6 reviews of Redbourn Golf Club
Played this course in July. Overall the experience was ok. Greens were in good nick. Course was very scruffy and if you were at all off line you had to reload. Practically broke leg looking for ball on 7 : branches hidden in long grass. A potentially good experience marred by poor housekeeping - needs some tlc !
Played here April ,2015 .
Not a course that i would choose to play again .
A bit uninspiring & a long walk round .Not particularly well designed or laid out .The layout goes all over the shop (8 & 9 go around the back of the clubhouse from where you start & 17 goes up a steep hill away from the clubhouse ).There is also a lot of walking between tees & greens .
A few holes are decent (1 ,7 , 9 & 15) but i found the majority fairly bland & unmemorable .Some are a bit silly (the 2nd)& others have approaches to greens where you have to hit between trees which isn't for me. Hard holes were mystifyingly well protected (such as the the uphill 14th ,the 12th & the very long ,uphill par 4 10th has a cross bunker in front of the green ? ) & easy holes (such as the 5th) had little defence .A couple of par 3's felt a bit like flags in fields (4 & 12 ).
Course was reasonably presented although the fairways didn't have an established feel & greens didn't feel top quality although they putted fairly well.
Although we got a deal ,the standard £36 weekday green fee is unrealistic for what you get .
The club & clubhouse had a relaxed feel & the staff were very friendly & welcoming .
We played Redbourn GC today in a society and I must say that the course was very green and overall in very good condition.
The fairways were cut and shaped beautifully but the greens needed some attention, they were too long and the holes were all caved in and not round, when we came in we then found out that it was a Medal day for the members, this seemed to be the talk of the day in the clubhouse and it seemed that it wasnt just me that thought this.
(I would not have been happy to putt on those greens to those holes on a competition day).
Our experience on the day was excellent, the food and the bar facilities were very good, the staff were really friendly and I would like to come back and play Redbourn again when its at its best even though it should be now, we are in June!! (Hopefully next time the greens and the holes will be up to scratch)
Windy day, course took the massive amount of recent rain quite well but was starting to churn up. No temp greens. Used 241 voucher else I think the green fees were a little expensive for mid-week. Lots OOB but not too many trees. Can be wild off the tees on many holes but be ok. We had a course map so we new where we were going to each hole but could be tricky without one. As said before 2nd hole is a strange one and two decent iron shots will be enough for this par 5, as your first shot is blind over a hedge and then you come back on yourself. Nice par 3, about 6 or 7th into secluded green.18th hole nearly killed me as it was into the wind and over 600 yards. Catering facilites were quite good and the staff were friendly. Overall would go back, but there are lots of others courses quite close to this one that i would like to try first.
This course will be more of a challenge in a few years when current trees get a chance to mature.The course relies on use of OOB pegs to make some of the holes more challenging as there is little in way of trees to protect some holes. Some longer than average holes and plenty of room (good for the long but not always straight driver as there is always a chance to play a recovery)but not always utilised in layout, an especially weird 2nd hole which is more easily hit with 2 irons than using driver.
Excellent practice facilities and greens with interesting undulation and excellent condition throughout and with the 2 for 1 offer some good value for money.
Overall the course does not make you think about your shots as much as it could, with more carefully fairway bunkers and as trees mature will become a sterner challenge, still good value for money.
The club has a par 3 9 hole course in addition to the normal 18 hole 'proper' course, and it was on this 3 par course that I played.
By the narure of the beast, a 3 par course is short, but some of the holes were much longer than usual (one approx 220 yards), giving the opportunity to hit some longer shorts durong the game. Fairways and greens in good condition, with plenty of variety - flat, undulating, up hill, downhill. No tree cover to speak of, but the longer holes were wide enough to cater for some of my less accurate shots.
Good facilities to hand - driving range with targets, putting green with bunkers to practice out of, and reasonable food from the bar - just be careful where you try to walk whilst wearing gold shoes!
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