Sunbury Golf Club
Sunbury Golf Club, Shepperton, East of England, England, TW17 8QA
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31 reviews of Sunbury Golf Club
Played here June ,2016 .(£11.50 using 2 fore 1)
Fairly short but enjoyable course .Turned out to be better than i was expecting .
Easy walking .Nice condition , particularly the greens .
Slight shortcomings were that the fairways went straight into primary rough with no first cut & the bunkers were in average condition ,some with weeds in them .Basically ,all the bunkers need to be raked a few times to get them back up to spec.I understand they had greenstaff shortages in the recent past so this would probably explain this & i'm sure ,in due course ,that these issues will get resolved .
A couple of the par 3's are very short & would be better if they were a bit longer but this probably can't be helped as there isn't the space to expand them .
The holes have been nicely designed to go into what is a fairly limited space & moundings & long grasses alongside the fairways make most holes feel like they have their own identity .There are also some water features & this adds to the pleasant & attractive feel of it all.
Excellent value on the above rate for what you get .
Played Sunbury on October 16,2015. Paid £23 each for a 1pm round. The course was fairly quiet and we got around in just over 3 1/2 hours. Although on the short side, it is a well laid out course with imaginative use of doglegs to achieve variety and add difficulty. The greens although in their winter mode and therefore relatively lush played true. The fairways were well trimmed and forgiving on most holes. Errant drive were rarely punished. Better golfers will find it easy as many of the par 4s are reachable with the right shape and length. All in all fair value and enjoyable.
Fairways and greens are in good condition all year round. Range could do with improvement especially with bay space hence the damaged wooden beams. The proshop is pretty good with staff very welcoming. The menu in the clubhouse does not provide too much choice and I have to say the food is very overpriced for what it is (below par). Compared to the other Crown Golf course I have been to this weekend, Pine Ridge, there is no comparison at all!! Very dissapointing Crown Golf.
Again the halfway point for the two of us. it was also the first time both of us had swung a club since last August. Got a bit of a deal from a website, which was good for a Saturday afternoon. Got held up a bit at the start by a 4 ball, but they had the manners to allow two and three balls to play through (thanks if you read this), thus allowing everybody on the course to enjoy the game and have fun.
Just played Sunbury again today and it was in excellent condition - fairways good and greens nice & firm & true.
The standout holes here are the 6th & 8th, which run either side of a large lake.
A good, honest course and tremendous value at £11 with a 2-fore-1 voucher.
I have played the 9 holer here a fair bit recently and that is merely 'okay' - reasonably well kept. The 18 holer is far better - more interesting with more character. It has 3 par 5's mixed with some dog-leg par 4's and some short par 3's.
It is a short course - 5150 yards but it doesn't quite feel that short (6 par 3's don't help !). 6 of the par 4's are around 300 yards, so potentailly driveable for the bigger hitters. Also, the course is open, not penalising wayward shots off the tee. Water comes into play on a few holes. The course was in good condition, although the sand in the bunkers did seem more like builder's sand - a few stones. The greens were true, although recently tinned. A thoroughly enjoyable course.
Sunbury has a driving range and a putting green, along with a nice clubhouse and decent pro shop.
They take 2-fore-1 vouchers here after 11am on weekends, so today's round cost me £13 - great value. Will definitely be returning !
I've been a member at sunbury for approx 18 months and enjoy playing the course on a very regular basis. whilst not very long it is tight with the fairways well looked after accuracy is more important than distance on all but 2 holes. the 1st three holes all have greens that can't be seen off the tee. whilst the bigger hitters can reach off the tee out of bounds down the left means you still have to be accurate. 6th hole is testing as it is ob all down left and water to the right. you then have a second shot into a small green protected front, right and behind by water and ob on the left. bunkers and water is strategicaly placed to catch out the unwary. If you are looking for a stern challenge then this isn't it. if you want an enjoyable round of golf with some challenging holes then you can't go far wrong. the foods improved a great deal to!!!!
Two of us decided to meet halfway between our homes for a round of golf. We picked Sunbury which was basically slap bang in the middle. Both of us had a 1 hour drive each and it was well worth it. Some people might moan and gripe about the course not being particularly long. However, the tightness of the fairways means the challenge is accuracy, so keep your big carpentry at home. Most of my drives of the longer holes were done using the 5 wood, giving me many opportunities to use 7, 8 and 9 irons for second shots onto the green. The greens were fine. Only complaint was the lack of marshalling and poor etiquette ( a fourball were basically holding up the whole course, they did not let any faster and smaller groups through, measuring up and putting out everything... I didn't see one of them holding the trophy for their obviously very important round!!!!).
