Sherfield Oaks Golf Club

Sherfield Oaks Golf Club, Hook, South East, England, RG27 0HA

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22 reviews of Sherfield Oaks Golf Club

Played the Waterloo course on a friday afternoon.We had the course to ourselves. Great condition & great value (£14.50) on a 2 for 1 with Open Fairways

Posted by tony j on 09/08/2010
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Sherfield Oaks is a newer complex that is now part of The Crown Group and as such is a popular and well run proprietory club. An attractive entrance and a well designed timber clubhouse, changing area and shop, it is all very functional and with an extensive practise area close by as well. I played the slightly longer Wellington course on a hot sunny June afternoon and was lucky to find it quiet as there is nothing worse that a singleton playing behind two or three fourballs. The first is a dogleg Right through a narrow avenue of trees but then it is over a side road into the course proper and thence no more problems with trees and the like, unless you are very wayward though, and you are into the bulk of the course, this being easy walking typical modern slightly "American" style of course. Sensibly, the heavy rough is way off the beaten track and there are very few areas where time consuming ball hunting is neccesary in heavy rough, something most vistors hate. There is a good selection of holes, mone the same, and nowhere is there a feel of "up and down",......there are some short nearly drivable par 4's, and there are some zonking long par 5's where attrition counts, the 561 yard 15th being the longest.
After a long dry spell, the fairways were hard and getting brown in places, but the bounce was fair and true, and there were well defined and manicured. The greens, very true, very attractive and very well looked after, and the bunkers, seemed OK, but luckilly didn't visit too many of them. I am probably a wee bit biased as I had one of those rounds of my life, a Gross 77 off 12 hcap, wow, might come here again....and there was no cheatin or mulligans! - Honest guv!
Cannot really fault the place, the course was very playable, the welcome and clubhouse very acceptable, ............will try the other course next time

Posted by David Thomas on 01/07/2010
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One of the most enjoyable days golf I have ever had. Played the Wellington course. Some holes easy and some hard. Course in great shape, tees, fairways, bunkers and greens. Only thing I would say is "members, replace your divots and repair your pitchmarks" And thanks to Jim who I joined after three holes until the end.

Posted by Brian Ayres on 20/07/2009
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I'm a member of a local club - only 2 miles away and built on a clay base. Why then can Sherfield remain open, in good shape in the winter months and always on main greens (no temps) when my course seems always to be on temps?
The Waterloo course is a little shorter but tighter. The Wellington is longer but with more room.
A nice course, good Pro Shop,decent practice round and seemingly well run.

Posted by Alex Behenna on 26/02/2009
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I played Sherfield Oaks after the snow had been and found it in very good condition. It was the only course in the area that was open and I had never played here before. I am a member of another local course but after the experience I have had here I have now enquired about membership.
The course was in great condition considering the snow in the previous week and the food I had was off their specials board and was fantastic.
I found the staff very helpful and can’t wait to come back.
I will certainly be recommending this course to my other member friends.

Posted by Matt Edwards on 14/02/2009
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Having recently played and reported on the Wellington course I have now had the opportunity to play the Waterloo course.
The two course have a very similar feel being mainly open, flat parkland.
The Waterloo is 3 shots shorter than the Wellington, but makes up for it with extra difficulty, particularly in the tightness of some tee shots avoiding ditches and trees. The stroke index 1 5th hole is a short par 5, but an underhit drive will reach a ditch and a really creamed drive will reach another ditch.
Only cost £8 on a weekday discount offer through direct golf. Excellent value at that price

Posted by Ian Thomas on 31/12/2008
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Played the Wellington course, which was very busy on the day as the Waterloo was having heavy maintenance.
A pleasant open, parkland course with a few large trees, ditches and the odd pond. Not exceptionally easy, but nothing really scary, except possibly the prospect of pushing your teeshot right on the 7th.
Several of the par 4's have a certain sameness feeling to them. The par 5's are the pick of the holes.
Pleasant clubhouse, but they could do with a halfway house for a comfort break as once out on the course as you don't get back anywhere near the clubhouse until the 18th.
Only cost £9 on a weekday discount offer through direct golf. Excellent value at that price.

