9 reviews of Porters Park Golf Club
Played this course last Sunday, due to member policy we couldn't tee off until 3.30pm, price was £30 which we thought was quite fair.
The course itself was really good fun, a lot of quirky holes and a few long par fours. We were quite surprised how up and down the course was but it made it even more interesting. The greens were in excellent shape considering most courses are doing their core-holing about now.
We finished quite late but the young barman stayed open for us which was nice of him as everyone else had left !
We will definitely play here again, a little gem of a course.
Great golf course, should be rated top handful in the county. Condition was impressive given the recent wet weather, greens rolling nicely and fairways drained well. Particularly liked the par 4 8th hole and long 16th. A good mix of holes and some strong par 4s to test your game. Strong finishing hole and a friendly clubhouse feel. Well worth playing and I intend on making a return visit during the summer months.
The first thing you notice about Porters Park is that it is verdant. And this is in the middle of an October following a summer unprecedented for lack of rainfall and on a course where all the streams and brooks had run dry. Clearly, the members value their course because the Club's water bill must be huge!! Even so, one might have expected some duff lies on the fairways. But no, my experience did not bear that out - and the rough was of reasonable height so as not to elongate the search that can become such a bore. The greens had been given their share of water and their 'keepers had ensured that they were both receptive to a quality second shot in and evenly-paced when putting. I felt that a bold putt would not be punished too severely if it missed! All-in-all, this is a delightful parkland course very well-worth playing.
Brilliant parkland course only 12 miles from London and about 25 minutes by train from St Pancras.
Even though the first is short it is still tricky,then it gets harder and harder with placement,length and accuracy all needed,streams and bunkers are well placed to catch any errant shots.We played in May 2006,the rough was not high but tricky,the greens were magnificent and with a howling wind causing chaos.
Great facilities,very pleasnat pro shop who could have not been more helpfull,bar staff after the round very welcoming and affable.
A must play
Lovely course would love to play it again and again. Very hill and quite long. I have played harder courses but it was very challenging as it has ditch that runs across the course. The par 3s are tricky. The 6th which is a par 3 is extremely hard you only have one option which is to make sure you get your ball on the sloping, elevated green which is guarded by bushes, trees and some very hard bunkers. Excellent course. Probably the best parkland course i have played.
Beautifully located traditional golf club and course. Not cheap at £42.00 but probably reasonable value for within the M25.
Played as a 2 ball on a Friday morning, with about a 30 minute wait for a 'ball in the chute' start but as 2 balls only on the course we made rapid progress round the 18 (not least as the 'gentlemen' behind used us as target practice on most par 4s and 5s). Clearly a member who needed a lesson in etiquette, don't you just love them?
First hole is a bit of a mickey mouse par 4 - 230 yards? But then the course gets going with lovely scenic parkland, some fantastic tees and everything in great condition. Not hugely challenging but extremely pleasant.
Played the course for the first time as one of a small society (around 20 people). The course was in immaculate condition with tees, fairways and greens all very well presented.
There are a good number of holes where the tee-shot is very inviting with the majority of holes being very attractive.
I'm an (average) 18 handicapper and this was the first time I have played a round with the same ball. This bore out the fact that the course, whilst challenging, is reasonably fair.
Certainly a course I would love to play again.
We Played Porters Park in Feb, when a lot of other courses were shut. The course was in very good condition for the time of year and the amount of rain there had been. The layout of the course is that of a classic old English parkland course. Accuracy of the tee and not length is important. Excellent par three's - again tricky but not long. I will defniatly going back to enjoy more of Porters Park in the summer .
Found the clubhouse atmosphere very freindly and welcoming .
Highly Recommend this course .
If you enjoy traditional Parkland courses this is a must, always in great condition from tee to green. Premium on accurate iron play most greens are elevated so if you miss the green you will be playing a tough little up and down. All the holes are good but it has some great par three's.
The only down side is that the clubhouse can be quite stuffy and old fashioned in its approach to non members.
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