29 reviews of Surrey National Golf Club
Having played most courses In this area, I must say this takes some beating.even after losing some balls ,each hole was a new challenge.great course.
Me and 3 others played after work on Tuesday 27th March, didn't tee off until 5:45 but for £15 we were happy. Having never played the course before I was pretty excited, i've gotta say what a gorgeous golf course, staff were really friendly and each hole seemed to get better, now starting with a 3 on the 1st hole which is a par 4 is always nice, but the tee boxes, the greens, the fairways and rough were all perfect. Can only recommend this place, we'll be playing weekly after work from now and i'm already looking forward to going back in a few days time, great course and worth every penny
Nice course in the Surrey countryside. Very hilly in places. Some very picturesque holes with some very undulating greens. Very reasonably priced. We paid £32 on a bank holiday weekend at peak time. One bad point though. £6.30 odds for 3 chocolate bars and 2 lucozade bottles, and a terrible attitude of one of the bar staff. Still, nowhere is perfect.
Only one word can describe this course, outstanding. Me and my friend played there today and enjoyed it all! greens in good condition, fair ways in good condition, tee boxes in amazing condition ( the best i've ever seen ) and the clubhouse is imaculate, could not fault this course, a few very tricky holes and a good mixture of short easy par 3's and good mixture of tough, dog-leg par 4's and 5's ... Well worth the trip down for the day :)
I played for just £12 on 18th October playing from the white tees (6600 yds). Unusually there are only 3 par 3's (none of which are memorable) and 3 par 5's which are well designed. Little strategy is needed from the tees as most fairways are generous but the greens are well protected and with significant borrows so the challenge is in hitting them, 2 putting & scrambling well. There are in my view too many uneven stances on or just off the fairways. The opening holes are a bit bland though not easy but the challenge begins on the par 5 5th & therafter there are only a couple of weak holes (10 & 13). The 6th is the best hole but scoring is not easy even if you are striking the ball well. The climb to the last tee is unwelcome but rewarding if you find the flat part of the fairway & defeat the pond waiting to swallow your 2nd. This is a superb finishing hole because even off a good drive it still needs a really good hit and not just a short iron. The greens were in fair ccndition & winter rules in force. This was well worth the green fee & I would be interested to see how it played in firmer conditions.
Got a good deal from an internet provider. I am sure before all the recent rain, the course was the colour of straw. Now it looked very lush and going into the rough took its toll. I found the course to offer a good challenge to myself with a mid to high handicap. Greens may have been slowish but rolled true. Well looked after by the club after missing teetime due to heavy traffic on the M25. Our two ball were not let through by the very slow four balls in front. We played ahead of a birthday society which was very funny to listen to as they were loud and could be heard from all parts of the course (these boys were enjoying themselves). Really looking forward to returning.
A park land course set in the valley between two hills. After a week of rain that had drenched the nation Surrey national was in great condition there was some standing water in some bunkers and the greens were a little slow but apart from that it was in very good condition. The opening hole is a bit disappointing but it all picks up after that with a nice selection of holes many very well presented off the tee. Its not that long but the hilly nature and long walks between greens and the next tee take their toll on the legs. While the holes them selves are demanding and well bunkered they are set in so much land that its actually very forgiving I had a horrible day off the tee spraying it around but didnt pay much of a price for that. The price is on the high side, add on the almost necessity of a buggy and it gets silly.
I have played Surrey National on several occasions and decided to recomend it to friends. Six of us played on Sunday 25th October 2009 but on three finshed. Although the couse is a challenge and can be a joy to play we will never be going back. We walked off the 16th after nearly five and a half hours of excrutiatingly slow play. No round of golf should take that long. If you want to play a decent course in good contition then probably play mid week. Greens were very slow also.
A friend and I were looking for a course to join and took a look at Surrey National. On first play my impression was that it was too long too testing (and bloody tiring). Went away, played other courses (even joined one) but found that after a while the courses were becoming boring and predictable. Went back to the National, played again and absolutely loved it. We found the course could be played in so many different ways with so many gambles to take (if you have the nerve). Yes it can be tough but the front 9 and back 9 feel completely different to each other and keep you on your toes. I am now a member and play weekly and still find the course fun and challenging. I regularly take guests ranging from 13-28 handicappers and have never a bad word from anyone. Definitely one of the best in the area.
