Studley Wood Golf Club
Studley Wood Golf Club, Horton Cum Studley, South East, England, OX33 1BF
01865351144 | Golf course website
5 reviews of Studley Wood Golf Club
I have played here a few times and every time it has been perfect. Everybody is very friendly and all of the staff are very helpful with everything you could possibly ask them and the food there is great! The course just adds to this, the fairways were pristine and there was not a blade of grass out of place. The tee boxes were great and very well looked after. The greens were amazing, they were receptive of approach shots and yet fast when putting but not excessively slow, if I had to compare them to something I would say it was like landing in sand and putting on carpet! They have brilliant practice facilities with a putting green, chipping green and a driving range with grass tees as well as mats. All in all it was one if the best experiences of my life playing at studley wood and I would recommend it to everyone!
Played here in mid june. Greens, fairways and tee boxes in gret condition. Prices are justified as the course played very well. Good variation in layout. Would defiantly play again/
Played Studley Wood for the first time today and was very impressed. Excellent service when checking in at the Pro shop was matched by a very good golf course. The tee boxes in general, the fairways and the greens were all in excellent condition. The layout of the course incorporated many different holes over a range of difficulty. There was no hold ups on the course - excellent management and when required other golfers cheerfully asked us to play through. All in all a very enjoyable experience which I wished had been matched by my golf in the early holes and which makes me very keen to play here again.
Congratulations to all associated with the course.
I read with interest the remarks on Studley Woods website by Paul Mahoney (at the time writing for Fore! magazine but now writing for Golf World) that it had the feel of a wannabe European Tour venue. Judging from the excellent practice facilities, I can understand his opinion. Judging from the course, Im afraid I cant.
It was a shame that the greens had recently been cored because, overall, the course wasnt in bad condition. By and large, though, theres still no getting away from the open parkland feel that characterises so many new layouts. The ancient woodland comes into play on half a dozen or so of the holes, but Studley Wood is still very much a parkland course. Not that theres anything intrinsically wrong with that but, in this case, all the hallmarks of yet another facile American-style parkland experience are evident: large, non-punitive fairway bunkers, the obligatory water hazards, overly-accommodating fairways and so on. You know the story. (see also my reports for Erlestoke Sands, Merrist Wood and Traditions courses with some similarities to Studley Wood).
That said, there are some tighter holes (Par 4s at 3 and 12 in particular) where the wood really comes into play and the par 3s are good fun, if a little too similar to each other. Credit also to the husband and wife team that have obviously worked extremely hard to establish Studely Wood and a pleasantly congenial atmosphere.
My advice, though, is dont believe the hype and, Im afraid, if push comes to shove then the prices charged here (£30 for a weekend twilight round) mean definitely go elsewhere to get better value for your money.
Played in early July and was rewarded by good wheather to go with the fantastic course. USA style greens with large bunkers were some of the best and hardest I've played. Large fairways were protected on nearly every hole by water, sand and trees. You came off the course thinking that was an easy course 'so why didn't I score better?'. Strongly recommended to golfers of all abilities.
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