Quindell Golf and Country Club
Quindell Golf and Country Club, Fareham, South East, England, PO15 6RS
10 reviews of Quindell Golf and Country Club
Hmmm, under new management and currently ok. There are a few naive mistakes: a pond on the 3rd to a green which, quite reasonably, ism't designed to hold. Something similar with a bunker on the 5th which would actually work well if the bunker was just ten yards further back towards the tee and a few trees interfering with potential lines of play. There is after all nothing clever about hitting a fairway and finding a tree in the way or finding yourself narrowly missing a green and finding your recovery option stopped by a lump of wood. Still, the layout is actually pretty good so if they can sort out those few architectural gaffs, and I'd suggest they need ato hire a proper golf course architect for advice as these things always end up going wrong when you try to save money and take a DIY approach, they could be on to something good.
Recently changed hands and is now called Skylark. Early signs are mixed. The course itself has always been better than a lot of people seemed to think and it does seem that money is now being spent on sorting a few things out. Hopefully they won't start putting sprinklers in on the fairways as today, given the hot summer, it played very nicely firm and fast. We did notice a new pond being put it which is a little bit of a worry as the hope is they aren't going to turn it into some artificial monstrosity. As it is, a few trees too near the fairways and greens need to be removed as they look like the mistakes of ill informed staff but, overall, with sensible green fees now of £20, a good, enjoyable course.
Having read previous reports, pleasantly suprised....... The first thing to say is that the greens still aren't great but they do seem to be improving. I expected to find waterlogged wickets based on previous reviews but, whilst still very eratic, you can see things are moving in the right direction. I spoke to a very helpful guy in the shop after my round and he confirmed that a lot of treatment had been taking place. Did hope to at least get a feel for the greens before getting onto the course but then it's difficult when the practice green is made of artificial turf! The first five holes seem to be surrounded by housing designed to make a bold social statement; namely, that you can't buy class. I was half expecting to get caught up in the filming of Footballers' Wives. Fortunately, the last of these holes is quite a nice little par 3 and from there you're into the hills and far better things. The sixth and twelth holes stick in the mind and the short par 4 ninth is attackable with a good favouring wind and a controlled fade. Overall the layout, for me personally, was pretty pleasing. Admittedly though, it does have a bit of mediocracy thrown in. A few marker posts definitely required, but at least that tells you it's an interesting enough course to warrant them. At current internet booking prices of £10 per person I will definitely be coming back, not least because I think it's a course you could benefit from having played before. Again, that should tell you something about the layouts' interest factor.
Ok course nothing special, shocking greens !!!!! got a cheap tee time online for £12. but to be honest not even worth a tenner !!!!
Played on the 26th May 2010. I played at Meon valley the week before and the contrast was very stark. Greens were some of the worst I have come across, with drainage holes, bare patches that would have looked at home on a cricket pitch and areas that hadn't been but for quite a while. This made putting very hit and miss. The fairways also needed a trim so getting the ball to stop on the greens was tricky. The course itself is ok, with a couple of nice holes, 12 and 18 are two that spring to mind. If I had paid the full green fee I would have hinestly asked for my money back as the state of the course was very bad.
The golf course is within a gated, up market housing estate just outside Fareham. Given the fancy houses and on site country club, the course itself was a bit of a disappointment. The first 5 holes are flat and bounded by housing, which whilst unlikely to be in play certainly dominate the vision. The rest of the course is undulating parkland in a more countryside setting, except for 10 and 11 which are two flat, short, non descrip par 4's in a separate field. Nothing particularly tricky, except possibly the drive off the 12th tee and out of bounds on 9, 11 and 12 to discourage cutting the dog legs. Most greens, fairways and bunkers were extensively waterlogged; the fairway grass was long and barely distinguishable from the first cut of rough; most greens were small and featureless with several having bare patches. In its current state, in winter conditions, the course struggles to justify its full price green fee, but is a reasonable value on heavily discounted saver schemes.
What can we say. Terrible. After 4 years of expensive membership of this club myself and 3 friends all resigned today. An 18 hole golf course with 1 green keeper!! That should give you some idea how badly kept this course is. The course remains open in all weathers, electric carts remain in use, in all weathers. This means that the course gets ripped to shreds over the numerous wetter months we have in this country. Final straw is after 3 meetings with the owner raising our concerns the rudest email from him you could possibly imagine. Don't join! Don't waste your money on a single round!
although new to golf i find it hard to enjoy a round when you can not tell if you are landing on the green or in the pond. i played on a very warm but windy friday afternoon and was very surprized to find the first hole flooded, i thought there may be a drainage problem on that green but found many of the next 11 holes in the same condition. it wasnt untill the 12th when i saw the groundstaff over watering the next 4 greens just before i got them and so landing on the green with a splash. i would've been even more ticked off if a hadn't used a 2-4-1 and been charged the full £22 for the worst day of golf i have ever played. very bad management
Fareham Woods GC is now known as "Quindell Golf and Country Club, its present owners having been there for about 3 years, although I understand that it is also currently on the market again. I played here on Dec 21st, the shortest day and the first impression as driving past the rather salubrious houses is that this is a little bit of Florida without the weather! The welcome was warm, although on my own, "go on out and enjoy yourself" so I did! The first 5 holes are in the "Florida type" section, these holes overlooked by some rather glorious houses as would normally be found at Sunningdale or Wentworth!. Then it was back past the clubhouse for some more slightly undulating holes. Although overall the course is short at 5683 yards off whites, it sure is no pushover, and although it has 4 holes under 300 yards, accuracy is paramount. Overall, very enjoyable, course in good condition and one that I would recomend for a visit if in the area
A NICE COURSE TO PLAY THOUGH VERY WET UNDERFOOT ON THE BACK NINE.MADE TO FEEL VERY WELCOME BY THE STAFF,WE USED OUR TWO FOR ONE AND PAID FOURTEEN POUNDS EACH GOOD VALUE I WILL PLAY THERE AGAIN.
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