5 reviews of Stoneham Golf Club
Re the last review: it certainly isn't a municipal course and I strongly suspect if someone paid £12 to play golf around the area it wasn't at Stoneham!
Stoneham is just without question the best course in South Hants - bar none!. It has always been a fine and hilly heathland & pine course, but has also been looked on as a staid old club which has been behind the times. I am so very pleased to say that it appears that the whole club has really pulled itself into the 21st century with a lovely clubhouse, a genuinly warm and friendly welcome from staff, members and management, and a venue that should be visited by anyone in the area. I went as part of a 20 strong society on a winter offer of £35 including a one course meal (excellent Sausages, Mash & Onion sauce - well recomended!)..after a few days of very iffy Feb weather, whilst we were guaranteed main greens and tees, there was a worry about whether trollies would be allowed, but despite there being a trolley ban the day before, the greenkeepers allowed full trollies on the day of our visit, many many thanks gents!, and this was very appreciated indeed by all of our group who all tend to be "experienced" golfers, if you know what i mean!, The course itself was in absolutely brilliant condition, probably as good as any of the 60 odd courses that I have played in this last year, and in truth, the greens were better now, Feb 2010, than most other courses that I know can supply in Summer.......I shall not go on, it was all very enjoyable - 3 birdies and 36 points helped my thoughts of course. The course itself, well a lovely design with no two holes the same,but be aware, its quite hilly in places cumulating in a brutal par 5 18th, all uphill all the way and feeling like walking up Porlock Hill, especially with a dead battery. Every single holes has its own character, and in truth there is not one weak hole amongst them. Obviously, summer rates are a lot more, but for sheer heathland pleasure, then do visit here at some time..........downside, well none really, yes I suppose its a bit noisy near the motorway and some of the bunkers were compacted, but that had more to do with the rain than anything else.........visit, play, enjoy!
Had a lovely day out here, nice and convenient being close to the M3 and M27, although the motorway noise could drive you mad! The course is part-parkland and part-heathland, with some tough slopes and great par 3's. Always a tough finish coming up the hill at 18 but a warm welcome awaits you in the clubhouse, together with excellent food. This is one of Hampshire's premier clubs and it is easy to see why - very friendly, a good test of golf without being overly taxing and a good clubhouse with excellent new men's locker rooms....we shall return!!!
Each hole is different and the course does not really include a weak hole. It is certainly quite a hilly course and carrying for 36 holes for the first time this year was rather tiring. Take advantage of the par 5 holes - the five par 3's soon eat into your handicap if you do not play them well. A quality course we probably played a month early to see at its best. Several members approached us in the bar afterwards to enquire if we enjoyed the day and course. Recommended.
A very nice course. You stand on the tees and think wow !!! Well worth playing. Quite a hilly course with many nice holes. Nice pro shop and facilities.
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