Really enjoyed my round of golf here. Despite a torrential rainstorm that covered the greens, 10 minutes later you wouldn't even have known it had rained. A good variety of holes which are all challenging. Yes its a good walk, but isn't that part of what golfs about. Very impressed with all aspects and will definitely come back to play here.
Played here midweek November 06 ( £15 using a county card ). Modern parkland course with holes running along the slopes of a valley. Initial impressions weren't that encouraging upon arrival or after playing the first 2 holes.Then the course picked up as the holes improved & it became apparent that the course had been well designed (particularly around the greens & also considering the general slopey lie of the land) .Three's a nice par 3 with water & the fifth an enjoyable par 5 also using the same lake.The course continued in an enjoyable manner until i reached the par 5 14th .From this point on the course started to feel long & tiring. There's only 1 par 3 on this 9 & it didn't flow as well as the front 9 (although we were held up for most of the front 9 by 2 ignorant members until we had to ask to come through) . The last 4 holes are par 4 's & the 16th green is right next to the car park where some people probably finish as the 17th (which would be better as the 1st hole) sends you back out again just when you don't need it. Added to this there's an untimely long steep walk up to the 18th tee & the 18th hole with it's water carry to the green is spoiled by being about 50 yards too long thus discouraging people to 'go for it'. There's yet another steep slope to negotiate from the last green back to the car park & by this stage i'd had enough. Although there has been mainly good design & variety of the holes ,the par 3's were shortish which i think is good, the undulating greens were interesting & fine to putt on & the course conditioning was decent, the overall tiring nature of the terrain means once was enough for me . Kevin B.
Nice course. Generally a massive challenge for a mid to low handicapper. 3 holes that stand out First par 5 which has a second shot almost entirely over water. Par 4 that has a giant tree guarding the approach to the green 18th that has on open drive, followed by an approach to a green guarded closely by a lake. All in all an above average course which is excellent value on 2-4-1
I played this course for the first time today on a 2-4-1 for £15 and in all honesty you could pay a tenner more and not feel cheated. You can happily take your driver out with you on this course and have a great time without fear of losing umpteen balls. It is extremely forgiving off the tee. Most of the fairway bunkers were positioned too short to be punishing. The greens however are a totally different proposition.They are well bunkered and the slightest error will be punished. The three par threes were an absolute treat and the 18th is a great finishing hole.Every single fairway was in immaculate condition and the greens were ok but not great. Clubhouse is a very smart building with a terrific terrace overlooking the final hole. Also, not as hard walking as some of the previous entries may have suggested. All in all it's a fun round, not the hardest, but great fun nevertheless and i have no doubt i will be back many times.
I loved this course. We were lucky that one of the members there came along to show us the way round, and he had every right to be proud of the place. It ain't easy, and it helped that we had someone to show us the right lines to take. Sometimes we even took them!! I played it in the summer and everything about the course was good. The Greens and fairways were a pleasure, and the clubhouse facilities were excellent too. Playing it midweek on a 2-fore-1 I actually felt like I was stealing from them, it's such good value. However, don't take my word for it, just go play it!
Having played the course at the start of the summer, I thought that this was a very good course in decent condition, however I played it again mid July and again mid August and I was very disappointed in the condition of the greens in particular. I am not a greenkeeper but I do not believe that greens should be dressed in the middle of summer as would be done in Spring. They were therefore covered in sand, bumpy and very poor, not much better than a temporary green. If the greens are improved them this would be excellent value for money and an enjoyable day out but as it stands, it distinctly average.
I thought it was a reasonable course, not as challenging as some although I played so badly I was rarely threatening the green in regulation. Excellent value and friendly staff, would probably play here agaion.
Made to feel very welcome at this well designed course. The only down side is a hard walk, especially towards the end. Condition of the course was very good given the course age - only 6 years! Would recommend to anyone who wants a good day out.
A very pleasant test of golf, we were made to feel most welcome by the staff on this our first visit. Almost all of the holes are interesting for one feature or another, there is no one outstanding hole but each test differing parts of your game. The greens were not in fantastic condition, but a lot of work is being done to them with large areas of them being GUR, so they are obviously addressing the problems. We took advantage of a 2-fore-1 offer available through a local golf superstore and paid only £13 each for 18 holes.
