Addington Court Golf Centre - Falconwood Course
|Red (W)||69||5063 yards|
|White M: 66.2/111||328||347||262||127||268||167||431||407||183||2520||507||162||361||322||346||396||145||379||334||2952||5472|
|Yellow M: 63.1/105 W: 67.2/113||318||337||257||121||252||160||416||389||171||2421||497||162||352||316||324||376||138||369||305||2839||5260|
|Red W: 64.1/107||312||328||250||117||231||153||407||377||163||2338||487||143||342||312||312||342||129||361||297||2725||5063|
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Some decent length holes, the rough is very unforgiving and some of the fairways narrow which makes the tricky
Wanted to play the old course which I thought I had booked
I wondered why it was so cheap I should have looked at the booking form more carefully
This wasn't a great start. I'd bought a 7am tee time online, their website said the course was open from 7am, and when I got there I found out that they don't open until 7.30. The guy in the shop apologised, which was appreciated, but you kinda think that someone needs to be making sure the details don't get forgotten.
There are two 18 holes courses here, the Falconwood and the Championship, and neither are especially long (both are under 5300 yds from the yellows). There are a few climbs though, so consider a buggie if you aren't a fan of hills.
The Falconwood is the cheaper course, and it certainly feels like that when you play both on the same day. The fairways are wide, the greens are small, but the condition is far better than a lot of reviews I'd seen had suggested. The bunkers aren't great and some are GUR, but you have the option to just not go in them
The Championship course just feels a lot nicer. The fairways are still pretty generous, and the greens are both larger and in very good condition. The bunkers looked a lot better too, although I didn't get to experience any of them first hand (yay!).
Both courses are very scenic, and both have great layouts and some pretty holes. If I lived closer then I'd certainly be playing here more often.
Average course for good price
We found the greens to be in good condition considering the earlier reviews. But the bunkers were a disgrace, the majority of them were full of grass or stones, we decided to pull the ball out of the bunkers as they were unplayable. Also the tees were extremely level.
But for £20 its ok for beginners but I wouldn't go back
Good course - pity about the greens.
The course set up is great, but the whole experience is let down by the conditions of the greens which for most part we could not putt (affecting the scoring). Oddly enough, I had seen a review dated last September but ignored it given the time that had elapsed only to find to my surprise that the condition had not changed - which is a shame. This needs to be put right, or at the very least customers are informed so that they can make an informed decision before playing the course.
Poor greens but cheap
There was a lack of directions to the next tee for first timers and no map on the score card. (we got lost at one point and had to back track to the previous green).
Fairways were good but the greens were extremely poor. However, it was relatively cheap for a Saturday and would suit beginners.
The course is in poor condition
Awful greens and none of the tees are flat. They said that the greens was due to a problem with a watering machine, but there is no excuse for the awful state of the tees.
The bunkers were also in awful condition; some had grass growing out of them...