8 reviews of Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club
Played yesterday with 3 mates and had a great day!! Recommended but wasn't sure as I hadn't heard of it. Great course! Hidden Gem.. Good food and brilliant value!!
Played Stoneleigh Saturday 18th June for the first time and we were all very impressed from the minute we entered the car park. Club house and course look very inviting and we were not disappointed. We were met with a friendly welcome in the Pro shop and even managed to tee off 10 minutes before our allotted time. The gentleman in the Pro shop asked if we had played the course before and when we said we hadn`t he took the time to take us outside and go through the course layout and various hazards we would encounter including a par 3 on the back 9 where you tee on high and then take a buggy down to the green some 50 feet below and then back up again. (A great idea for us 40 somethings looking to save our legs!!). As for the course itself it was a rather strange layout being 38 out, 33 back including 3 consecutive par 5`s on the front but this did not detract from the enjoyment and as the back 9 is that much shorter the round seemed to be over in the blink of an eye. The tee boxes were without doubt the best we have played from all year, being extremely flat and plenty of thick but closely mown grass to tee up from. The greens were a little woolly but we had had quite a lot of rain overnight which may have slowed them a little. The course whilst not overly long is no pushover and has some very tricky and interesting greens. There are also a couple of c.200 yard par 3`s which are very tough indeed and require long accurate drives to even think about making par. The 18th is a tremendous finishing hole with water to the left when you drive and again in front of you for your second shot to the well guarded green. Avoid the many huge trees around the course especially those in the middle of the fairways and you will have a good round. Testament to how we enjoyed ourselves, we promptly booked for the following week when we had finished...........
Really nice course, great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Certainly the best value for money in the area. I would go as far as to say they are probably to cheap!! The course, although short on back nine has some magnificent trees and scenery. If i lived closer I would definately choose here for my home club. Look forward to our next visit.
Played today in fourball. We were warmly welcomed by Ray in the Pro shop, great chap! Went through to clubhouse at 8am to be greeted and served breakfast by the chef another funny character. Had a good game of golf and for this time of year the course looked immaculate! Today has made me realise you dont have to spend loads of money to play a great course! A pat on the back is certainly deserved by all.
Quite an unusual course in some ways, a 38-33 split with a run of par fives on the front and par threes on the back. You need to pick your way round the first nine in particular, even a good drive can sometimes leave you blocked out behind the huge trees. The par three sixth is a brute, 217 yds to a well bunkered green only 6 or 7 strides across. Back nine is much easier to score on (and c700 yds shorter), three short par threes (incl a nice drop hole), plus a longish par three and couple of nice par four holes over the river. Worth playing, but you need a little good fortune in places to score well unless you're very accurate / straight or just lucky!
Enjoyed my round. Played midweek at 07;10 and did not see a soul, sub-3 hour round. I imagine the course is more challenging in the summer when the trees have foliage and the temp tees (ie fairways) are not used, making it longer and tighter. Greens were good for Feb and are small but interesting. Not much in the way of bunkers, as you will see from any arial photos , or rough, (I used my driver and did not lose any balls!)but some interesting terrain, a wide river on a few holes and of course the trees. The par 3 6th was beautiful to see but in this case the bunkering made it look an impossible target. Course was easy to find and easy to book. The maintenance encampment on the 16th would be better hidden but did not affect play. Recommended.
Me and my dad played here for the first time on 14/2/08 and we were very impressed. Despite the weather, the course was in very good condition with only a few temporary tees but no temporary greens. The greens in particular were very soft and very unpredictable. The 1st isn't really set out as well as some of the other holes, but the only reason why is because of the small par 3 course in the middle of the 18 hole course. The 7th is a particularly difficult hole as the tee off is blocked by trees where you aim to land, and that leaves you with a dilemma as to go for the green and risk ending up in the river that blocks your path, or lay up if you're chicken! The 9th is a short par 3 that shares it's green with finishing hole on the course. I found this very odd, because what happens if you tee off on the 9th but accidently end up on the 18th?! It is a very well designed course with 4 par 3's on the back 9 and 4 par 5's on the front 9. The pro shop isn't all that big but is still filled up with what you would normally expect. And a very good municiple course for golfers of all levels.
Played the `Deer Park' yesterday, the course was in very good condition considering how badly the wet weather hit the course. You can see where new drainage etc have been added and other improvements. Greens were true and fast. A nice welcome in the pro-shop and a friendly environment. Well done
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