6 reviews of Weston Turville Golf and Squash Club
Weston Turville is very much a 'quart into a pint pot' course. The limited land available originally forced the designers to make unacceptable compromises. There are several instances where golfers drive or play over the fairways or even greens of previous or neighbouring holes. In addition there seems to be an excess of Out of Bounds. The course guide booklet is also confusing, showing out of bounds markers which relate to a neighbouring hole and not applicable to the hole in question. Most of the water hazards do not come into play and so it is difficult to understand why they are emphasised. The greens were very inconsistent in pace and condition overall.
Overall it is disappointing to see the club house fabric in such a tired state, safety nets around a tee area falling apart and the many 'frayed edges' to the course overall.
Whilst all the staff did their best to make everyone feel welcome there was a tiredness
about the club facilities that raises questions about the commitment to invest in it.
Weston Turnville is eighteen holes crammed onto enough land for fifteen, but having said that they have done it well. In a few places you play over the greens or fairways of other holes and one par three feels like its just there to take the total up to eighteen.
Mostly flat with some mounding and a generous amount of trees lining the fairways they have tried their best to create a variety of interesting holes and have got some good ones out of the land but too many of the par fours play alike.
Being slightly short with generous fairways WT is pretty easy but the greens are challenging many being upturned saucers that funnel shots off into traps or the rough.
The staff were great very friendly and informative about what could have been a confusing layout. A marshal was evident checking on the pace of play and giving directions.
The overall condition was vey good the greens werent the fastest but they were true and tee boxes were in good condition.
£30 a round is IMO too much but at £15 with a 241 voucher its good value.
This place grows on you. You do need to keep your wits about you in case of really wild drives from adjacent fairways. However, the greens are always in good nick and are not easy targets to hit. A number of them are of the "upturned saucer" variety so good approach play is a must. It's short by modern standards and you don't need to use your driver to score. In fact if you aren't getting on with the big dog then leave it in your bag around here. You will aslo find a warm welcome from the staff and members alike. Well worth a visit.
I have played this course many times both as a green fee player and now as a member. As regards Nathan Poole's comments. Yes it is true the 6th tee shot is across the 5th green and the 9th crosses the 8th fairway and while unusual it is not unique and I have never known this to cause problems even on the busiest of days (simple courtesy and giving way to the left seems to work!) Fairways and Greens are always tip top and the welcome second to none. If you play using a 2-Fore-1 voucher this course is excellent value (see club webite for green fees). Many mature trees and good use of water and bunkering make the course a good challenge to better golfers but it is forgiving enough that higher handicappers can score well also.
I've played here a few times using a 2FORE1 voucher(£10 each).They can get you in at short notice midweek & i've never been held up during the round as it's always been quiet.Very flat course & normally in reasonable condition .Also quite a remote location .I quite like the layout (some may differ)as essentially the holes go around the outside & then come back into the middle at the end.Not a brilliant course but then not bad either.But for £10 for a trouble free round it's well worth a knock.
Played the course whilst still on mats, and also in a 'hurricane'. Still the course was in good nick, and the greens weren't the best but certainly were not the worst I've played on. The only problem I found was the 'incoming' attacks from other balls, as the course layout could be better.
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