20 reviews of Ruislip Golf Club
Played Ruislip recently and, as you might expect, the previous comments about being a bit 'boggy' did not apply - in fact, the course was in excellent condition - as good as I've ever seen it.
Not a particularly long course overall, with several sub-300 yard par 4's but it just never seems to play that easy (as least for me....) It was quite a long slow round, not helped by a lot of pairs playing on their own - surely it was obvious that these should have been paired up ?! We joined up with a pair in front and it was a lot more enjoyable.
Practise green and range plus a decent clubhouse house and bar.
I decent, honest course that I will definitely play again.
Have just played the course and what can i say, its in great shape now. Having played it last year it has come on leaps and bounds since then and is looking great nice lush greens bunkers full of sand and great course, and we look forward to playing it again
I can't really argue with this offering. Cost £17 to play 18 holes on a weekday - I'll forgive a lot for that type of value. It's early in the season for me so I was feeling rusty and I started off with 100 balls on the adjacent driving range - very useful, and the cheapest I've ever seen at £4 for 100 balls. The people in the pro shop were very nice (that always makes a difference to me); the other golfers were of mixed skill levels (no pretensions here, everyone's welcome - as a high-ish handi player, I appreciate that). The course was more interesting and better kept than I thought it would be, given the price. I thought it would be a very boring and unattractive straight-up-straight-back type of layout on a flat plane, but there were lots of mature trees and bushes between holes and some nice undulations in the terrain. Fairways were well kept, but some of the greens were very slow indeed - felt a bit like putting on shagpile carpet at times. Finished off nicely with a wholesome and very, very cheap meal in the Fairways Inn. Overall: no arguments here.
i played on a sunday 10/08/08. i found the course in good condition although some of the greens had unrepaired pitchmarks, this due to laziness or sheer ignorance of some of the hackers. the fairways are wide and just inviting you to "open your shoulders up". the greens were also in good condition, although the bumkers could do with a few more rakes. overall i found this course great value for money with the 19th hole facilities excellent with some extremely friendly bar-staff. the only problem was the pro-shop looked like it had been ram-raided with absolutley nothing in there...i couldnt even treat myself to some new titliest!
Played on Dec 9th on a glorious, clear (but dry) day.
I'm loathe to criticise this course as it is unpretentious and inexpensive but (did you know this was coming ?) it was very wet and boggy, even on some of the fairways. On the (admittedly rare) occasions I was in the middle of the fairway, I was having to 'dig' out my 2nd shots, resulting in plenty of spray. Has it really been raining that much recently ? Anything off line, it was an effort to find the ball, and very tricky to recover.
Some of the greens were similarly soft & spongey, leaving some horrendous (unrepaired) pitchmarks. Why don't people tidy up after themselves ?! Lazy sods !
Teeing-off was from the mats, but at least there was only one winter green. Hurrah.
Facilities at Ruislip are good - driving range, good clubhouse & pro shop.
At £18 for weekend winter rates, I'd go back again (after a dry/cold spell !)
Played this course on a hot sunday afternoon. All players should bear in mind this is a public course so several players are rubbish and you wont go quickly around. However our two ball took 3hr 40mins which is okay.
It hadn't really rained for weeks so it was easy to see what parts are cared for. The fairways were rock hard and cracked in several places, but in reasonable condition. Fair enough for public course. The greens were actually very good. They had been watered, which you could tell due to some slightly damn areas in shade. This made us feel drainage is poor and in winter i am sure the greens wont be good. The bunkers hadn't been watered and the sand was poor. Incredibly fine and very hard to work out how to play a shot.
Yes the course is flat (not a problem) and generally wide, but the trees line the course and there is often harsh brush, so you have to stay straight or be in big trouble. Even then there are numerous ditches to avoid on fairways. The greens are well designed (many bunkers straight in front of greens).
Overall : Pretty reasonable for Public course, although at £21 maybe a bit expensive. But wouldn't want to play this in November rains. Great facilities (good food, big bar, pool tables, huge driving range), although small pro shop. Made this a good sunday day out.