Posted by Ian thomas on 22/09/2008
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Played the Waterloo course on a Saturday and was most impressed. Fairways especially impressive and the whole course was very well manicured and a credit to the greenkeepers.
A good mix of different holes with the 10th only a mid length dead straight Par 4 but one of the narrowest fairways I've seen for a while, complemented by the 11th, a sweeping dog-leg, then the 12th, a par 3 that played into the wind requiring a well struck 3 iron. The 14th is a very tricky test as the tee shot is semi blind and even the short par 3's bring water into play.
£31 for a weekend green fee represeneted good value for money and am looking forward to playing here again.

Posted by Robert Wigmore on 02/07/2007
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we just had a 36 hole day we played the Wellington in the morning course was in Great condition.
We played the Waterloo after lunch same again the course is in Great condition.
The food was really nice
I shot 75 and 69 cant wait to come back next year.

Posted by Dave Hurley on 13/06/2007
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I am a member at wentworh golf club and i wanted to see how other clubs where run. so i went to other regions and i played the waterloo course and it was very nice. I had a good challenge but i thought the holes could be a bit longer.
My fav hole is the 6th as it is a long par 5, the drive has to go between two trees. it is easily parable. The off course facilities are ok. the driving rang is a bit of a down point.

Posted by Ronald Van Winckle on 12/12/2006
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same as last report only really remember 1st and 18th.The rest of the course was very good and challenging with alot of variety for all handicap levels.

Posted by paul edwards on 15/01/2006
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I played the Wellington a few days back, and to be honest I wasn't too impressed. Yes, the course is in great condition, but it's not a course where you come off remembering many of the holes you've played. I think the 1st and the 18th are through trees, but the remainder are very open and very forgetable.
At £24 a round (midweek), there are a lot of better courses around for the money.
I did play the Waterloo course a year or so ago, and I would suggest that anyone playing Sherfield should play that one. It's much nicer.

Posted by Nev Smith on 21/10/2005
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I have played both the Wellington & the Waterloo more than once and have had a wonderful challange every time, both are in wonderful condition and the greens and fairways immaculate a real credit to the ground staff. Fave hole has to be the 15th on the Wellington course. would recommed these to anyone.
Don't know anyway esle near London where you can play allday for less the £30.00.

Posted by Nicola Kelly on 30/09/2005
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In the last month I've played both the Wellington and Waterloo Courses at Sherfield Oaks and find them both enjoyable. Between the two, at the present time (it's early August, so the semi-rough grass is not nice to escape from, let alone the deep stuff!), in my opinion the Waterloo Course plays the most difficult. Despite being the shorter of the two courses, the fairways seem a little tighter, and for the longer hitters, club selection off the tee is crucial.
Highlights would be: the 12th on the Wellington, a Par 4, only 252 yards from the yellow tees, birdie time! The long Par 5, 5th on the Wellington, tee-shot over a blind hill, deep rough to the left, trees to the right. 12th on the Waterloo, Par 3, 204 from the back tees, long iron approach over pond to the front-left. And finally, the Par 5, 15th on the Wellington, long accurate tee-shot required to get even close to the green in two, OOB to the left, large oak tree around 280 yard in the middle of the fairway gives you a challenge!!
Very good facilities too, nice pro-shop, putting green and changing/shower room available. They could do with a proper driving range as the practice area has limited space. Buggies and trolleys available too, so no slow play to hold you up!
I would recommend either course to anyone who fancies a challenge. The course is still quite young, so when it's windy certain holes will have no cover, but when the trees grow-up, they'll offer a completely different challenge!