Well done Crown Golf for puting in money to this course and all their others.
Although I am not a good player my report is just to say that the course condition has improved due to a lot of good work put in by the groundkeeping staff over the last year. Lots of clearing up and mowing work done. More drainage work done as well. The fairways are in good condition and the greens improved too, rolling quite smoothly at last!(only grumble with the greens is some players don't repair pitchmarks).
Fairways are quite narrow forcing nice accurate driving.
Friendly staff on the golf side and also in the bar area.
Bar/dining area very reasonable. There is a lounge type area at the back with couches in front of TV. Plus a mix of high stool type chairs and tables and normal height chairs and tables. I haven't eaten there so can't comment on the food. There is an upstairs which is available to hire for parties.
Changing room could do with some improvement in the air conditioning.
A nice little course .Have played here twice this year with societies.
First time it was very wet.Second very cold.The bunkers could have been better, but maybe i should have stayed out of them. The greens are fine.This is a good course for massaging your handicap/game.
Off course however is a different matter.The food (we had the chefs special)was appalling, and several of our party would not eat any of it. Foolishly we gave them a second chance on our next visit. Oh dear big mistake.
However, putting the food aside, i would say give this golf course a chance, and just take a sandwich.
Whilst it is true that Sunbury is open and somewhat forgiving, the course is maturing very well and is developing great character. Specifically the greens have become great 'rollers' and the undulations of the newer greens and fairways are making this a sterner than five or six years ago.
Improvements could be made, for example allowing some rough to grow up in front of the 16th green would make it a 'proper' par 4 for no additional cost to the club and improve the challenge.
The people at Sunbury Golf Club are extremely friendly and the club is vibrant, competitive and doesn't take itself too seriously. There are some boorish elements, however - one chap - a sort of 'happy shopper' David Beckham of indeterminate vintage turned out to be the President. Once you cut through these veneers, however, you can appreciate a bunch of people who enjoy their golf and enjoy 'the craic'.
If you go back you will be very impressed at the improvements!!!
Just been down to the revamped driving range, it automatically puts the balls on tees, don't even have to bend down lol! Also the course is looking very tidy and in good condition.
Very helpful and friendly staff.
This course is in great shape, the greens, fairways and tees are in superb condition! I have played loads of pay and play courses and not many come close to the condition of this course. This course is definately on the way up! It's hard to recongnise the course from what I saw a few years back. Will consider becoming a member even though I live 15+ miles away.
First up, I have to say that if you're thinking of warming up on the range before a round, don't bother taking your driver. There is in no way enough space to really swing a club of that size in any of the bays, as the big chunks taken out of the wood behind the mat will testify. The range balls have also seen better days.
So, if you're wondering about why the low marks for the facilities, well them's the reasons.
Most of the fairways on the 18 hole course are pretty much the same, with either mounds or the course boundry marking them out. For most holes this means you can afford to go wild and still have a decent shot at the green. Just don't hit anyone!
The one exception appears to be the 6th hole, which would have Kate Moss breathing in to fit down it. OB on one side, lots of water on the other.
Would I go back? Not for a while, probably.
Although not the longest course in the world it is in good condition and a fair test for occassional players like myself. Good driving range and relaxed clubhouse were a bonus.
Played Sunbury yesterday and despite some unfavourable comments below, I enjoyed the course. I only play a few times each year, so a very high handicapper (the full 28), and found this course to be short, but challenging enough for me. The greens were slow and some of the bunkers devoid of any sand, but the course looked in pretty good condition. The fairways are very close together and being very much a 'beginners' course, there were a few occasions when people were playing of the wrong fairway.
It was a relatively quiet day and being in a two-ball, never had to wait for our next shot. At £10 for a midweek tee-off time after 2pm, this may be an easy course but definitely value for money.
Played the 9 hole course last night and it really IS short, especially as the white tees have been moved up to the reds !
A decent wood off the tee (and due to the lack of trees/rough, it doesn't have to be all that straight), sets you up to attack the green with your 2nd on the generally short par 4's. And a couple of the par 3's are barely 100 yards.