Played this course yesterday and although I didn't think it had rained much recently, it was very wet, boggy in some places - some of the greens were very spongey.
It's all off mats this time of year, which is always a pain, but for £10 you can't really complain.
I've played this course in the summer and it's cheap & cheerful.
I played here March 2003. The clubhouse/restaurant/bar was very nice.
I've played on very nice courses in poor conditions and very poor courses in fine conditions. This course was OK on a beautiful day.
I play predominantly on public courses in America and was not used to seeing drainage trenches cutting across the fairways. For me this was an unusual hazard with apparently unique rules of play-winter or summer. On average, the greens were good, fairways were fine. No really memorable geographic features. Although at one point my ball dissapeared completely while rolling up the centre of one of the fairways. It had apparently rolled into a functioning open cup at least 50 yards from the green! Just previous to this shot I had wrappred my 3 wood around the trunk of a tree. Not my fondest hole on the course.
When we wound up on the final few holes I had the distinct impression that I had kind of left the golf course. This wasn't due to hitting the ball out of bounds-I actually hit the pin with a 200 yard drive-but rather with the arrival of tall wire mesh fences and a gravelly playing surface. I thought we had wandered into a car park.
However, the meal and the atmosphere in the clubhouse made up for all shortcomings.
Overall very good value for money, and not overcrowded that weekend.
This course was one of the worst i have played on. The fairways were rock hard and there was no sand in the bunkers. However, the greens were in good condition.
I played this course on a society day. I play a lot of municipal courses as I'm still pretty much a beginner and on the face of what I saw the previous comments were rather harsh. I can't vouch for the drainage situation as the weather had been relatively dry for several weeks. I can vouch for the greens and they were in good condition and so were the fairways. The bunkers were disappointing, rock hard and hardly a rake in site.
There was evidence of over zealous watering on the practice green and on two greens out on the course. You don't expect standing water on the green when the weather has been dry. Maybe the staff could take more care.
I wouldn't say the course was dull, it may not be hilly but as a previous comment states you don't need hills to play golf. One or two holes were too straight perhaps but several presented challenges in other ways.
Overall a pleasant course and a cracking clubhouse for a municipal. I think this place is well worth a visit.
.... following on from my last comment.
The course may have required a pair of flippers and SCUBA gear, but it was still a good morning of golf.
If you don't expect immaculate greens then you won't be dissapointed. Overall it's a gentle parkland course which suits high handicappers such as myself.
Go on, you know you'd rather be playing golf (Anywhere!) than stuck at home or in the office.......
Waterlogged fairways - even after a long period with no rain
Atrocious greens (badly drained and in a dreadful state)
The course is a nice gentle course, but the greens are poor. My playing partner especially has a problem with holes 1 and 2 which seem to have some witchcraft built in such that a score of below 10 becomes impossible
I have played this course a few times, but only as a last resort, the course itself is not to bad, half decent fairways for a municipal but the greens are in a shocking state and can ruin a potentialy good round
Quite a nice course to play if you are a beginner or are trying to get your handicap down. The course does have some tricky holes so it helps if you get to know the course first. Some of the greens are quite small and protected by bunkers. Overall the course was in good condition and made for a nice round of golf. However due to the public nature of the course there were a lot of kids hanging around (found a group vandalising a car !!), which ruined things a bit.
Clubhouse was very nice with a good bar and good food.
I think most of the previous reports were a little hard on poor old Ruislip. Yes it is a little flat but not everyone wants to go mountain climbing when they play golf !! It does get very busy so slow play can be a problem but overall a nice little course that is worth a visit. Not as bad as previously painted.
Although it is a flat course it still provides an enjoyable round. It is easy going and good for the beginner with wide fairways and open greens.
I found that the course was flat but still a challange. I got my handicap down to 15 on that coures.
A Public Golf Course where members consider it a Private Course but it is far from it. Boring and tedious.
This course is a flat and tedious hike full of nondescript holes. I was glad when I had finished.
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