17 reviews of Reigate Hill Golf Club
I was very disappointed in this course. We played last Sunday in the "Twilight" period, which at £25 is very steep. Anyway as I hadn't played this course before i thought it must be good.....it isn't
The course has some ok holes but lacks character on most of the holes. The course also has lots and lots of bunkers but amazingly they are all in very poor condition with very little sand in them in fact some of them that I found were more like compacted mud...
The greens also are not in particularly good condition and not very true in places.
Some holes have massive ground under repair areas which for a young course seems incredible. It doesn't even have the basics like ball cleaners on tees. There are maps on each tee which is good but they dont have any yardage shown some fairly pointless..
overall as you can tell from my review pretty disappointing. There are much better cheaper courses nearby. dont waste your money !
I played today for £15(available Mondays/Tuesdays till end of June). The course failed to reply to my e-mail and then insisted on taking my phone number when I was in the pro shop about to begin my round. It seems someone is giving a bad first impression as everyone else was helpful. Beer was well kept.
I was able to play from the whites but in the current dry spell the course still played short and was generally open from the tee though with some well placed bunkers.
The short holes are tricky - 3 having big changes in elevation and the other a water hazard which should be irrelevant but..
The par 5's have well bunkered greens so attempts to reach in 2 are not necessarily the best option. A second across the lake at the 14th is too tempting not to take on.
No par 4 is over 400yds but well bunkered greens with severe slopes and clever pin positions make most of them interesting and mean a good score on these holes is not as simple as the yardage would suggest.
Greens were very slow being left long because of the dry spell but ran fairly true.
An enjoyable day on what would in my opinion be a really good course for matchplay.
Played on the 18th and the 26th April.
The course is not the tightest you'll ever play but it is a generally pleasant experience incorporating some lovely views.It was also great value for the £10.00 green fee special that was available during April.The 14th par 5 and the 15th par 3 among others, are very,very nice holes indeed and are a good challenge.The bunkers though,as previously mentioned,are in need of an overhaul as there only seems to be about an inch of sand in most of them before you hit a very hard surface underneath. Overall though, a nice course and I would have liked to return in the future.
However, after a very pleasant experience on the 18th of April, the follow up on the 26th wasn't so enjoyable.
Having had a nice breakfast, our group of 4 proceeded to the pro shop to pay our green and buggy fees. It was 40 minutes before our tee time and would give us plenty of time to use the putting green and nets to warm up. We were told at the shop counter, to go away and come back 5 minutes before we were due to tee off! After explaining what our plans regarding practice were and needing the buggy, we were told that the procedure was to report 5 minutes before tee time,pay and pick up the key for the buggy then and that was that. I explained that this hadn't been the case on my previous visit, the week before, but, apparently the staff on duty at that time, should not have allowed us to prepare early and would be reprimanded if found out who they were. I couldn't carry my bag from the car to tee or putting green owing to the fact I am recovering from a recent knee operation, so I needed the buggy to transport my clubs. I have never encountered a golf club with this idea of checking in 5 minutes before tee time and probably never will again.Doesn't this make everything a bit rushed? Feel free to let me know if there are any other clubs with this procedure so I can avoid them.
Apart from this one gentleman, who seemed to be the person in charge at the time, the rest of the staff, especially the staff in the bar restaurant area, are extremely polite and helpful.We also came across some members who were extremely pleasant.
Still, because of this one gentleman, my golfing partners and I will not be returning.
found this little gem of a course in the middle of last year, and have been back twice since and will be returning again in the near future, have always played on the 2 fore 1 scheme so the most i have ever paid is £15 which for a enjoyable round of golf is great value, if you like to smash a driver off the tee you may have to think twice not the longest, but what it lacks in length it makes up for with slopes and well placed bunkers, have always found the staff very pleasent, in fact if it was closer to home i would seriously consider membership.
Played the course today, overnight rain had left the course a bit damp but none the worse for it.
Its an excellent challenge of golf (probably a bit too much for my 28 h'cap) as has been said below it doesnt suit overuse of the big sticks with very penal rough but a good iron shot off the tee often leaves you well placed.
Its a bit 'uphill and down dale' but a buggy for £15 was good value, didnt get chance to check the off couse facilities but someone was having their wedding reception there so it can be bad eh!
Well worth a look.
Have to say I can't see how getting your handicap down to 19 after a year of playing the same course week in, week out is 'conquering' it either. I would suggest that says far more about the ambition of the player than about the course!
Anyway, I played Reigate Hill yesterday and was impressed. It's a decent track. Relatively short, yes, but the greens are small, the rough long, and bunkers well placed, so there's rarely any benefit in bombing it with the big stick. The pins were also tucked away when I played (which very much brought the water into play on 15 and made going for 11 in two a very foolish option).
Overall I felt it was a very good test, most holes ask different questions and you'll need to play many different shots. I particularly enjoyed 7 (par 5 with split fairway that's very reachable if you hit your drive in the right place), 14 (as said previously, a great risk/reward par 5) and 17 (if you're fairly long you can really cut the corner over the OOB and leave a very short pitch in), but I really couldn't pick a poor hole.
A word on the greens - they have obviously been doing some work on them recently but they were running well enough and I certainly couldn't blame them for any of my missed putts! In fact, my only complaints about the place would be the yardage book (which is often inadequate) and a fourball several groups in front that had about 10 groups backed up behind them a few holes in. By the time I got to the 14th fairway I could see them on the 15th green with nobody on 16, 17 or 18. They clearly weren't hackers either and the club really could, and should, do more to police this (though it's very sad that they need to).