Posted by Mike Henry on 02/08/2005
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Played The Wellington course yesterday. It's a very new layout to compliment the existing Waterloo course, which I believe has been in use for a year or two.
This club is now part of the Crown Group, who have taken over the American Golf chain. The parent company are keen to provide decent golfing facilities and seem to be pumping the readies into many of their 32 clubs.
The signs are good for this venue as the course is a good layout, but it is currently very open.
When it matures it will be much more enjoyable and testing. Will have to play the white tees next time.
There's loads of ditches cris crossing the course but many of them are dry and don't present much of a hazard - but there are a few small lakes here and there - so beware.
The course was very quiet when I played, so if this is the norm then you're in for a hassle-free round here.
The greens are on the slow side, but they are consistent and true, so that's not a problem.
Overall, a decent outing, and I feel a return there later to play the Waterloo course as this venue is quite near to where I work.

Posted by Kevin Robinson on 23/03/2005
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I played the longer Wellington in late August and was impressed by the facilities and the friendly staff. The course was reasonably well kept and the greens were consistent, contrary to other reviews I found that the driver was an option off the tee on most holes and despite the presence of water on some holes I rarely found myself troubled or concerned with it. I felt the last three holes were a touch easy and quite conservatively designed.
Overall a good course but better value can be had at other local courses

Posted by Stuart Graham on 05/09/2004
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Played the longer Wellington course. Fantastic condition of tees, greens and fairways. Interesting and challenging holes, tough rough (long) so accuracy important. Excellent value for money. Nice clubhouse and putting green. Would like to play again.

Posted by Richard Peevor on 28/06/2004
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Ive played on both courses and they have been great to play on. The Wellington course is longer so it was harder but i prefer it to the Waterloo. The practice green is also well kept and is just the right size. The greens are fast all round the course. The best hole on the Waterloo course is probably the 17th or 18th as you are hitting up to the clubhouse and they are both testing dog legs. I think both courses are kept in excellent condition and i will certainly play there again in the near future.

Posted by Dan Vickers on 24/06/2004
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played the wellington course 07/05/04 and was really impressed with the fairways,greens and tees.they were in excellent condition!the course was well laid out,with meandering fairways to keep your driver in the bag on a lot of the holes.the par 5 on the 2nd nine was my favourite.a long sweeping fairway with a great feel to it.i must admit the greens were very hard to keep a ball on.it took us until the 7th hole to master the speed.fortunately the edges of the greens were perfect for chip and runs.good value for money with the greens being very true,the staff were very friendly and the course relatively quiet.going to try the favourite of the 2 courses on offer this weekend-the 69 par waterloo course.apparently its better than the wellington(72 par)?!!!

Posted by Tucker Craig on 26/05/2004
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played the wellington course 07/05/04 and was really impressed with the fairways,greens and tees.they were in excellent condition!the course was well laid out,with meandering fairways to keep your driver in the bag on a lot of the holes.the par 5 on the 2nd nine was my favourite.a long sweeping fairway with a great feel to it.i must admit the greens were very hard to keep a ball on.it took us until the 7th hole to master the speed.fortunately the edges of the greens were perfect for chip and runs.good value for money with the greens being very true,the staff were very friendly and the course relatively quiet.going to try the favourite of the 2 courses on offer this weekend-the 69 par waterloo course.apparently its better than the wellington(72 par)?!!!

Posted by Tucker Craig on 26/05/2004
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Played the newer Wellington Course, albeit off the Yellow Tees. Nice layout with generous fairways, which in parts were pretty wet following a downpour the previous day. The greens are the highlight, being extremely smooth and true for the time of year.
Decent food in a nice clubhouse followed.
Will be back.

Posted by Andrew Davidson on 28/03/2004
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Less than a year old and in great condition. They will have 36 holes this August and will change the layout of the existing course and create another as well. First few holes are very open but are not indicative of the rest of the course. Tees and greens are superb, although the greens are very firm which makes it difficult to carry the ball to the green and stop it. Best holes are the 13th which is a par 5 which dog-legs right. Your tee off with a bunker on the left and OOB on the right. Your shot to the the green has a lake in view on the front/left but there is a bail out area on the right. Built on mostly farmland they have managed to make the most of the mature trees to create a beautiful course and I only hope that the new 18 holes will be as appealing.

Posted by Richard Hobson on 04/04/2003
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