10 reviews of The London Golf Club
A very nice approach, with a great 5 star clubhouse and nice restaurant.
We played the International, which the starter reckons is better than the Hermitage.
But frankly it's all very bland and boring! The is hardly one tree on the whole course, and every hole seems similar to the others.
True, the par 5 s are very long (we played off the back tees) , as are the par 3s, and the course is well-presented. But for £80 there are better courses from a visual perspective.
It IS a hard course, but only because of the length and the wind, which was blowing around 20 mph the day we played.
But if there was no wind and you don't play the back tees it'd be even more ordinary.
Not a course we'll play again.
Got invited for a golf day at the London Club last week and have to say that the condition of the golf course and facilities were absolutely top notch.
From the gatehouse followed by a 1 mile drive to the clubhouse to the excellent clubhouse, the London Club really does have a 5 star feel to it.
The food and beverage offerings were great and while I found the golf course to be fairly easy (The International) off the yellow tees, it was an enjoyable round and one that I would recommend.
The greens were some of the best I've ever putted on, provided you got the ball running on the right line it was going to go in which makes a big difference from the majority of courses in the UK.
Golf is a little on the pricey side but it is a good day out and worth a try if you get invited.
I played the international last week and again was very impressed with the course. The greens, tees and fairways are in great condition, the rough however is another matter and is very very deep, too much for a high handicapper, perhaps its set up like this for the Open it is due to host soon? Also the walk between the tees and greens was sometimes silly, a buggy is essential or you are talking 5hrs + for a round. Having said all of this the club house is great, the staff excellent and the facilities all first class and 5*. I love playing here, it gives you a sense of occasion, I would love to play the Heritage but so far this has eluded me. Well worth a long drive to experience.
This is what playing golf is all about.
Both courses were in fantastic condition and a good challenge for any golfer.
Food and facilities were extremely good
Played the International on a charity golf day (21st June 2005).
I can concur that it is a truly magnificent centre. From the mile drive from the entrance to the clubhouse, the waiting caddie/porter to unload your clubs, the perfect driving range & pratice area, the GPS buggies and thethe unparalleled changing facilities (incl ice cold plunge pool which was very welcome after the heat we played in.....Oh and the course ...excellent
I can't honestly find fault. The greens ran true the fairways were excellent.
Is it the best course I've played in this country....mmm..close but not quite...That honour still belongs to The Buckinghamshire
What a fantastic experience. Played the International and have to say it was a great course, tough in a strong wind but I have never platyed on better greens - as for the 3rd and 17th over water, boy does it test your nerve. Great clubhouse and facilities - nice to see how the other half live.
Played the International Course and it was in quite good condition. Shame the ponds were not full as the hazards where just black binliners. The course is challenging and is a very long walk espescially from the 10 green to the 11th tee. Overall a very good club with superb clubhouse.
Played both these courses 50+times each they are both very good courses the Heritage maybe 2-3 shots more difficult I have found.The Club in itself is a little cold due to the lack of members thus making it easy to play more or less any time you want to .Both courses have differing challenges and wll continue to play there as and when I am around .Only gripe is that as soon as the weather turns it is a very bleak place and winetr golf there is often not enjoyable due to the gale force winds that are often around and that not really a gripe its just a fact of the layout . Great club .
Played the International many times but the Heritage just once....which is a shame. Both fine and testing but the Heritage is certainly my favourite and not just because Jack designed it! However unless you are lucky enough to know one of the 300 members you probably have to play the International. Some might regard it as overpriced but I played 36 holes on it last summer for £100 whcih i think is just about OK. Inland links in style which I confess is not my favourite (i prefer to look for my ball in woodland rather than throat high rough) it can be a bit noisy couretsey of the M20, Brands Hatch and dog home...but is a good test nevertheless. 2 par threes well elevated over water requiring between a 4 and a 6 Iron are very rewarding - is there any better feeling in life than watching your ball arc gracefully upwards and then down, down, down to land softly on the green some way below you? Well yes there is and if you dont agree then may I suggest you get out a bit more...however it might be a close second. Due to lack of members and the scale of green fees the course is in top condition and the last time I was there the greens were putting extremely well. Club house facilties, well you will struggle to find better in this universe.
Have played the International twice. This is a proper golf course and is a good test. It makes you think about your shots and not just whack it off the tee. Some memorable holes, the par3 3rd, downhill over water, the par3 17th over water, the par5 10th, blind tee shot reveals a water protected green. In fact, many greens protected by water. Well placed big or deep bunkers on most holes.Long walk between holes but the body is refreshed by the excellent facilities, baths, sauna, showers etc. towels and lockers all provided. From the moment your clubs are collected from your car you know you are in for a great day.
Can't wait to play it again, especially in the Summer, the views are excellent. They say the Heritage is slightly better.
Pity I can't afford a membership!
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