9 reviews of Worldham Golf Club
I played on 29th June for £11 & was told that this is a much better test from the whites(annoying if you are restricted to the yellows) but with the exception of 6th & 17th it is difficult to see how an extra 10 or 20 yards would make the large number of short par 4's a real test.
It seems that several bunkers have been allowed to return to grass
which is hardly the sign of a course going places.
Fairways were scruffy but greens genreally good in spite of being sanded. This was mentioned in the pro's shop so full marks for honesty as well as good prices for food and drink.
A course higher handicappers will enjoy more as the series of straight tee shots with a rescue club will not be so easy. Worth the discounted green fee if you are local or passing.
good value for money, good course, short with tricky holes, some open some tree lined all in all a good mix, the greens are good and half of them with undulating surfaces, foods good at the 19th and good value.
First the good. I enjoyed the 6th & 7th holes, and around the turn you get a chance to breath when the course starts to open up a bit. Also, there are some nice views of the local countryside to be had so the course isn't without its merits.
However, then there's the not so good. Far too many holes seem to be crammed in next to each other through a lot of this course, with narrow fairways being the overwhelming memory. Also, a lot of these fairways are bordered by rows of trees in straight lines. This may be irrational to get upset by such a thing, but why would you plant trees in straight lines? Okay, so maybe it's easier to cut the grass between them, but I just think a course looks more natural when they have that look of having grown there randomly.
If you're looking for some testing tee shots then this place will do that.
The fairways, tees and greens are playable, but they need to do something about the clover which seemed to be thriving on the edge of a number fairways.
I can't really comment about the bar and changing facilities as I didn't use them, but I did get a warm welcome in the pro shop.
This course most definitely falls into the short, but tricky category. Although some of the holes are open parkland the main impression is of narrow fairways hemmed in by mature trees. The course designer has shown a lot of imagination in the contouring and shaping of the greens which makes getting approaches and long putts close to the pin challenging.
The back 9 does suffer a little from too many similar short par 4s where using a driver off the tee would be distinctly foolhardy, and a feeling of several tees and greens being a bit on top of each other.
Excellent value for money, particularly on their midweek afternoon special, which was only £10 when we played.
Played here in September 2003.
A most enjoyable place to play. For £15 weekend green fee represents excellent value for money. Lots of variety with 3 or 4 Par 4's under 300 yards although with tightish dog legs which means only medium irons off the tee. Several of the greens are multi tiered and this course actually provides quite a test. There are also a couple of quite daunting tee shots where there are trees coming across you from the right and the ability to hit the ball left to right is a big advantage. Course could with a little tidying up but would rceommend it to all.
This could be a fantastic course. We played on a Saturday at 9am and didn't see a greenkeeper all round. Consequently none of the bunkers were raked or greens swept of dew and they were the slowest I've ever played. There are many doglegs, and without the aid of a strokesaver to know the yardage to the bend they were extremely difficult. On several holes the next tee was far too close to the green and made approach shots a bit nervy and the air was alive with FORE!. On one the faiway narrowed near the green with OOB on the right and the next tee was on the left at the narrowest point, this is madness. We got the impression that there really wasn't enough land for 18 holes. With a good strokesaver this course would be a good test for a mid handicapper, but I wouldn't want to be playing near beginners. Spike bar is cheap with good food available and a nice veranda to relax on. Well worth a visit.
Alton is good value for money set amongst nice countryside .The main part of the course requires good straight hitting off the tee before opening out on the last holes .The secret appears not to be to greed on the mid and inviting short par 4 holes .You should also get a good welcome and have a good day out .
This course is good value for money and certianly one I would reccomend . From the clubhouse you will get a nice welcome and then go out on a course that starts tight and only opens out towards the end .The major requirement is good straight driving in particular with regard to the dog legged middle holes . A nice course for the mid to high handicapper but not for someone starting out . 7/10
This is a nice course that is very good value for money .The course is set in nice countryside and is tight on the opening holes before opening up on the last few .Anyone mid handicap golfer or above should have a good game .7/10 .
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