18 reviews of Stoke Park Club (Home of the Stoke Poges Golf Course)
I played here last weekend with some friends and was really impressed. The course and facilities are easily amongst the best you will see in the UK. It is very grand and the staff make you feel very welcome. I felt the course was good although it felt quite a bit newer than I was expecting.
The condition of the course was first class and the greens were true and fast. My only gripe with the whole round was slow play, I guess it was the time of day and perhaps people were playing a bit more leisurely than us.
All in all it is a great place and worth 4 stars.
Very good layout and great greens, very true and quick, which is always nice!
Nice grass driving range and large putting green.
True test of golf, if you shoot your handicap you have played well!
Would highly recommend!
I was lucky enough to enjoy a round at Stoke Park this weekend and having not been there in years I was excited to see if the course was as good as I remember from my junior golf days. Thankfully it was and the 18 holes we played (the Colt and Alison nines) were a delight.
The wind was incessant but if you were able to keep the ball on the short stuff there are plenty of scoring opportunities. A good mixture of short par 4s and reachable par 5s are complemented by some tougher holes where par is a really good score. One thing I did remember about Stoke was the quality of the greens and I am glad to report they are still top class. Miss a putt on these slick surfaces and you know it it your fault!
Missing the fairways in the wrong place can lead to a disaster thanks to some areas of rough that are knee deep and as thick as can be...however if you think your way around the course only really poor shots will wind up in the cabbage.
All in all the golfing experience at Stoke Park remains top class and the clubhouse is as grand and enchanting as ever! Thoroughly recommended for anyone looking to spend the weekend playing golf in or around London.
I enjoyed a fantastic round up at Stoke Park this weekend, with the course in magnificent condition, and the setting even better!
The venue itself is steeped in history, and has provided the backdrop for some famous cinema moments, most notably Goldfinger and Layer Cake, and the drive up to the main building is superb. To call it a clubhouse would be doing it a huge disservice, it is a grand old building that provides a great backdrop at various points on the way round.
We were playing the original 18 holes (although the new 9 also looked fantastic) and the greens were amongst the best I have ever seen, very true and very quick, with some extremely tough pin positions.
The real standout hole was the par 3 7th, that was the inspiration for the 16th at Augusta, made all the better by almost sinking a 65pt putt up and across the slope of the green, leaving a 6 incher for par!
Overall we really enjoyed our round, and I now would love to go back to take on the other 9 holes!
Stoke Park is one of my favourite places to play golf. All 27 holes are lovely and if you play the course in the summer you are in for a treat. It is a bit pricey but if you get the chance to play here just the once you should take it. The greens are the best I have ever pleyed on...so slick and true it is beyond belief!
The clubhouse is an impressive place as well and as a total package Stoke Park has it all for a weekend golf break.
Cant wait to go back.
Played orignal 18 holes on a sunny May afternoon. Course looks fantastic and greens were like velvet - large, fast and difficult. The tee off from the front of the hotel is pretty special with wide open fairways but plenty of bunkers. Plays longer than the par 71 might suggest with lots of water, bunkers, rough and trees. Conditions were excellent. Not impossible but a good test probably aided by good weather.
Practise facilities were also good as long as the weather is OK. Driving range between two fairways and aiming at a monument is a bit strange but no mats is nice - a real chance to play off grass. A series of other pitch and bunker areas are dotted between the trees - again you have to cross fairways. Putting green immediately outside of hotel.
The downside - the price. £140 for turn up punters, £100 for hotel guests - eye watering even with a free pencil! For a championship course perhaps but Stoke Park is no better than many local courses, and even with the price it was busy with club members. Nice to have ticked it off but not one to return to.
Played the final nine holes which are the newest part of the course. Not bad - the quality of the course was excellent for March and the greens were even and smooth. Not as difficult as i expected if you can get good drive away.
Price - even for a hotel resident as i was were eye watering - £42 or almost a fiver a hole. But you pay for the name and the location.
If you get a chance to play this course with a member or through some kind of deal don't miss it! It is like time has stood still and the beauty of the surroundings and the course will take your breath away. The fairways and greens are fantastic and the par 3's are very challenging. Not worth the full price perhaps but otherwise a treat!
It may be expensive, but who cares when you can play a round of golf like this. Ive been a member for 4 years and i've loved every moment. After playing 1 round here, your overall game improves, and i have represented the junior team for 3 years now. Course is always in great condition, and give every player of every skill challenging holes.
This place is wonderfull if a little pricey,everything is done to perfection,the pro shop is very very helpfull,the hotel an experience.More courses locally should aspire to be like this one,perhaps competition would lower the cost,play with a member if you can.
The car park has the best collection of members cars you are ever likely to see,better than the Motor Show
I have played the Old course many times but only recently played the latest nine holes. This is very well designed with some interesting and great looking holes. They have created areas of long rough right up to the edge of the green US open style, which is ok but doesn't always work on a heavily played course (which this is) as it can look untidy. The recent and continual improvements to the Old course are great, especially the bunkering. No question there are some fantastic holes to be found out here. Criticisms? Well sure it is overpriced but like the West at Wentworth, who can blame them when the demand is there. I would suggest they think about the possibility of cutting the rough way back to about an inch. I know it would mean less punishment for the wayward shot but they have plenty of other hazards and it would look more like a classic English parkland course and much neater.
I'm lucky to have played here, a friend of mine having been a member which means it was affordable at £45 a round. Not sure I would cough up £100+ for a single round here. Still, that aside, the course is beautiful (not so much the "19-27th" holes) and some of the holes really are special (7th, 11th, 12th). The Clubhouse is probably the most amazing golf clubhouse I will ever have the privilege to visit. Recommended (with a member!!)
Harry Colt CH Alison would be distressed at the redesign of his 15th and 16th; these modern style holes stick out like a sore thumb. And way too many new saplings have been planted adjacent to fairway bunkers. In twenty years many of the fairway bunkers will have lost any strategic merit.
Still there are some fine holes at Stoke Poges, the best being 4,5,7,8,10,12,17.
A good course with great greens but far too expensive and not value for money. If you get a freebie its well worth a visit but no value for £180 !! Try Woburn instead and play both courses for £150
Fantastic club house. The best greens I have played on, and the 350 acres of parkland scenery are breathtaking.
Greens are in superb condition although fail to hold a long iron approach...nice course but beware the cost !!! the cost quoted above must be for winter specials...summer prices almost double!
Excellent greens. The par three number 7 will remind you of number 12 at Augusta. Good Track.
FOR INFO\r\nYou are missing the last digit on the fax number it should read \r\n01753-717181.\r\nIn 1964 the famous golf scene from the Bond movie 'Goldfinger'\r\n(Sean Connery & Odd Job) was filmed at the Club,\r\nIn 1997 the Bond film 'Tomorrow Never Dies' was filmed here.\r\nWe were voted golf Club of the Year in 1996.\r\nWe will be opening an additional 9 holes to recreate the 1908, \r\n27 hole course designed by Harry Shapland Colt.\r\nThe Clubhouse is over 50,000 sq.ft. and was built in 1795, it \r\nis a Grade I listed building\r\n\r\nYours \r\n\r\nC M King\r\nManaging Director - SPGC
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