13 reviews of Southwood Golf Course
Real good course for the value you might find on the net. The course it self is not the hardest but each shot needs to be thoughtful as trees/bunkers are well placed which makes the not so long holes pretty difficult.
The greens are the best in the business, green and no bobbles in the time of year it is expected, they are much better than at Pine Ridge.
Good course and a good challenge for a mid handicapper.
I am a member at this course and as a Junior it is just £25 for the year with NO added green fees. I think it is a great course and the clubhouse is excellent service for juniors as well as adults. The only slight drawback is the cost for adults' membership at something like £650 at least but green fees are so low I wouldn't bother just pay the it each time!! Great course and fantastic value for money
I played today for just £7 booked on the internet and was allowed to tee off earlier as the 1st tee was free. While few of the holes are really challenging most are interesting. Some short par 4's offer good birdie chances. There is no bar to using the white tees
The greens were excellent which, taken together with the ridiculously cheap green fee, made the trip very worthwhile. I was told by some members that the course gets very wet in the winter so I would recommend a visit in the next 3 months & before they realise the green fee is far too low.
This is a parkland course with a lot of mature trees lining most fairways. 14 holes are on ones side of a road and the last 4 on the other. The overall distance is quite short, but it is not as easy as it may seem from looking at the card due to narrow fairways and well placed bunkers.
Several of the short par 4's are in range of a good drive, the 17th in particular encourages an attempt to drive to the green as a lay up shot looks equally as hazardous. The only let down hole on the course is the 18th which is a bland pitch and putt par 3 (unless off the competition tee which gives a significant increase in difficulty).
For a municipal course it was in excellent condition with the greens being some of the best I have come across, and the bunkers well maintained, though the fairways could give difficult lies in unrepaired divots.
Good value for money golf.
I like Southwood. It's actually my local course (I live in the same town), though I've not played here for a while before returning for two rounds in quick succession. Both times, the course played very nicely. The greens are in superb condition, fast, tricky, but with no worry about bobbling all of the place.
It's not the toughest course I've ever played, but there is a certain amount of challenge if you stray off the straight and narrow. If you do, balls are mostly findable and usually even playable. There's not too much to worry about in terms of planning a hole (course management) - belt it and go get it will usually work, though there are a couple of holes that are tricky and quite long for their par score. The new layout, starting over the road, is so much better now and the final four coming back to the clubhouse are a real treat. I'm especially pleased the erstwhile drainage problems around the 17th have been resolved. This is a very nice hole, driveable par four, but don't get cocky or you'll lose balls!
I'll be back to play Southwood more often. A good, enjoyable round, with reasonable challenge at a fair price. Can't ask for better than that.
A pleasant enough course that I try and play a couple of times a year.
It's not particularly long, so they keep the fairways pretty narrow (well, too narrow for me !). A couple of the fairways have whacking great trees in the middle of them, just to keep things interesting. The bunkers are well kept and the greens nice and true. I'm not convinced of some of the distances on the scorecard though !
They have a starter here (the only place I've ever played where they do) which keeps things nice and punctual.
The off-course facilities are good also.
£20 for a round at the weekend is good value for money.
I have played this course many times before and I have enjoyed every single round that I have played there. The facilities are up-to-scratch and the greens are well kept. The course provides a variety of bunker positions and the tee-off areas are in very good condition, although the they do not use grass tee-off areas in the winter which is not so good. In general the course is a very good course for a beginner / mid-range handicapper.
i am a mid handicap player and am grateful for the challenge this public course provides.a thumbs up to the ground staff as i played the course in the last week and now the last four holes have been changed to bring you home just outside the clubhouse.well done to all are involved with a truley proffesinal(public course).
I've played the course four times and enjoy it enough to make it a weekly event from now on. I play early on Saturday mornings so I don't see too much congestion although last week we were stuck behing a group with no regard for anyone else on the course, taking trollies onto greenaprons and stopping for a chat on the green before moving on etc.
The first hole is a challenge with distance and accuracy necessary off the tee if there's to be any chance of making par. The second, third and fourth are all interesting holes but the course opens out, and the golfer is invited to open his shoulders after crossing the road to the fifth. The course is very well maintained and has variety with undulations, bunkers, dog legs and a little water. The distance is not too great to frighten a high handicapper but will present it's own challenges to those who decide to take the 'Sevvy route' on some of the holes. It's a good course on which to develop your game and it has that secret ingredient that makes youwant to come back for more.
I have played this course twice 1st in June and 2nd at the end of September.The 1st time I played the course I thought it excellent. The 2nd time I thought it soggy, especially the first 4 holes.The ground staff had put in a temporary hole.A short par 3 because the par 4 3rd was under water.The rest of the course across the road was not too bad.Good value pay and play golf but play it after some dry weather this should ensure an excellent round of golf.
Just a note of warning if you play this course at this time of year expect to lose shots and balls on the front 9. The grass off the fairway and even close to the greens is uncut and about 6 inchs long,it cost me 8 shots and a score well below my handicap .On the plus side the back 9 holes are fine the greens are firm and good and they serve real ale .
But please Southwood do something about the early rough .
I am a junior member at Southwood golf course and it is always in brilliant condition and with my junior membership being only £100 for unlimited golf all year it is exellent value for money.
I played last week end and the course was in beautiful condition. Some of the best greens in the area. Excellent value for money being only 15.50 week end green fee. Good friendly atmosphere in the Club House and a well stocked Pro Shop. Although no driving range there are good practice facilities :-\r\nchipping green, practice bunkers, putting green, and large grass areas for 4 - 9 irons
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