7 reviews of Sandhill Golf Club
Played this course on Saturday morning with 5 friends in two 3-balls. I thought the course was in pretty good condition considering the recent weather. The greens were pock-marked with old pitchmarks but it didn't cause too much of an issue. Some fairways were a little water-logged but it has been raining and I was suprised that the course was even open. Overall, I thought the course offered a fair challenge. With the ground so wet it was playing much longer than usual and it challenged a few of our playing partners. Some of the holes are a little blind, with hazards popping up here and there to suprise us. we should have invested in a course planner. I am certain that this would be a great course in the summer, a really enjoyable walk and some interesting holes make for a great course. The highlight for me was the short Par 5 18th. A driver + 5-iron in around the corner made for an interesting finish. Still missed the putt for birdie though!
Played the course mid-week in mid September. The course was in good overall condition with Tess & Fairways all fine - the Greens were the best i've played on so far this year - very quick, true rolling and receptive. Bunkers are a little inconsistent and appear to have to have more Sand in than actually have. The layout is interesting with varying length par 3's and 4's, annd a few dog legs. The course is relatively straightford to play if you keep the ball straight - the courses biggest defence is the sloping greens which when they are quick makes for some interesting putts & chips if you dont leave the ball below the hole. Some of the other reviews suggest the course is easy - i can only assume the other reviewers played on calm days because when the wind is up it makes the course very difficult, particularly on the long par 4's (the difficulty rating i've given is on a calm day). Great value on the Autumn deal at 15 quid a round, the course also takes 2 for 1 vouchers during winter which makes it less than tenner - brilliant value.
We played Sandhill with our society on Sunday 1st March and received a very warm welcome. The weather was suprisingly good for that time of year so I was very suprised when we were playing off mats and been asked to tee the ball up on the fairways. To be fair Sandhill is OK, the fairways are generous and open but were in good condition. The course offers a variety of holes with some doglegs unfortunately as we were on mats the 17th (par 4) and 18th (par 5) were too short which led to a disappointing finish. The greens were quite tricky and some of the pin positions a little interesting however Stableford scores on the day were generally high which reflects the simple challenge the course offers. The food and staff were brilliant and we were well looked after. I was a little disappointed to be charged full for the food for two of our party that couldn't make it on the day but apart from that it's a nice small welcoming course what doesn't offer much of a challenge but was enjoyable all the same.
The fairways on the 1st and 2nd need some attention, as do the first couple of greens, but after that very little to fault considering the time of year. Most holes offer generous fairways, but nearly every green has some serious borrows which makes reading putts for the visitor a nightmare! Sandhill appears to be a very progressive club, i played with a couple of members and they notified me of the developments taking place, most of which appear to have worked well and added value to the course. The clubhouse is cosy and the staff in the pro shop polite. Could do the a resident pro, always nice for a visitor to have a natter with the pro and nosy in the club shop, or maybe thats just me!
The fairway on the first two holes need some attention but overall a nice little course. An excellent course for the novice/intermediate player with lovely greens. The welcome from everyone associated with the course can't be faulted.
You'll get a really warm welcome at Sandhill, from the Pro shop, bar staff and green staff. Easy course, with generous fairways. Some very tough to read greens and some really deep bunkers to avoid, 4th especially. Very easy walking. Playable all year round.
This course does accept visitors and makes them welcome.It does have good catering facilities and it will take societies even at weekends. It is suceptable to becoming very soft and waterlogged during really wet winters but in the summer plays really well. The club have recently made a lot of alterations making the course better and more interesting to play
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