in a 4 ball thought it necessary to march 30 yards or so from their tee to ask my friend to tuck his shirt in as it was course rules. Now, my friend was not looking like a shabby chav, only his shirt had come out slightly wile we were on the putting green as it was little short.
Now when we completed our round, we changed our golf shoes and went to go for a relaxing beer in the clubhouse. But, before getting anywhere near the clubhouse entrance we were again stopped and asked if we could be helped. After stating that we were going to have a beer, they asked that we change our shoes (we were wearing shoe like trainers which were obviously not good enough). I informed the gentleman that we only had our golf shoes in the car, to which we aware informed we would not be able to go into the clubhouse in those but would be able to sit outside and drinks be brought out to us!
Now, I fully understand that clubs have rules and dress codes, but the overall feeling here was that the tone and attitude used towards us (as we were not members) was less than favourable. They did seem to be very happy to take our cash though for the round.
A final comment, would be that I am not here to slate everyone we encountered at the club. Most people we came across were very nice as you would expect. On the last hole a gentleman landed his second shot on the green only 2 feet away from me, but was more than apologetic and disgusted with himself for not checking round the dogleg right corner her had just sent is shot over. So I would still recommend this course to anyone, but would hope that the staff (and some members) would be a little more friendly to the visitor.
I have played here several times in the last year and it is a lovely little club/course, tucked away in Chalfont St Giles.
Although it is a little expensive (they DO take 2-fore-1 vouchers), you can tell where the money is going - the fairways are lush, greens immaculate and bunkers full of soft sand !
The course is very short (5000 yards off the yellows), but with some lovely feature holes.
I would heartily recommend it !
Played on Sunday 3rd October 2004.
T'd off at 8.40ish and found that the club was not to busy - which makes for a relaxing game on a Sunday morning.
The Course is very well maintained, some difficult shots and marshalled very well! . The layout of the course is very well designed and the atmosphere is great.
After the game we were in the mood for a roast which was not on the menu- the Chef kindly prepared a lovely roast for us ! The Staff were very freindly and profesional.
I would very strongly recommend a game at this club !!
Played here Monday 13th September and whilst we initially commenced play in the rain it soon brightened up and the course then played very well. Neat, tidy, well maintained and well presented course, albeit short from the yellow tees - just under 5,000 yards. However this made you think on the tees rather than hit and hope. I have never played a par 4 with a wedge, then sand wedge then two putts before. Very new experience. Worth a vist when passing.
Its a great course - short (par67)and level but tight - if you are a wayward golfer beware. The driving range is now fully opened (with traffic lights). The club house is small and the changing rooms are tiny but the atmosphere is fantastic and you will receive an excellent welcome from staff and players alike. Ladies have equal rights and as there are 214 lady members you can all be assured of a great day out. There's several water holes (some with very little water thanks to the fantastic dry weather and the usual amount of sand. The important thing is to play the course and enjoy it.
judy o'keeffe (lady vice captain)
Nice surroundings, fair practice putting green, driving range does not allow driving, only iron pratice which is for saftey for those on 1st fairway. Overall the course is challenging, not very tiring as it's short in distance to many other courses. If you stick to the fairways it should result in some high scoring.
A great little course, especially for golf societies. Very attractive and even though there are 7 par 3's it is still a good challenge. Big hitters may be tempted to try and reach some of the shorter par 4's with their tee shots, but danger lurks. Accuracy is required.
There is a small driving range for a quick pre-round practice, but beware the players on the 1st fairway.
The club house is also attractive, with a nice patio area for drinks at the 19th hole after your round. The staff are very friendly and the food is great.
Definitely worth a visit. I've been back a few times.
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