Trent Park Public Golf Course
Trent Park Public Golf Course, London, London, England, N14 4UW
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43 reviews of Trent Park Public Golf Course
I played this course on Monday 20th October.
It was cloudy with a strong breeze blowing.
This is a very nice course. Nothing is on the flat here, all the holes are either downhill or uphill. This makes a change for me as my home course is flat.
The first hole is a par 5 but to be honest it should only be a par 4, you hit a good drive to the end of the fairway and then your second shot is about 150 - 160 yards, but downhill. There is a pond in front of the green.
It was windy when we played but we noticed that all the yellow tees were actually in front of the red markers! So this made the course short.
The tees, fairways and greens were in a good condition.
There is a large pro shop, a driving range and a nice bar.
This course has some very interesting holes.
I will certainly be playing here again.
play the course regular and now the price has gone up it has stopped the hackers and drunks ....for a public course its great ..greens fairways are better than some privates ive played
I do think that Trent Park Golf course is a very nice course and is always in good condition either in Winter or Summer. But what I have found in the last few months is that it is impossible to book a tee off time at a reasonable time. As this course gets so busy it is pointless playing at 10am as it would be a 5 1/2 hour round.
Earlier in 2008 it was not a problem to book an early time but now it seems that it is impossible even if you call up 7 days in advance.
Whilst I used to love this course and play it weekly i doubt that I will ever be going back and am forced to play elsewhere.
This is a nice course easily accessed from London. For a public course it was in very good condition as the fairways were well groomed. It's only downfall is that you do have to wait on the tees and it is madness if you do not pre-book your tee time. I rang the club and they told me I did not need to book a tee time and when Iarrive they make me wait 45 minutes. But overall, a very nice course
I played at this course a few years back (on a Saturday morning in the winter) and said at the time I would not return as the club was being very, very greedy in the number of people they thought they could cram in to make an extra few quid for tee-off times.
My round (in a 4 ball) was abandoned at the 12th after 5 hours... un-enjoyable and unimpressive.
I note from many of the comments left for this club that they are still upto their old, greedy tactics...
Vote with your feet there are many more decent public courses near where you can get a four-ball completed on a Sat/Sun in around 4 hours...
I play this course on a weekly basis. For the avid golfer who is out to play golf(and not a summer hacker) - do NOT play anytime after 8am at the weekends or you will be in for a very, very frustrating time. The course is well kept and pretty open if you like to 'Rip it' you can get away with a not so perfect strike. A few more fairway bunkers would help add a little more spice to the course(although this may slow the course down even more!). In all, you can't really go wrong for £20 a round. The range does not open until around 10am, which is a pain if you want to warm up before a round. The balls are of a poor standard which is a real shame.
The burger hut burnt down some time ago, and in true Trent Park style - they have not replaced it! So be warned, if you want a drink on the course - take it with you!! They did, at one stage, drive around selling water & sandwiches which seems to have stoped- Bizzare!
Nice quick round today for a change (under 3 and a half hours) Last round was nearly six hours with a drunk group ahead, however when I mentioned the slow play and the drunks to the chap in the shop, he gave me a free round!
The recent hot weather has caused problems on the course, the greens however had been looked after.
Some good holes, with and heart attack hill on the 18th a nice way to finish a nice round of hill walking.
I have played this course regularly for about 10 years. In that time i have found that everybody who plays Trent Park will always knocked it for being too busy, slow playing and in bad keep. 3 years ago and I would definately agree with them. Over the last 2 years or so, since the course has been taken over by an American company, the course has gone from strenght to strenght. Yes, there is a problem with queues on the 1st Tee and it can be slow at weekends but its worth the wait because its a great course that awaits you because no two holes are the same. What I like about the course is that you are only standing level on the Tee areas. Once off of the tee the ball is above, below, behind and in front of you because the layout is hilly. Good players will appreciate this because you cannot go around this course with just one shot in your bag as most golfers have found to their peril. Green fees are reasonable for what you are getting as so much work has been done to make the course more playable. The staff are also very helpful and will try and accomodate your needs. All in all, its not a bad old track and worth playing.
I played here last Sunday. Scheduled tee time 10.56. We eventually got away at 11.45. Took around five and a half hours to get around. However, perversely, we weren't waiting around too often since it seemed everyone was in four-balls and the pace of play was very even, just slow.
That aside, I really enjoyed the course and wouldn't say there were any bad holes. The driving range did have a few pikeys on there messing about but I suppose I'd rather they were on the range without tops on playing Happy Gilmore shots than out on the course.
Greens and fairways in good nick despite the traffic this course sees and the staff seemed friendly enough. The tea hut on the par 3 fifth was very welcome since theres a real bottle neck on that hole. On the whole all the groups waiting with us on the 1st tee (over 8 four-balls) accepted this would be a slow round and just got on with their own game.
I will play this course again but it wont become my regular track.
This is my local course and I love it but wouldn't tee off after 7am on a Sat or Sun! I've seen the queues but my pals & I won't put ourselves through it. Birdied the first once in 200 rounds & the course is in a lovely part of the world. Woodpeckers live by the 4th and early in the morning when the dew glistens off the grass it's the nuts and there isn't anywhere else I'd rather be. Greens can be inconsistant but never ropey. Tea & a Cheeseburger half way round... golf isn't it?
Played yesterday for the first time & have to say I was quite impressed. Play wasn't slow(midweek) as stated in some of the reviews & found the course to be in fairly good condition considering it rained constantly the previous day. Maybe a little easy for experienced players, but challenging for anyone else.
