Worplesdon Golf Club
Worplesdon Golf Club, Woking, South East, England, GU22 0RA
7 reviews of Worplesdon Golf Club
Played Worplesdon today 29/10/14, great golfing experience from start to finish,
Helpful staff friendly members and a beautiful golf course. A test of golf with the heather, well placed bunkers and undulating fairways.
This course is an absolute must play, myself & playing partners are already planning our return visit.
Played here on Saturday in the John Cross Bowl (Open Competition that the club run). 36 holes in the sunshine doesn't get much better than this. It is unfair to say that this is a 'typical Berkshire / Surrey heathland course' I think the layout is excellent with undulating fairways and some very tree-lined tee-shots.
Although Worplesdon draws comparisons with the other W's (Worplesdon, Woking & West Hill), I think this is the prettiest of the 3 and also home to some of the best holes (11th - par 5 hole with a large bunker cutting into the left of the green & 16th - par 3 hole with elevated green).
A great 'shot-makers' course with emphasis on accuracy and course management rather than length to score well.
Wonderful course. Greens, tee boxes and fairways were all in perfect condition. Rather shortish so it's easy to score on most holes. Had probably twice as many birdies as normal. While I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here, I definitely believe that the architect's (Abercrombie) masterpiece is the Addington - similar greens, bunkering, etc. but the Addington's terrain is more undulating and the course more generally more beautiful. Only negative were some of the stuffy members. Was part of a twosome and we got stuck behind a foursome on the 11th tee - slowed us significantly but they would not let us through. All in all a good experience and would like to play here again sometime.
Played here December 06.
I came away from here feeling a bit disappointed. Although it has a reputation for being one of the best heather & treelined courses in Surrey, for me it wasn't quite as good as i was expecting.
It beats most courses hands down but my reasons for being slighty disappointed are as follows.
There wasn't the initial "wow" factor at the outset & i found the first few holes a bit uninspiring .I've read it described as "narrow & twisty" but i thought there was plenty of room off the tee & neither of us found the trees all the way round . As for the "twisty" there were a few "up & down" passages too.
I am a big fan of old ,natural bunkers (as opposed to American style)& keeping courses the way they were intended but in this instance i thought there were too many outdated fairway bunkers here that either couldn't be reached or you could fly over.
On the back 9 you have to play 4 holes by going across a road & i thought this disrupted the flow of the course.
I would have preferred it too if there had been a few more shortish strategic par 4's (like the excellent 8th & 9th )as on the back 9, holes were par 5's & long 4's .The greens were excellent & had that extra few feet of roll that you sometimes get but the fairways were a little bit scruffy in places.
This is a top course (although out of the 3 W's my favourite is Woking G.C) & my niggles are mainly based against its reputation .If you get the opportunity to play here you should take it.
Played here midweek a couple of weeks back and while it wasn't cheap (£80 for a day ticket was probably about £10 to £20 overpriced), there's no denying that this is a very good layout.
The first three holes are almost more parkland in feel, but are typical Abercromby in making the optimum use of elevation for tee and green sites.
I think the 405 yard par 4 fifth is a sensational golf hole and even better for left handers, where you have to draw the ball with your tee shot around a tight corner and avoiding a very well placed bunker in the process, and then hit a high, soft-landing faded mid to long iron directly onto the green to avoid bunkers and a grass gully at the front. All this framed by wonderful tall firs. Brilliant.
The par 5 11th is also a truly memorable hole a straight as a dye 527 yard par 5 slicing through the trees. If I ever win the lottery, I might have to buy out the people who live in the big pile that overlooks the 11th tee, and is named after it.
It's a shame the road interferes with the serene idyll around the second half of the 9th (which has a tee shot that really DOES look like something out of Augusta) and the par 3 10th over the pond.
All in all, though, this is a very good test of golf in beautiful surroundings. Moreover, you know the line about how the people in life who genuinely have something to brag about are the ones who keep quiet well this course is like one of those people. What a contrast to some of the pretentious courses that just gush hot air about how great they are.
I played two rounds in one day in late April as part of a Society day: it was in immaculate condition, both fairways and greens. The club-house is very traditional, and the course is quiet and superbly kept. Similar in feel to say, Walton Heath or Ashdown Forest, both of which are similarly traditional and well within an hour of South London. I'm an 18-handicapper and played just about to handicap. Great day.
Thanks to a business contact I was able to play this wonderful course. Being a relative beginner with a Hcp of 20 I found it quite challenging but fair. Despite the fact that we got soaking wet twice, I thoroughly enjoyed this round. It is probably one of the nicest courses I have played so far and I'll keep very good memories of it. Thanks!
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