East Horton Golf Club
East Horton Golf Club, Southampton, South East, England, SO50 7EA
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15 reviews of East Horton Golf Club
We were part of a society playing the greenwood on saturday 25th april.The greens are the worst I have ever played on! We even heard others in the clubhouse complaining about them so we presumed they were members.I wont be recommending this course to anyone. The seaside 9 hole pitch and putt at Southsea is better than this place.
I can not stress how BAD a golf club this is, undermaintained, service is bad and the greens are like putting of a fairway! I payed for my round and I did not even get 6 holes in before I just went home. It is badly coordinated as I got EXTREMLY muddy and even fell over on mud TWICE In 6 holes! I wou,dnt be surprised if there was no drainage at all. After my 6 awful holes, I went into the clubhouse with a friend and ordered a bowl of chips. After waiting 40 minuites for chips I was disgusted to hear the chef say "ok go and get a bag of chips out the freezer", we had waited 40 mins for a bowl of chips and so far they hadnt even started to cook them. We uped and left. I would recomend this course to no-one, not even as a joke!
really nice course and very friendly and helpful staff great value to I played twilight for £15 magic !
played yesterday for the bargain price of £15. loved it cant agree with the review about the staff had a good laugh with the pro and picked up a couple of shirts in the sale
Played the greenwood golf course the other day, I found the course itself very nice indeed, although the course is short - do not be fooled, the course is still a very good test. On paper the course seems short and somewhat of a birdie-fest but sharp dog legs and gorgeous tree lines not only makes the course tricky but also very aesthetically pleasing on the eye. The member's playing all seemed very friendly and helpful, especially as the course could do with a few more markers to show hole direction. Now, my gripe, My two friends and I went into the golf shop to pay our green fees and we were greeted with what I can only say was a chap who seriously needed to brush up on his personal skills. I'm not sure if he was the owner or just a worker but we all went outside and commented to each other how rude he was. No pleases, no thank you, no help. No map was given of the course, we were not allowed on the driving range as it was closed... although when we walked past it there were several people practising on there, I can only assume he let his friends on there. Had it not been for this delightfully rude gentlemen I would of enjoyed the experience far more, I'm afraid he soured our first experience of the course and we all remarked that we liked the course but wouldn't play here again because of the cold welcome.
I have just played the new greenwood course today 5 years after my last visit, and its really very good the holes are longer and a good challenge the tees are better than the old Greenwood my one gripe is the bunkers that were full of clay and lack of sand. The greenside bar is the best 19th hole in hampshire. One area that i was impressed with is the proshop well stocked and i picked up a very nice new bag at a bargin price but what really made my day was the pro (miles ) had lots of time for me gave me great advice about the course and even a free tip about my wives grip nice to see someone happy in there work and on a sunday !!!!we will return and at £15 after 12pm a steel.
I do agree with what others have written about the Greenwood course benefiting from maturity and the monotonousness of the course layout once you are into the main parkland area of the course layout. But what new course wouldn’t benefit from the young staked trees growing into solid lined fairways instead of internal OOB’s? I’d also say that a number of holes are played with brain over brawn and do require some strict technical shot placement. The opening hole on the scorecard is a 245 yard, SI 16 par-4 that on paper appears to have little difficulty. It is what I’d call a “marmite” hole; you’ll either love it or loathe it. Sit outside the bar and watch the constant club selection changes and head scratching for it’s a simple hole that requires a premeditated consideration. How many opening par-4’s do you know where a Pitching Wedge off of the tee is the right club? Whilst there are no other short par-4 holes like this on the course, the course has a number of holes whereby thinking ahead and playing safe will ensure you shoot low. We paid £11.50 using an on-line booking weekday 4-ball offer, it was definitely good value and we all agreed that we’d be back to play it again.
Played the Greenwood Course today. But for the very friendly and helpful member I played with I wish I hadn't have bother. I was reliably informed that the course has had to be changed considerably in the last few years as the club lost the use of land on which previously there were some good holes. It showed. The first couple of holes were nice, as were the last few, but those in between were duller than dull. No question that maturity will improve the track but endlessly repeating uphill and downhill sharp doglegs and throwing in internal OOB is never going to get that exciting. I couldn't help but feel that the undulating landscape could have been used so much better. The greens had just been treated and no one can be critical of that but, regardless, the overall condition of the course was shabby. I will at least say that the pro was very helpful and the club itself had a nice feel about it.
Played the Greenwood course. Greens fantastic, Staff welcome great. Facilities good. Course needs a little tidying up but a good test and very up and down. Buggies not a bad idea. In general, I look forward to return and will give the Parkland course a go.
The parkland course is still a great course. The Greenwood has lost some fantastic holes and others modified. Thankfully the first hole is the same and a great test; the tees were incredibly firm and the grass on the new greens spartan. More hole direction markers, removal of loose stones around bunkers and a tidy up of the GUR areas would make a significant improvement.
I have played the Greenwood course for many years but have just played it for the first time under the new layout. What an improvement! Yes the new holes are lined by new trees so it is slightly open in places but, as I said to my playing partner, it really is not noticeable due to the fantastic variation and undulation in the course. The greens, in particular the new ones, are large and offer subtle breaks and the greens are running really smooth and true and the fairways were in great condition. I have to say for £24 it really is great value for money. Well done Guy Hunt you have created a fantastic new course from the old one :)
Just returned from a trip to Hampshire where I played on the Parkland course. I had booked to play on the Greenwood course but I was told the greens has just been treated and was advised to play on the Parkland course. We all started off and I was soon disappointed, the first nine holes I found fairly dull, although the fairways were good it felt like we were playing in a big field with few features, the back nine was more interesting with trees and sloping ground to contend with. The greens were very fast, the 16th green is on a very steep slope, one my colleagues hit his ball up the slope to an inch of the hole only for the ball to roll back down the hill to where he had started five feet away. Cost of the round was £19 which was fair, the Greenwood course did look more interesting although does appear to be very hilly. The course would also benefit from signs directing to you to the next tee as this was not always clear and we had to carry out the odd search to find the next tee The greenside bar was very pleasant if a little expensive. Overall if I was to return to area I would play at East Horton again, although on the Greenwood course rather then the Parkland
I played The Greenwood Course with my Society colleagues and was pleasantly surprised by what I found. Not a long course by any means but there are some lovely holes. I believe the course is undergoing some remodelling so no Strokesaver was available. As a first-timer to the course this made playing and enjoying it much harder. They should do away with the practice range and use this space as the first fairway playing across the stream to the green. The current first hole is a poor starter. There is also an abundance of 'internal Out-of-Bounds' posts, which in my opinion shouldn't exist. If this is due to safety because the holes are close together then don't put them so close! The course does have the feel of being a little crammed in. On a positive note, the greens were superb, running true and fast for April. The greenkeeper that chose some of the pin positions must have feeling a bit sadistic but the greens were a true test. Overall, good value for money. I will return after the remodelling is completed.
A great course which is very challenging in a beautiful setting . Does get very wet in the winter but do some great value deals and all the staff are very friendly and helpful.Fairways and greens are in good condition and the 16th over the lake is a joy to play .
Just outside Fair oak Hants.two x 18 hole plus 9 hole par 3 course with driving range and 2 small putting greens.Pay and play cost 16 pounds a round, plus from NOV.for 18 pounds you get coffee and lunch. Played off mats, fairways good for time of year [NOV.]greens A1.A good day out what ever your handicap.
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