The course looks a bit down-at-hell but, unrepaired pitch marks aside, the greens were in very good condition.
I would also echo the previous sentiments about player etiquette - the open manner of the course means there are a lot of players playing from adjoining fairways. Just as I was teeing off, a ball landed just a few feet from me. The culprit then walked towards me, and I was expecting a 'sorry about that' - instead the goon just glowered at me !
A pleasant 90 mins spent, but I'm not sure I would rush back.
I often use the driving range and the other facilities are very good.
played the 9 hole course today. its good for a nice relaxing 2 hours play, not too challenging but not too simple.
Despite the fact that i live on its doorstep, i have now vowed never to play this course again. Reasons: 1)The course is stupidly short and provides little or no challenge for the average golfer, even SI1 is no more than a 5 iron and a wedge 2)Its expensive for what it is and they hike up the prices at every opportunity especially Xmas 3) Staff are unfriendly and inconsistent, was once told to tuck my shirt in despite the group behind having 2 players in jeans 4) Greens are at best average and normally extremely slow 5)Clubhouse is dark and dingy and generally not very welcoming. The only good feature: excellent car wash available in car park
18 hole course is great for someone of my standard, miss the fairway and the chances are you'll still find your ball. It's flat, short and in generally good condition. They should spend a little more money on signs for course, for the first timer it's not that clear where the next tee is. However, overall its a reasonable test for a mid to high handicapper, although as you improve you'll want to play somewhere else. It does attract a lot of casual golfers which can be a little annoying when it comes to golfers ettiquete. Especially on the driving range where people are shouting and having a chat totally oblivious to other players practising. The range is a little cramped and balls need replacing however there is a nice putting green for practice. Staff I've found are pleasant and generally helpful.
Played on saturday and agree booking a tee is relatively simple. Plus the quality of the course has improved. However, there are 2 problems.
1. No starter means eople pay and just head to the 1st tee which has been known to have "5" groups waiting. By the 5th there were 4 groups on 1 par four. They need manage the spacing of players.
2. The lack of etiquette of the players. Now the course is very cramped and a errant tee shot can end up on the next fairway relatively easily. However, on Saturday twice, whilst standing on a tee players in my group felt it necessary to shout fore for players in the group infront.
On one occasion, a par 3, as the players cleared the green, the tee shot hit someone on the bounce. No damage done thank god.
So if you do play there be warned you are in for an interesting day.
I found this Course a bit bland but as a pay and play reasonable value with some good facilities Driving range etc. There are not really any interesting holes or noteworthy features.
PLAYERS BEWARE!!! - I had several key scratches down the side of my car which will cost over £1200 to rectify and I am 99.9% certain this happened at this course as I cleaned it personally just before driving directly there.
Only slightly more depressing was that when pointed out to one of the resident Club Pros he just looked on disinterested and said nothing at all. Another fellow from the bar area also came to have a look at the damage and offered 'well we can't control who comes here can we?' I accept this is obviously true but I certainly won't be coming back if that is the attitude if for no other reason I can't afford it.
No problem booking a Sunday morning T time but had to put a £20 deposit down with a credit card. First thing you notice when playing there is the almost total lack of trees! The fairways are bordered on both sides by undulating mounds which although covered in very short and forgiving "rough" can be tricky when playing from above and below your feet. Some of the holes are very long and there are plenty of water hazards and bunkers and the greens are pretty fast and undulating. It had been raining hard for a couple of days before and there was some standing water on the course but because of the very sandy soil it didn't turn into a mud bath. A well maintained and challenging course with some good variety, I'll certainly be going back.
A very pleasant short course. Fairways and greens in excellent condition. Some very tight fairways, so accuracy is at a greater premium than length (isn't it always?), especially where the water comes into play! Very impressed that, as a visitor to the area, I was able to play early on a Sunday morning. Good value overall at £22 p.p., and the hearty English Breakfast at the end of the round was excellent!
An excellent club for beginners, easy to progress from driving range to 9 hole to 18. My partner and I have progressed v. well under the excellent coaching of Alistair.
9 hole course not as well maintained as 18, grass cuttings on fairways and greens not in great condition (but better than most municipals).
18 hole course has withstood recent heavy rain quite well. A member informed me that the course remained open throughout last year's winter.
Greens v. soggy at the moment and pitch marks are left unrepaired by users.
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