Windmill Hill Golf Centre
Windmill Hill Golf Centre, Milton Keynes, South East, England, MK3 7RB
16 reviews of Windmill Hill Golf Centre
I took up golf this year, and as I work at nights and weekends I found the £450 weekday pass to be good value.
As a beginner the first lesson to learn is to hit consistently straight, and the tree-lined fairways at Windmill Hill are unforgiving if you don't. Other hazards - mainly bunkers but also the odd ditch - are easily avoidable. In summer at least, the very large putting greens play true.
With all the deciduous trees, in autumn balls and fallen leaves mingle in the mist and I have started losing more balls than I find.
Not a hint of snobbishness so it's a great course to learn on, even if the fashions on display are more Bletchley than Tunbridge Wells.
Played Windmill last sunday after having not played there for a while and it has matured into a fine golf course and a real good test for the lower handicap golfer. Even though very wet from all the rain recently the course played well and for £22.00 a round at weekends is well worth it.
Will be back shortly without a doubt.
We found the course played quite well, despite all the recent rain and snow, although certain parts of the course are still very wet.
Greens are extremely large throughout, although not of a great standard and quite gritty and bumpy.
Would like to play again the summer months when course will no doubt play better.
The club shop however was excellent and extremely well stocked.
As far as a municiple course goes this plays extremly well, for those seeking silk like greens, bunkers full of fine sand, few tree hazzards I suggest spending more money and playing a private club, for those just starting golf or those seeking somewhere a little more of a challage, well this course goes a long way to provide an intresting round, the staff encourage the novice to continue persuing a sport that is now the most popular in the UK. I have never been to a better stocked pro shop, a novice as well as the seasoned pro will be made welcome by friendly staff who love the game and talk plain English to those starting out. I found a sign on the 9th tee with a phone number for refreshments before starting the back 9, "great idea" as far as the course and holes, a real challange long par 5's a very healthy 225 yard par 3, the 10th tee provides an intresting drive, I have been back and intend to again.
This is a great course in the summer months , but i have played here 2 times in the past fortnight 22/10/2005 and 31/10/2005 and i would strongly recommend not playing here at the moment. The fairways are covered in leaves so even hitting straight down the center you will be lucky to find your ball (if you go off the fairway your in real trouble).
I know leaves are a problem this time of year but this is ridiculous.
I will play here again but not until mid late november when they should ? , have cleared the leaves.
Windmill, like Abbey Hill, like Wavendon - has the makings of a decent course, hell it is a decent course. The oldest public course in the area (only the ever snobby Aspley Guise is older) and like Wavendon, it does what it tries to do well.
It tries to introduce people to the game of golf who want to have a good time without taking it too seriously - if you want serious golf, play a serious golf course! Someone earlier was complaining about lack of dress code - to which Id say get a life! Or play another course...
That doesnt mean Windmill is a bad course. In summer it plays long and I doubt many players break par. However, the problem is I'm looking for a stand out hole to tell you about and really there isnt one - theres a couple of nice holes such as the long par 5 4th, the par 5 9th, and the par 4 11th are all decent holes - but they wont be anything out of the ordinary.
The fairways are usually OK - the greens usually run true - and the tees are usually decent, its a enjoyable round. However, the course doesnt help itself - I have played around it during the muddy season when frankly it should be closed, the temp tees are rubbish and the greens get bumpy and unmown.
That said - I'd still play it over Abbey Hill if only because their not as pretentious - despite Abbey clearly being the more varied and testing course (and more expensive).
Windmill offers excellent value for money weekdays - the cheapest Ive ever come across - and does a cracking brunch - for a place to learn to play it does a excellent job - if you want a hard course then play 3 locks/Millbrook/Beadlow Manor...
I played this course in May 2005. The fairways are in very good condition, the rough is trimmed to manageable length. Indeed the course seems well looked after. However the greens! They are slow and very bumpy, putting is a lottery. As someone else has posted the bunkers generally have builders sand which sets hard. Several bunkers do not have rakes but I guess that this is to be expected on a course which is surrounded by houses. The course also seems to be used for people walking their dogs etc. On several holes there were people just wandering about the fairways. Pity as this spoils a nice golf course which just needs a few more 'features' to make it a little more exacting and interesting. It does play long.
Well, what can i say about this course?
Played it Saturday 19th March and was unpleasantly surprised.
If i knew anyone in the MK council i'd recommend some serious investment in this course.
It has the makings of a great little course, however the greens are very slow, patchy and diseased, the bunkers are full of sand on fit for concrete and the tee boxes are also a disgrace!
The only real plus points at this time of year is the price and condition of the fairways. £17 for a round at a weekend is reasonable but without the investment needed, its going only go one way!
i have played this course a few times now , and although very reasonably priced i always find that the greens are never in really good condition
the last time i played they had hollow tined the greens and the holes were about 1 inch wide allover the green but this wasnt mentioned when booked or payed for
apart from this a quite good municipal course
I live just round the corner from Windmill Hill g/c and i feel that it is reasonably priced, and you get your money's worth. The course does play long and is very interesting. The front nine isnt as challenging as the back and i find the first nine boring. however the back nine is far more exciting and is enjoyable. the buggy price is excellent, however the pro shop is slightly small but they still stock what your looking for. the course is split 9 and 9 so your able to stop and get a few snacks for the back nine. overall the course is good for practising and improving the game especially to newcomers to 18 holes. if your lookin for something challenging you may need to look elsewhere.
Windmill Hill is a decent golf course with some of the best greens I have seen on a Public course. The course is long and is generally quite forgiving of wayward tee shots. The fairways are in reasonable condition. The holes themselves tend not to be too challenging other than their length. If you're after a reasonably priced game of golf then I'd recommend Windmill, but if you're after a really challenging game with narrow fairways and lots of dog-legs and hazards, I'd look elsewhere.
Wet, Wet, Wet. No not the name of an 80-90's pop band but the definition of Windmill Hill during the winter (it is possible to loose your ball on the fairway). I have been reliably informed that it plays really well in summer, however with lush fareways and excellent greens. so worth a visit in the summer. Even aviod it during wet periods in the summer as it can be quite bad in august!!
Very forgiving , long course , which is superbly priced, and the best value for money course in the area. The greens are always kept in excellent condition, and when I played there recently the fairways were in good nick too. Very friendly in the public clubhouse and proshop. Perhaps lacking in water features, but at least that saves me buying balls. All in all , well worth it.
Windmill Hill is probably the longest course in the area, however it is very forgiving for the military golfer (e.g left right, left right). The greens are in excellent condition and each hole demands a different approach. Probably the best value for money course in the area. Well worth playing.
This course is probably the longest in the area, however it is fairly forgiven for the military golfer (e.g left,right, left,right). The greens are in excellent condition and each holf needs a different approach. Probably the best value for money cours in the area. Well worth playing.
A mature course that benefits from being played during the summer months as it can become muddy in Feb-Mar. New drainage has been laid to combat this though.\r\n\r\nThe greens are large and undulating, and kept in tremendous condition for a municipal course. The holes vary in length and type, most offering a challenge and requiring thought, although wayward drives aren't always punished.\r\n\r\nThe facilities are excellent, and the pro shop is well stocked, in addition the staff are genuine, honest and friendly.
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