Having played this again on the 5/10/07 my opinion has changed. Having only played this course once before in the rain, it dampended my opionions.
I have to say that the course is a much better layout than i first thought and a lot more fun to play. All the Par 3's were thoroughly enjoyable, You are either playing up to the hole or lovely drop down shots with great views. My favourite hole has to be the 14th par 5 where you can either go for the green in 2 over a large pond or the safe 3. The next hole 15th par 3 is ok, but has the potential to be brilliant if only the green was moved further round and tighter to the pond, so the water comes into play more (surely this is a must???)
The only downside i would say is it's distance and the greens were still a little ropey.
In general well worth the money. Nice clubhouse and easy to get too down the M25 or A217
The club website is one of the best i have come across too.
Took out a membership with this place when I first started playing so this was my first real club. First impression of the course was high. It was fun without being too long or difficult but for a newcomer it was great. Within a year however my game had improved, I had got myself down to a 19 handicap and suddenly the course seemed short, too easy and fairly uninspiring. (However, I was playing it week in week out). Reigate Hill did however help my game incredibly as it is a course that you can take on and conquor. It has some lovely looking holes and overall is a nice course and well worth a go, just don't expect too much of a challenge.
Played Reigate Hill on the 25/7/07. I wasn't impressed at the cost. £20 with Green Free vouchers and it was 4pm midweek.
The course is pretty samey, there are a few nice holes on the back 9, drop down par 3, par 5 where your 2nd shot is over the water to get to the green in 2, the par 3 over water after. In general the layout of the course was ok.
Although we have had quite a bit of rain lately, that should have made the conditions that much better, but the greens were in bad condition.
For the value there are much better courses out there.
Played there on fri 18th August in our CM Golf Society. Greens were the best i've played on this year, especially with the dry summer they were still soft and true. Nice tees and varied. Great food friendly staff & a very helpful pro. Looking to join, best value course in the area. Also didn't really notice the M25 noise, maybe as the trees are maturing all the time.
I played on the £15 twilight rate which was very good value for money.
The course is in good condition, the holes are varied and quite challenging, especially the fairly quick contoured greens.
The motorway didn't bother me in the slightest.
The guy in the proshop was very friendly and helpful.
Overall a good golfing experience.
i love this course, no temp tees or greens, staff are very friendly and golf pro will help with any questons, i tend to use 2-1 voucher as i think £32.50 without a bit expensive - greens could be in a bit better condition - has a nice bar and selection of food and doesnt seem to get over crowded- i am enquirying about membership
Played here on Wednesday 04/01/06 (£17.50 each using a Green Free voucher ).
Friendly & helpful welcome .This fairly open contemporary course gets better as it goes on.The first few holes aren't massively inspiring & run close to the M25 .However ,from about the 8th the course picks up & there's an enjoyable run in to the finish.
Very good tightly cut linksy feel fairways , good tees & well protected really fast greens .The greens were almost too fast & with subtle slopes there was no guarantee of even 2 putting from 12 feet.I struggled to cope with the pace for most of the round.
Drawbacks were that the greens could have done with better grass coverage as they're closely cut for speed & the course was a bit muddy & wormcasty in the rough & around the tees .
I came off the 18th having quite enjoyed it & despite a few drawbacks it's not a bad course to play. 6.5 / 10
Decent enough course, lots of bunkers and well maintained greens and fairways but quite short and has a slightly "samey" feel to it. Couple of very good par 5's but half a dozen par 4's let it down slightly. In saying that, however, I played on the 2 fore 1's and for just over £20 you cannot argue with it for value but for £40 I would have been disappointed.
A nicely laid out course with a well equipped clubhouse and helpful and friendly staff. The course was in good condition and while there are a few too many short par 4s there are enough challenges to keep you thinking. A lot of the bunkers are very well placed to catch tee shots. The par 5's are the most impressive holes on the course, all offering potential birdies or disasters. Especially good are the 11th and 14th.
As mentioned in other reviews the M25 is very close. This does feel a bit strange when you first see and hear it but it really only affects 4 or 5 holes. On the back nine you hardly remember it is there.
At £40 on a Saturday it is overpriced but if you can get on as a visitor or on a 2-4-1 it is worth it. I will definitely go back.
Played course on 24th Jan. It was great to see tees and greens all in good condition: not a mat or temporary green in sight. The front nine is on a higher level near the motorway, the back nine is mostly to the south and down at the foot of the downs.
12 and 8 are fun to play with a significant drops down to bunker guarded greens. I was killed by the bunkers on the 6th. The 14th and 15th are a par 5 and par 3 around the lake.
3 through 7 are tainted by the sight, sound and smell of the M25. You can see this course from the motorway - on the south side between junctions 8 and 7.
A nice course, especially with the 2 fore 1 voucher. I hope to play again
Lining up puts to the sound of cars roaring by on the M25 is not my idea of golfing utopia. This visual and audio intrusion is only prevalent on 5 holes however and the remainder of the course was a joy to play. Excellent tees and undulating greens with challenging bunkering throughout. Highlights included the panaramic views on 11th and 12th and the card wrecking par 5 14th which skirts the lake
Possibly too short for the longer hitters, but worth the visit with 2 for 1 vouchers
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