Woodlands Manor Golf Club

Woodlands Manor Golf Club, Sevenoaks, South East, England, TN15 6AB

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18 reviews of Woodlands Manor Golf Club

Just completed 18 Holes at Woodland Manor today, and felt I had to share this lovely course.
£30 Green Fees for a Friday Midday tee off, but had the course to ourselves.

Beautiful setting inside a valley-some good optional holes where an attacking drive will reward (driveable Par 4's)
Front 9 play on the lower half of the Valley, with the 10th Hole a steep walk up the valley Par 3 to the back 9.
Greens in very good condition, tees pretty good (slightly uneven).
Not been a fan of a Par 3 18th Hole, I was pleasantly surprised as this hole offers an opportunity to seal or sink a game (And that's what an 18th Hole should do) fantastic views from up high over the entire valley.

Would recommend Woodland Manor as a course, was unable to eat at 4pm in club house excluding some nice Sponge Cake.

Definitely play here again.

Posted by Joe on 28/06/2013
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The front 9 is situated in the valley and fits the natural terrain well. The back 9 looks like it has been squashed in on top of the hill to make an 18 hole course. The two comical par 3s, 10 and 18 are the worst of them. The course condition was reasonable overall, but the bunkers barely had any sand in them.

Posted by David S on 30/04/2013
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Tried to review this course a couple of weeks ago, but nothing has popped up onto the website, so I'm giving it another go.
Played here 21/09/2012 as a first timer. We warmed up using the excellent practice facilities - putting green, chipping green and uncovered grass driving range. Then we got out onto the course. There's a great mix of holes which meant that it did not feel "up and down" at all. I particularly like the short par 4 4th. It's comfortably reachable but trouble is everywhere. The Eiger 10th and the closing hole over the road (both fine par 3's) lived up to their billing. The greens were in great condition and gave a true roll. Some of the tees were patchy, but course maintenance had recently been completed.
All in all a very enjoyable day's golf. We will be back.

Posted by Joe Harley on 15/10/2012
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hi there played course this week great course to play really enjoyed it. the gentleman in pro shop very nice ladies in club house very rude and unhelpful. would love to play this couse again but next time i will also make sure i eat before i leave home and use the pub after

Posted by Spencer Goldsmith on 17/11/2010
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Having played the course on 6th june 2009 with a society of 18 people
every player thought the course was fair but challenging to all golfers .The condition of the course was excellent with all greens
and tees in play.Would have no hesitation in recommending it to anybody.

Posted by mark delo on 07/06/2009
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Had a tee time booked via an online discounted website and arrived today to be told only the back nine was open. So we played that twice. The first hole of the day is called "The Eiger" and by that name you should know why. At the top we were greeted by 4 member laughing at us who invited us (2 ball) to play ahead. As this was our first time, we asked if we could follow. The members played at a good rate and regularly informed us about each hole. At the 18th, the members invited us to "join" them as it is the signature hole. What an experience. You must play it. These members apologised for the whole course not being open and invited us back when it is. Captain if you read this, praise your golfers for their warm and friendly greetings. Second time around allowed me to improve my golf with the "local knowledge".
Nice bar and really looking forward to returning to play the whole course.

Posted by Craig Scott on 06/04/2009
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I have played the course a few times this year and have always found it enjoyable, however, played it yesterday and was disappointed. The Eigar which was formally the start of the back nine is now the first hole which means that the road hole which I think is the signature hole of this course, is now the 9th when it used to be one of the best and most scenic holes you could wish to end your round with. Hopefully, this is just a temporary measure and the course will return to normal soon.
The biggest disappointment of the day was experienced in the clubhouse, the welcome given by the bar staff has never been regarded as warm but today was something else. No hot meals available only sandwiches and even ordering these seemed as though we were asking for the world, maybe because there was two societies playing the course the kitchen may have been working hard catering for those - if so this could have been explained to us normal green fee payers in a warm and friendly manner.
This is one of my favorite courses so i will give it another try next year, but for warm friendly service and a nice meal after the round we will definitely give the clubhouse a miss and drive down the road to the pub!

Posted by Tim Collier on 15/12/2007
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A wonderful course, with plenty of challenging holes. It is not a very long course. It used to be a nine hole course but the built an extra nine holes a while ago. Signiture holed have to ne the 10th (The Eiger) and the 18th (The Road Hole). The eiger, i think, is one of the most difficult holes in the country, if not the world.
It is only 138 yards from the yellows but it also well over 100 yaeds upwards as well. If you Do not make the greem, your ball is likely to roll back down the hill and past the tee area. The 18th is the opposite to the 10th (185 yards forwards down but a long way down with a beautiful view from the tee, The first time i played this hole i reached the green with an 8 iron). it gets it's name form the fact that at the bottom or the hill, there is a road between the bunkers and the green. aside from this there are many wonderful holes like the 5th (Hearts Delight - players are invited to make a donation to the captains charity if they hit their tee shot out of bounds on the right), the 7th (Beeches - a lovely hole with two beache trees between the tee and the fairway) and the 11th (Ridge - proof that a par 4 does not have to be long lo be difficult). It is not a cheap course (Nearly £20 during the week) but it is well worth the money. The course also has a driving range and a putting green and a decient sized bar. It may also be tricky to find (turn off the A20 at West Kingsdown - By Brands Hatch - at the Portabellow Inn, it is sign posted), past some big houses. The road does get quite narrow and windy so don't think you have taken a wrong turning. You will eventually see the course on your right, shortly followed by the clubhouse on your left. If you are looking for a challenging, high quality course (A few years ago they got a company in to do a few of their greens to USPGA standard and asked their green staff to do some other greens as well as they could as comparison. The green staffs greens were much better than the USPGA greens), without the cost of something like Princes, then this is the course for you.

