Bletchingley Golf Club
|Red (W)||72||5537 yards|
|White M: 73.1/123||438||190||472||377||442||467||239||372||491||3488||394||533||165||300||193||504||478||156||389||3112||6600|
|Yellow M: 70.7/121 W: 71.7/123||401||156||437||364||420||459||234||337||461||3269||356||501||146||277||179||488||450||145||358||2900||6169|
|Red W: 70.2/119||361||145||422||327||326||421||212||315||417||2946||309||452||136||261||163||425||399||132||314||2591||5537|
A tough walk
The course was OK, not a hidden gem but decent for a knock. Playing quite a few holes up and down the hill near the clubhouse caused a few achy legs, but the holes on the flatter areas where very nice. Par 3 17th was the pick of the short holes. 18 was a good, tough home hole. Greens were in good condition for early November.
Outside clubhouse areas were a bit scruffy near air guns for shoe cleaning. No towels provided in changing room in case a shower was wanted. Bar was an odd mix of cafe style/club house bar. Overall 6/10.
Course is suffering from the dry spell, fairways extremely dry, greens look like they could do with a lot more water to avoid serious damage. That said they are still running true
Great course - Excellent value for money
Love the course layout, has the best drainage of any course in the south east , this course is open 365, and the greens are good.
We played yesterday and like 99% of all the courses in England all the fairways are parched and bone dry, and the ball was traveling miles ! I have never hit a 300+ yard drive before !
Greens are watered and overall in excellent condition.
The staff are very friendly and helpful especially Peter in Pro shop .
Highly recommend this course to anyone both low or high handicap
fair ways very dry but that can't be helped by the lovely weather we have had so the ball bounces a lot and travels very fast. Also on the day we played there was an Society of 80 people in front of us so took 6 and a half hours.
Good greens. bad bunkers
All in the title really, bunkers very inconsistent, some plenty of sand, some pretty bare lies. Greens good, rest of course fine. Very good staff in bar/catering.
Have played this course many times in the past (used to work fairly close to Bletchingly) so know it quite well. Worth a visit - good layout, fairly hilly, though could do with a chainsaw being wielded on 17th par 3; overgrowth of trees impinging on shot from tee, making virtually no gap to go thru'.
Worth the visit
Course currently in excellent condition changes since I last played it several years ago have markedly improved drainage
A well Kept Secret
A nice unhurried round of golf with a lovely chat with some members at the 1st tee. We were made to feel very welcome by staff and members alike. Lovely views and a bit of wildlife on the course. It can get a bit hilly in one or two places but a well laid out course. there was a bit of mud between some of the holes but that was beside one of the lakes and there had just been 50 golfers that had gone through so not unexpected. It would be nice if they raked the bunkers. The fairways were dry considering it had rained and all in all a lovely course. PS. The food is great in the clubhouse.
Bletchingly golf club
Lovely golf course. Good mixture of different length fairways of varying difficulty. Enjoyed playing even in the pouring rain.
Nice course. As first time here found layout a bit tricky but managed to find my way round OK. Course conditions all good nicely prepared fairways bunkers and greens. Overall very good and would play again.
Disapointment with Teeofftimes
I have played this course on a number of occasions over the past few years and it has always been enjoyable. On this occasion when we booked in we were told it was a 4 ball, I corrected the assistant that no we were a 2 ball which he looked confused at but accepted it and told us the going was slow because a society had turned up who turned up a week early? While waiting to start we were approached by two guys who said they had the same tee time as us and would we mind making up a 4 ball, which we agreed to. On talking to the assistant he said that teetimes do this regularly and book to two balls together.
Fair but challenging course.
Easter Sunday around lunchtime was obviously a good time to play at Bletchingley as it didn't seem too busy and we played at a nice pace.
The Par 3 holes on this course are definitely the longest I have played, on average, but they are mainly downhill with false-fronts so there's a little bit more decision making to be done. My advice is to use 1-club less, drop it short and let it run in.
This was especially true for the 234 Yard (Yellow Tees) 7th hole where all 3 in our group ended up on the group having come up 30 yards short of the green rather than trying to carry the ball all the way to the green.
There's a few dog-legs too that will require accurate club selection and on the 450yard 16th hole a straight drive could result in the ball ending up near the green as there is a massive slope once you get over the crest of the hill which you see from the tee-box.
The greens are also high quality, with a lot of greens requiring you to have a good eye for line as there's plenty of slopes and curves to deal with.
Overall, I loved this course. My home course is relatively flat and Bletchingley offers a bit of everything you need to have to think your way to a good score. If you like more of a challenge then Bletchingley is for you and even if you go offline on some lines there's still a fair chance of recovery sot it's not brutally punishing.
Definitely worth a visit and I for one will be back for more.
Great course, great value
Really nice course - had many good rounds here. One complaint: mats in use on some tees, and impossible to get tees into them. Also some were in poor condition.
Not played this course for over a year and cannot think why. An excellent experience and a good challenging course
Scenic Setting for a Pleasant Golf Course
Having booked a tee time for 1106, we arrived early enough to enjoy a coffee in the bar overlooking the 18th green.
As the course wasn't busy, we managed to start around 20 minutes ahead of time and played the entire round without having to wait and with no-one behind us!
In spite of one or two heavy showers, the course lived up to its reputation of free draining and we were delighted with the condition of the fairways and teeing grounds. The greens had recently been hollow tined and sanded, so were acceptable but not perfect.
The staff we encourage were helpful and friendly and the clubhouse is well appointed and comfortable.
In general, a very enjoyable visit to an interesting and scenically situated golf course.