8 reviews of Burhill Golf Club
I was fortunate enough to play both courses here with a member and I say fortunate primarily because I would have felt hard done by if I'd be charged the full fee. That isn't to say either course if poor, far from it, but a £90 green fee for either course is more representative of the part of the country you are in than the quality of the holes; an assertion born out by the fact that neither course seems to feature very highly in any serious rankings, and even where it does it's seemingly thrown in as an alternative to some of the more typically Surrey heathland courses. The Old Course I found to be preferable, not least because no one had felt the urge to introduce unnaturally wiggly bunkers and water fountains and the bunkering was strategically sound. Both layouts were reasonable and certainly not a waste of time to play but, overall, more a case of style over substance than anything else. Perhaps that's a little harsh, and probably more a reflection of the disproportionate green fee than anything else, but you get the gist.
Played both courses off the very back tees on a lovely sunny day. The new course is a lot longer (just short of 7000 yards), and is better.to be honest, we found the old course rather average in layout and challenge. greens are good and fast on both courses, with the new course just nicking it in terms of overall condition. Clubhouse is nice inside and out, and quite friendly. We paid £120 for both courses, which is reasonable, but not great, value.
We played the Old Course on a winter special (£34 pp) in April. The course has a very historic feel to it, it's not very long and plenty of old and established trees. The holes themselves are ok - not that much in the way of variety and I didn't think there were too many where you really had to think about where you were putting the ball, in play was good enough. It was in good nick but not sure I would rush back to play it when there are other Surrey courses to try. Bit stuffy in the clubhouse too.
Played the new course with a member on a sweltering Friday. This is a real class set up, the new course is quite open and relatively forgiving. It is relatively flat so a good course to walk. The greens are excellent, quite undalating and lightning fast. There are some lovely holes, I think the par 4 15th was my favourite hole, requiring an accurate drive and a very long carry over water for those brave enough to go for the green in regulation. I don't think that there is a bad hole on the course. Of course the facilities are superb and set in a beutiful environment. As a members guest I had to look up the green fee which is not insignificant, that said you certainly get what you pay for here. I am certainly hoping I get an invite back to play the old course.
played both new and old course in a mixed open a week ago. firstly both courses are short so should suit most handicaps, the new is probably the longer of the two but not by much. The new course is as it suggests very new, that said the greens are fabulous, true and quick so if you have good putting stroke you can pick shots up as they will test your level of feel with the flat stick. The 18th is a lovely finishing hole. The course is laid out nicely but for me, as with most new courses they have wasted money on young sapplings such as beech and silver birch trees which add nothing to the course. What they should have done is use gorse to line the fairways which would have given a great feel to the course as currently it is fairly dull on the eyes. the old course is as suggested well bedded in and very mature, though the report suggesting it is like the west course at Wentworth is way wide of the mark. If you compare this course with its comprable neighbours it comes up slightly short. It does not have the layout of St Georges hill or the length and it does not have the variety of holes that either The Berkshire or Hankley common have. The club house is lovely and the proshop well stocked and all the staff a helpful and courteous. They are crying out for members but with a £6k joining fee I think they will be crying out for new members for a while, also £2k subs per annum which is not bad for a 36 hole layout with good range facilities however St georges hill is £1.6k subs and only £4.5k joining fee???? with facilities a little a head of Burhill. If they drop the joining fee then well worth joining
Played Burhill on a number of occasion now, as a good friend is a member. Only played the Old course, due to the fact that I love it so much .... I have always found it in excellent condition, very well cared for. The 1st is quite a tough (In length) opener, so make sure you warm up well before ;-) My favourties are the 3rd (Par 5), 5th (Par 4 SI 1), 7th (Par 4) Aiming your drive over the huge tree to cut the left dogleg, leaving a short wedge to the green. 11th (Par 3) Over 200yds uphill, 12th (Par 4) A great view from the elevated T, 15th (Par 5) Make sure ur drive is LEFT of marker post. This is my regular Eagle hole but after hitting Sunday Best Drive and nailing my 3 Iron to the green which is slightly downhill so you can follow hte ball all the way down ;-)... My only slight dissapointment is I find the 18th a bit of an anti-climax. Your 2nd shot to the green is normally a blind shot and the green has trees all around it. It is only when you finish the holes and walk throught the trees, do you set eyes on the Magnificent clubhouse. If the 18th finihsed outside that, then would be amazing.... Wonder if it could be done !!!! The practice putting green would make a great green, and then the holes would be a long Par 5 ;-) Overall a great 18 holes of golf on a very well cared for course. You will not be dissaopinted
Two very different but excellent courses. The Old reminds me of Wentworth East, a classic Surrey course. The new is less scenic in general but the actual holes are very, very good and well thought out, especially on the back 9.
Played the Old Course with a society on 29/11/04, the course was in superb condition, no trolley bans all on main tees and greens. A good test of accuracy and club selection in a lovely parkland setting. The clubhouse and facilities were excellent, friendly attentive staff and excellent food.
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