Posted by Peter Kemp on 09/09/2005
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PETER MURRY, WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU BANGING ON ABOUT? I PLAY HERE AS A GUEST EVERY OTHER SATURDAY, AND YOUR COMMENTS ARE NOTHING SHORT OF STUPID! THIS IS A GREAT COURSE WITH VERY GOOD AND FAST GREENS. AS FOR THE TEE BOXES THEY ARE EXCELLENT! (WHAT COLOUR IS THE SKY ON YOUR PLANET?)YOU SOUND TO ME LIKE YOU HAVE AN AXE TO GRIND ON A PERSONAL BASIS, WHICH IS UP TO YOU, BUT THIS COURSE IS EXCELLENT.THE ONLY POOR THING ABOUT THIS GOLF COURSE IS THE 10TH. WHY ON EARTH?
SCOTT

Posted by Scott Kerins on 18/08/2004
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A wonderful Golf course in excellent condition an absolute pleasure to play. The views are superb and the fairways and greens are very well kept.
Staff and facilities are first class and I would recommend this course to anyone.

Posted by Arran Mehmet on 17/08/2004
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Had fun on this course, bring your climbing boots for the 10th! The 18th is one of the best holes to play in the south east. Beware members not letting a 2 ball through - very poor.

Posted by J Briggs on 30/06/2004
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Played over the weekend. First impressions of the course were very good. However the quality of the greens and tee's were very poor. Mat's were still being used on most holes, even though it was the hottest day of the year and the ground was solid.
Every green was covered with bald patches, which is disappointing for a £30 green fee.
Also the attidude of the members is something that I found poor. Although guests can only tee off after 1 at the weekend, we were still expected to allow a competition through even though we were waiting on every hole. There was also several other outdated comments and views which I will not go into.
I don't think I will return, I hope others have a better time.

Posted by Pete Murray on 26/04/2004
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Played the course this week for the first time , the condition of the course was excellent.The 10th hole is definately a challenge but the highlight of the course is the 18th - absolutely suberb.The view of the course and across the valley is breathtaking when standing on the 18th tee, a great hole to finish a round with. Found all the staff to be friendly and helpful, my one only minor gripe was the lack of signs directing you to the next tee and no course guides available - but that would certainly not deter me from playing this lovely course again!!

Posted by Tim on 25/05/2002
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An excellent giving superb value for money. This is a varied course giving a good test of shot-making to all golfers. The fairways were very dry even though it is early March. The greens were a little on the soft side and were a touch bumpy but given the time of year played well. The layout of the course was challenging with some very notable holes. The 10th (Eiger) is truly unique. It is so steep that club selection almost becomes irrelevant. The 18th is breathtaking. Standing on the tee for the first time all you can do is shake your head and think 'What club now?!!'. I should just quickly mention the staff who were all freindly and helpful. I would ceratinly recommend this course to all.

Posted by Mark Haydon on 05/03/2002
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Totally agree with the previous contributors. This is a great course which offers a good test and also good value for money. The course is split into two halves. One in the valley and one higher up. The condition of the course is first class and the practise facilites are excellent with a huge driving range off the grass.
The 10th is seriously steep and so make sure you are feeling fit! Other than that the course is undulating parkland which is easily walked so no need for a buggy. That is until you get to the 18th! This hole is fantastic! A 188 yard par 3 which is so downhill to be ridiculous. You really do have to think about the club selection here. It's worth playing the course for this hole alone!
Only one negative point and that is that on the front nine, if you haven't played there before, it is an absolute nightmare finding the next tee! I'm sure it wouldn't be too much trouble for a few small signs directing you where to go?
All in all a great course that I would recommend to anyone.

Posted by Bandit on 05/11/2001
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Lovely course split into two seperate nines one in the valley one at the top of the hill overlooking the valley. Course was in good condition with reasonably fast and very true greens. Generally plays quite long with the shorter holes well protected by either trees, blind shots or clever bunkering. Interesting layout with 10th (The Eiger) and the 18th (The Road Hole) being memorable for anyone. The Eiger as it suggests is uphill, bring your crampons. and the Road Hole bears no real relationship to it's Scottish breatheren and is actually the opposite to the Eiger as it is a steep downhill Par 3 over a road (drivers beware). Clubhouse belied the age of the club (1928?) but was friendly and welcoming. Good practice facilities are also available. Well worth a round.

Posted by R Haley on 20/08/2001
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Tough course with some long holes (220yd par 3 + 460yd par 4) and a number of blind dirves. In fact all the par 3's were tricky - the Eiger will leave you gasping for breath!
Very well maintained and good value at £21 for weekdays. Will definately be back to play again.

Posted by A Ryan on 07/11/2000
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This is a very challenging course which combined with its beautiful setting and reasonable prices makes for exceptional value.
There are four water hazards on the course including in front of the green at the par 5, second, making it an exciting prospect for the longer hitters
Feature holes include two wonderful par 3s, one of which at 220 yards would sit comfortably on any course and another, the final hole, is played overlooking the whole of the front nine, over a bunker and a road.

Posted by mxn@djfreeman.co.uk on 15/09/1999
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