12 reviews of Lee Valley Leisure Golf Course
Fantastic greens. Without a doubt the best greens I have seen in the county. The fairways are a bit muddy now its november but at the money this is a great deal. All the par fours except for the last are a wedge for the approach but some of the pin positions played on these really quick greens were truly nasty! The greenkeeper must have a cruel streak. The place to practice your short game.
This course has been a great place to come over the years.Its like an old friend.I can't think of a time when it has been in a better condition than it is now.The greens are in really good condition and the fairways are good too.Although this course is shortish,don't think its easy.Some of the fairways are narrow(only a few) and the lake can swallow a ball so its a good test from the tee.Some of the greens are tricky also. Always friendly in the shop,its not a lavish clubhouse because there isn't one,but there is a cafe and decent toilets.We recommend it.
I have recently taken up the game of golf and found this to be an excellent place to learn. Its friendly, very challenging (particularly the narrow fairways) and really excellent value for money. Its certainly not a big course, but the range of par 3 and 4's really do give the amatuer and beginner something to test themselves on. The greens really are very good (far better than other courses nearby), and the course enables you to play a range of middle and short iron shots. The facilities though are not great. There is no club house to speak of, except for the cafe serving a poor cup of coffee. However, they make up for it in the friendly service and helpful shop. Most of all thugh, the course never gets very busy, and that in itself is a welcome blessing.
very cheap at 9 pound twenty pence aftear two greens and tees very good some fairways a bit scruffy but for the price a great round of golf
Don't be frightened off by the location of this course - it actually plays quite nicely. Whilst short the greens are located to give a good challenge and accurate iron play is rewarded. Greens are in good condition and the shop is friendly. Speed of play wasn't too slow either as we went around Saturday morning in 4 hours.
I played here on friday morning in what was my first round of golf for about 23 years (after many visits to the driving range). I thought the course played well. The fairways are tight, some VERY tight and challenging. The greens were in excellent condition and played beautifully. Considering it is mid summer the course was in generally fine condition. The staff in the pro shop are very friendly and approachable and it was only around £12 for the round. I found everyone to be friendly and as I started off as a single I got chatting to the guy coming along behind me and ended up playing out the round with him. All in all a very pleasant experience for my first round for so long. Managed to get around in 99 playing off the yellow tees and i will definitely be going back to try and better that score.
Great course to play, if you can play well around this course you can play just about anywhere else.4832 yards off yellow tees(par66). This course certainly teach's you to play straight. Tight fairways and many holes surrounded by water.(5 holes run alongside the River Lea). Probably the best greens you will play on for a public course.
Considering this is a public course with low fees it is in very good condition and a pleasure to play despite the industrial scenery. Many of the holes sre tight, running between the river and ditches with pylons as a hazard on a few holes. The main drawback is the popularity which causes slow play, and poor etiquette from slow players. The thing that amazes my is the number of disabled people who play there considering that there are no golf carts available. At least I assume there are a lot of disabled players as everytime I've been there all the disabled parking spaces (about 20) near the shop are taken. Or is this another sign of poor etiquette?
Short holes. Good for a beginner as the general standard seems lower than most. Not scenic but it's OK. I wouldn't choose this course above many others but it is very cheap and the shop is very friendly.
The course plays to a poor standard, the scenary which includes smoking factories, industrial plants and a resivoir makes it an unpleasent place to play the great game of golf. The sheer smell is enough to put people off. I have seen insects with parculiar features such as 3 eyes or having an strange colour, which appear from the chemical infested lakes. The greens are preety decent, thats about it. Not my favourite location to play golf.
Coming back to golf after a break of 10 years when I learning the game in Scotland, I was amazed at the quality of this public course. The greens are great. Playing into the Autumn it didn't get very wet. Although not long its great fun, and the scenery is unique with factories, pylons, parkland, canals, trains, a big lake and lots of wildlife all rolled into one. The only draw back is its popularity with congestion and slow play over the weekends.
Lee Valley (Picketts Lock) is a good course for beginners. It is fairly short (no par 5's) but you need to be pretty accurate on most of them. A couple of tricky holes but overall pretty manageable. Greens are good considering it is a busy public course.
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