11 reviews of The Millbrook
Excellent start to the day with full English cooked and served by Ann Marie superb.The pro was very helpful green fees £20 complete bargain. The course was very demanding,needing to hit fairways here is a MUST,greens were tour standard even with the winter tineing.On the whole this course is up there with the best I've played.Even the strong wind,was fun,got to say thouroughly enjoyed the round.And no I didn't play well,very tough track.
Of all the 160 courses we've played, this is easily the best value.
It's real brute of a course off the very back tees, as it's 7000 yards, with really tough holes.
We'll keep coming back here as we love it.
Played here early August using a 2fore1 voucher and recomended by a golfer when we played Leighton Buzzard last year. Course in pretty good nick, but beware this is a tough course with some very demanding holes that for the shorter hitter might not suit. If you can hit the ball 250+ yards and want a stiff challenge that requires good course management then this is the course for you. And after playing at Millbrook other course will be a walk in the park!
have played course a handful of times over the last couple of years and its always a nice place to play in a wonderful setting.last time i played the tees and greens were in great shape though the fairways were a bit dry but no problem. the course was by no means too flat but not too hilly though some tough walking on the first and 11Th hole and its not that much fun on the winter with the temporary tees and greens.signature hole the 10 and good clubhouse facilities. a nice course to play.
Played The Millbrook for the first time recently, and I have to admit defeat, the climb up 1st and 11th is just too much for me even with an electric trolley.
The positive things first, the greens were in very good condition and in general so were the tee boxs, the club house was compact but very adequate and the staff attentive.
On the negative side, the bunkers were (I believe) poor, many of them were too deep, requiring steps to exit them and they were totally lacking in sand and this meant the ball didnt roll back to the middle of the bunker to give you a chance to escape, and being faced a four foot wall of earth resulted in several players, me included, having the ball bounce off the face and striking the player resulting a penalty. Several greens, maybe six or seven, were shared with two holes, and whilst such greens were large, I found it disconcerting when putting out to have ball land 6 feet away from golfers playing another hole. And whilst accepting the course was busy, the constant shout of four was heard all around you, and in honesty you just didnt know where a ball might be coming from.
So in summary, for me, too long, too hilly, and too dangerous, Im pleased I have now played the course but I wont be returning
Have played the course twice now and joined on Friday.
Some of the par 4's are quite short, but generally speaking it's a really hard course to master with club selection the key.
There are some very steep hills on the 1st and 11th, maybe a powakaddy or buggy might be a good idea.
The greens and tees are in great condition. A credit to the grounds staff.
The general manager and pro seem really frendily and the club house is small but comfortable.
There are a few courses nearer to my house that this, but the recipocal golf to 7 other courses and the layout of the course sold it for me.
A wonderful course very challenging and in great condition, i played the course in february and the course showed no real signs of the heavy rains we had experienced earlier in the month. The course had some wonderful holes and i would recommend to anyone in my opinion the best course for 20 miles (except Woburn) and beats the socks off the Three locks, no waiting at each tee for five minutes here!!!!
Played The Millbrook for the first time recently. We were welcomed in and even though we hadn't booked a time, we were on the tee in 20mins!
I didn't have a course map (missing from the score card) so we had to play blind most of the way round.
It's a tough course, but really enjoyable to play. We didn't take a buggy, but the next time we will! The hill from the 11th tee to the fairway is a real killer if your not having a good round.
There are some real tests of skill here, with shots over gullys on 2 holes. And club selection off the tee on the par 4's is vital, it's not a case of booming drives on every par 4.
Look forward to playing Millbrook again, but with a Buggy!!
I played at Millbrook for the first time a few months ago - and having played it in early season when a few temporary greens were in operation (greens were being sanded/seeded) it was hard to say excactly how it would have played without - though you did get a feel for it from the greens that were in operation.
I believe the Millbrook has the longest first 3 holes on any course in the UK - though the hardest of which in my opinion is the par 4 3rd at 410 yards - the first 2 both par 5's - the first requires a 5-wood off the tee and although intimidating with a gully to the right, you if you get your tee shot away you should make par - the second run alongside another par 5 so you really can land it on either fairway and just bomb it down there as far as possible - from there par should be possible - the 3rd, has trouble off the tee and a very difficult second shot to a small and well protected green.
Millbrook is a nice course, a course which is individual to many others - with many challenging tee shots, though that is where the trouble mainly lies - the greens are relativly flat.
On the downside, I paid £20 for the round (presumably because of the temporary greens) - but when you think its normally £25 - that is too much in my opinion. The tee boxes were very poor and the normal greens were slow, OK it was early season - but they just didnt run like a £25 course. Dont get me wrong, its a very good course - very physically challenging - but if they had greens and tees to match Three Locks or Aspley Guise it would be well worth it - as it is, I'd play at Three Locks!
BTW - the new clubhouse is very nice- but small - and offers a nice view of a number of holes.....
The course is now owned by the members and is back to being called The Millbrook. The course has undergone a number of improvements recently and the clubhouse extension will soon be completed. This will provide much better changing rooms and pro shop. The course plays well all year and the greens are currently in great shape. The course represents good value and is something of a hidden gem.
Millbrook Golf Course is presently under a members buy-out scheme.\r\nThe course has been re-named to LYSHOTT HEATH GOLF CLUB as of May 98. \r\nIt is expected to be a fully private private members club by the end\r\nof March 99\r\nThere are plenty of NEW memberships available for all schemes and any \r\nsuch enquiries should be directed to the Secretary of the Club.\r\n\r\nThe scorecard previously entered by myself is still correct, however my\r\nemail address has changed to Andy.Wilkinson@eds.com
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