My name is Daniel Hawkins from Reading and i have played this course many times with my uncle who lives very locally to the course. I think that this course i absolutely superbly laid out and the greens are truer that almost any other that i have played on including many top American courses.(Alan Howe) When I have experienced this course it has been in both the winter and the summer. I found that in the summer the greens were very fast and true with the fairways running with the gradient. This was not a downside to me as i enjoy the extra challenge that the course presents. I play off 15 and i have shot both over and under my handicap on this course meaning that I found the course responded to how i played.
I have played this course several times, the most recent being 10th August,2003 - the hottest day of the year!I always enjoy this course. The holes are well laid out , the greens excellent, although tricky to read and the fairways can be tough especially now when it is so dry and the ball will always run to the bottom of the valley. They have had problems with hooligans - this is being rectified by a mobile 'heavy'who belts around on a Quad Bike. I paid £18 Green Fees and wouldn't hesitate to go back. The facilities are good and the new Clubhouse is impressive - in fact I may join!!
The golf course was very nice the first time i played it last year. I payed £18 for 18 holes and breakfast which was very good value. However the condition of the course was very poor indeed. The greens were dry and bumpy and you were not able to trust them what so ever. I missed several 1 footers as they took and missed the hole to the left or right, wherever the bump took it basically.I liked the layout, but that was it, in all i think it was a very disapointing experience. I saw a group of youths running riot all over the course, i was scared at one point, so scared i hid my phone and wallet.
We recently moved to work in this area and as members of clubs 200 miles away, midweek we pay and play. Potentially this course could be very good. The course layout makes you have to think every shot and there are some very pretty holes which will have you tearing your hair out. The greens are very challenging and because the course is now so dry, very difficult to play. However, the main problem just now is that the greens were holatined a few weeks ago and do not appear to have been dressed. Until the holes have been top dressed or nature fills them, this course is not really worth paying to play at the moment. Also do not be caught out over the current special offer of a free round in every 3, if you play twilight golf, this does not apply and you will pay 3 x £18. Play before twilight golf and pay the £25 x 2 and the third round is free. To summarise, we will go back and play here but not until the greens are worthy of it
Impressive parkland course laid out over a succession of valley ridges and hillocks, very scenic with a varied selection of holes. All the derision noted earlier cannot be right, although tricky, sloping fairways play there part, well placed bunkers, water hazards and (occasional)mature treelined holes all add to the nature of this interesting but difficult course. If you play straight you'll be okay, play to your handicap and your'll do better still. One comment is that the fairways are very dry, the greens although good were a little damp and the bunkers in some cases were rock hard. Loved it and will be going back, especially midweek.
I played on April 26th 2003 and thought the course was reasonably impressive. On the positive side: The staff were incredibly helpful and accommodating, the practice facilities are good, the new clubhouse is very nice, the course had a good variety of interesting holes and was suited to a variety of handicaps (my group varied from 8 to 35). On the down side: The course was very dry (but then most are at the moment - so you can't blame them for that), and the slopes can prove a bit difficult to higher handicaps (tip - if you want to play in a flat field don't play at a course with "Valley" in it's name). Previous comments are harsh - some people have ridiculous expectations of perfection. Would I go back? Yes.
Sorry but I cannot agree with majority of comments below. I found the course to be in ordinary condition especially the greens and fairways. The course was too dry and needed watering, goodness knows what it would be like in summer. The course does not necessarily reward good play, with shots sometimes bouncing 90 degrees into the rough. The greens were not receptive or consistent, some shots stopped others ran through. We played on a relatively calm day but the wind was still quite brisk on certain parts of the course. We bought a course guide for 2.50 however the front nine in the book was actually the back nine, and with the 1st and 10th being similar we both came up short on the first which was a very annoying start to the day. You would have thought the pro would have mentioned that fact wouldn't you? Now for the good points. We played a 2 4 1 at 12.50 each which was decent value, the spikes bar was very nice as were the people. The pint of beer after a very tiring course was superb. Unfortunately I would not play this course again but if you can get a 2 4 1 it is worth a go, it may be your cup of tea.
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