Played the course two weekends ago and was horrified but what went on, there was a 5 ball in front of us who were determined not to let us play through and at about the 8th/9th a lot of kids jumped onto the course in tracksuit bottoms and vests and played like they owned the place!
No-one seems interested in repairing pitch marks and towards the end of the gruelling 6 hour round there were some young men playing topless!!
It was a twilight round on a Sunday but will not be going back.
Trent Park is a good golf course, and one I play at least five or six times a year. Probably once a year I play at the weekend - and instantly regret it. Yes, it is a public course, but when I teed off on Saturday the 4-ball 3 groups in front of me took 6 air shots between them, and the last player to tee off had never played golf before. A long day was promised. We eventually got away 40 minutes after our allotted time and could only play 11 holes in the time we had. Early morning in the week, or first 5/6 tee off time at the weekend it's an enjoyable and good value course, but 6 hour rounds do get tiresome on a Saturday afternoon.
I played there yesterday. We tee'd of at 6.00 pm so got a cheaper rate and managed to get 18 holes in just as it was getting dark. The best advice is to get out on a nice summer evening when everyone else is having their dinner. Enjoyable course with some tough holes and the water hazzards give plenty to thing about. The greens were in good nick and were a consistent speed. The tee areas do need cuting though
Wow, loads of people have got stuff to say about Trent Park. I played there last week and it was slow even on a weekday, but I suppose you're going to get that on a public course - everyone's got to start somewhere.
The course is a fairly pleasing layout, but it is spoiled by the lack of attention to it's maintenance and upkeep. On the day I was there the tee boxes were very long and the greens staff had left the repair of divots far too long.
The fairways didn't seem to have been cut too recently either.
As for the greens - I'd have to say they were probably the worst that I've played on recently.
Most hadn't been cut and were excessively slow. Some had been cut and the mowers had damaged them leaving them with the kind of 'ribbed carpet' effect. OK when putting along the ribbing, but not much good when going across it!
This lack of expenditure saddens me, because with a bit more TLC this could be a decent track.
It seems that no efforts have been made to improve the slow play problems inprevious comments. At weekends, expect at least an hour delay on the first tee followed by a round of 5-6 hours at best. It's a shame as it's a pretty good course. It's no Augusta but I have no complaints about the state of the course, greens, layout.. etc. It's an interesting and enjoyable round of golf... during the week! Played 5 or 6 times since July at weekends and it's the same every time so the "it must have been a particularly bad week" excuse doesn't work I'm afraid.
Played on Saturday morning - tee time 11:45 didn't start until 12:45.
The good news - the best public course I have played on, well kept, not too hard but not too easy, lots of opportunities to use your driver.
The bad news - huge queues, inconsiderate and downright bad players slow play. Gave up at 17:00hrs after 15 holes.
Will return, bit only as first off in the morning, or weekday. I think that they need to spread the tee times and have a presence on the course to speed play and catch interlopers.
I played Trent Park on a sunny Sunday. First of all, I really liked the course, it plays pretty easy with relatively short holes. The course and especially the greens were in a wonderful condition. But we had a delay of 45 min on the 1st tee and so it went on for the remaining afternoon, took us 6 hours to play 18 holes. Beside that, I never played with such morons, those guys had no idea about basic rules, and it was really scary, watching them whack their way through the course
I've played Trent Park several times and find the course to be nice to play. Sure, it suffers from being a pay and play course, but even so the actual design gives you pause for thought on how to play your shots. The greens have been bad over this winter with some even having mud on. I can only hope this will improve with the warmer weather coming as the design of the course befits that it should be better kept.
Never again - 5 1/2 hour round of golf. It may be a public course but there is no excuse for the inept marshalling (or lack of it for that matter). I'm no low handicapper but no etiquette was observed, the 4 ball in front of kept waiting for the people in front of them to reach the greens and promptly hit their balls 100 yards at best. There is potential for this course if they can get their act together with marshalls. Maybe different during the week but not willing to find out.
Played on the Monday just gone (after about 3 weeks of sunshine) and was extremaly disappointed. About the 6th time I've played here and no attention seems to be paid to the upkeep of the course (inc watering).
Fairways were extremely hard and straw like - which meant approach shots were extremely difficult and greens were very bumpy with lots of sand on.
Tee's were also uneven which means when you have an uphill lie for a tee-shot you often get too far under the ball and can very easily take a divot from under your tee!
Green fee's are quite reasonably priced but unless the course comes under some work and they attempt to speed the play along it can be very frustrating.
Great public course. Excellent condition given the foot traffic. Mostly wide fairways and slow greens.
Played here twice, both times were a 4 ball and both times play was very slow. The first game got as far as the 10th and we had to give up due to bad light, and that was after 3 and a half hours. We finished the second game, after 5 hours.
Not a bad course but the 1st hole is a joke, no shot after a perfect drive because a tree is blocking the green completely. Mickey mouse of a hole.
Long course with a lot of uphill climbs but all round not a bad course and the guiness in the clubhouse isnt bad either.
Yes the course is slow and could do with a marshall speeding around and getting people moving, but which course isn't slow during the summer? At under £20 this course is superb. American Golf (owners) don't muck about and their greens were very well watered and held the ball, which is a feat in this hot weather. Greens are also very true. I would recommend a buggy because it is rather hilly.
Again - very slow and late teeing off times - my greatest disappointment however was the most unfriendly staff. You either have to put up with curt clipped unpleasant responses or disinterested nonchalance. Because this course is popular, the staff probably don't think they have to try. The driving range is in a very poor state, especially the upper level - a shortage of both mats and rubber tees. C'mon Trent get your act together!
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