14 reviews of West Middlesex Golf Club
Great value for money, interesting course with good greens.
This is a little Gem. I used to play there 20 years ago and boy what a different course it is now. The greens are phenomenol for £20 per person on weekdays. Go play it without a second thought.
Played this course 3 times now and would say that it is definately worth playing, the unfortunate part is the almost continuous sound of traffic and if you reach the 13th tee - I think - by school playtime you might, if you are easily distracted, be a bit miffed by the sound of the baying and sceaming of kids in the adjacent playground.
There are some good testing holes on this undulating course, particularly the 2nd par three and the 9th, also the water over the 11th is fun.
I'm a high handicapper but I'd still recommend you give it a try if you're in the area.
Am I the only person who plays/reviews this course ?!
Design and condition:
Played on April 22nd after a 2 week dry spell but the course was in good condition and the greens were very quick ! Greens, fairways and bunkers all well kept.
West Middx is not a long course, less than 6000 yards but it has a lot of interesting feature holes. After a gentle opening good-leg left, the 2nd is a beauty and daunting for a high handicapper like myself. It's a 180 yard par 3 over a 'ravine'. Fall short and you are in big trouble ! The 11th is a picturesque par 3 over a lake.
Facilities and welcome:
As they are tight for space, there is no driving range, only a couple of nets along with a putting green. The small pro shop is well stocked. Excellent bar.
In summary, this is a very enjoyable course and they take 2-fore-1 vouchers after 2pm at weekends, bringing the cost down to £13 ! Where else can you play for so little at a weekend in London ?!
Palyed here 14/04/2005 and what a gem ! And in the middle of Southall !
They have recently started taking 2-fore-1 vouchers and for £12-50 during the week and £15 at weekends, it is very good value.
It's a bit tricky mind. The 2nd - 180 yards over a gully onto a raised green. The 3rd has a large hump to clear and a tiny raised green to hit. The 9th is a dogleg left with the fairway consisting of lots of little hillocks. The 11th can be daunting for high handicappers - 150 yards oveer the lake. Also, plenty of doglegs. A real thinker's course - which is where I struggled.
Definitely worth a visit and I'll be playing there again son.
Played the course yesterday and really enjoyed it. It is a beautifully laid out old course. Some challenging holes but nothing too strenuous. Just a pity it's not in better condition - some areas were a bit rough.
The 2nd is an excellent hole, and although there is an element of luck involved on the 9th, a well-struck and well-placed tee shot will leave you in position for a short iron to the green.
You could do a lot worse than to spend a few hours around this course.
in my opinion, the best overall package in the area, in terms of price and quality of the course. you can only play on monday and wednesdays though. a bit too much of a challenge for players with handicap over 30 i think, especially hole 2.
nothing spectacular, but everything is pretty good, and some testing holes (long par 3's and some long par 4's) make it a good round of golf.
I've played this course man and boy,and while I agree with some of the comments regarding the ninth hole you must remember golf has good breaks as well as bad.This is a thinkers course rather than a sloggers course.Also don't forget this one of the oldest courses in southern still playing on its orginal site.After playing recently I noticed a lot of work being carried out the bunkers which should be ready spring 2004 representing even better value for money.A friendly clubhouse rounded off a good day.
A chalenging course well maintained but unpetensous. many intresting holes the second over a gully the third over a larg mound to a rased green the fourteenth and seventeenth are also worth a mention. Only two problems i can think of. fist there are no veiws to speak of you cant look around and feel elivated. Secoundly as some one else noted the ninth can punises good shots just as harshly as bad.
I visited West Mid on Wednesday along with three pals of mine. Over the last five years this course has always been one of our more visited courses as it is convienient for all. When we arrived we were greeted by a sign telling us that you must were white socks if you are wearing shorts. Surprise , surprise none of us had white socks as people dont normally carry a colour pack of socks around with them. Three of us ended up paying £4:99 for one pair of socks each and the fourth chap refused to pay and went home. In all my time I have never seen anything like this. Where is this highlighted on your web-site? How do visiters know about this on thier first arrival since this madness was brought in?
You can read this e-mail and say " well this is the rules", but I can tell you one thing which your new rule has managed to do. Not one of us four will ever play West Mid as a result, and you can also say goodbye to our annual golf society due which we have had up and running for the last 12 years,
Cheers to your white socks.
West Mid is a good, pretty well kept, long and challenging course. Nothing about it is fabulous but not much is less than very tidy. One can play off the grass tees all through the winter and barring extreme conditions, the trim greens are mostly in use.I like the fact that any reasonable golfer can play a round on Monday or Wednesday for 15 quid. Apart from the interesting holes mentioned in the previous reviews there is one particularly 'dodgy' golf hole that relies too much on getting a break on the tee shot. I think it's the 11th, drive down with a mid iron and you're too short to reach, any wood can be up against a tree stump bang, smack in the middle of the fairway. Other than that, it's a great course and the fact that it's cheap is a bonus.
Undulating but easy to walk parkland course with many natural hazards. It is a good test of golf, the par 3 second is a test of courage, requires an accurate shot of 180 yards over a gulley, although to be fair there is a bale out to the right option for the feint hearted, but no such option over the 'pond' on to the 11 hole. The resident Canada Geese have seen it all before and are indifferent to your good or bad shot. Well worth a visit. Public days are Monday and Wednesdays. For the more social golfer, well established trees and interesting bird life (including parakeets) may ease the pain of a lost golf ball or two.
This is an absolutely super course each hole full of character and challenge with tough par 3's, dog-legs, blind shots and even a pumping house to drive over if you are brave enough to take it on if you want to be sure of making a par 4 at the tough index 1 thirteenth hole
The Club House is nice and friendly with a well stocked bar and hot food availabe.
Really enjoyable golf course
This is a classic James Braid designed course which you can recognise from the tight approaches to most of the holes. Delightful course with some very tough par 3s and several long and challenging par 4s. You will do very well to play to your handicap around here. Most of the holes need a solid tee shot in order to carry the rough to get to the fairway or green, so this course is not best suited to beginners.
Played here on a weekday (not open to public at weekends) and it wasn't a particularly memorable occasion. Seemed to be shadowed by a greenkeeper doing his best to leave grass clippings everywhere, some of the greens were dyed to the point where they were practically changing the colour of golf balls and none of the holes stick in the mind as particularly inspiring.
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