High Elms Golf Club
|Red/Summer (W)||72||5524 yards|
|Red/Winter (W)||73||5402 yards|
|White M: 71.6/128||371||304||284||443||132||441||399||200||548||3122||367||267||477||224||426||302||158||400||478||3099||6221|
|Yellow M: 69.7/124||365||295||275||435||123||435||387||190||542||3047||363||264||471||213||417||292||151||320||472||2963||6010|
|Red W: 72.5/126||357||285||252||402||103||386||341||174||509||2809||290||257||454||206||396||281||135||303||393||2715||5524|
Saturday Morning Concerns
We booked this course having not played it many years, upon arrival was advised that the course layout had changed, the back 9 was not the front 9.
The putting green was very sandy but advised by the starter that the rest of the greens were good....... that was no way accurate - they were all awful. I understand that this time of year the greens need work, but new players should be notified and green fee reduced as no green was of a suitable standard for £30.
As a 2 ball at the start we were advised there were members in front, but they should let a quick 2 ball through, 2 groups did let us through, but at were held up for 13 holes by a very unobservant 4 ball members group hitting it all over the place... who would not let us through and subsequently had to wait on every shot for the remainder of the round. When mentioned about it in the Pro shop, it seemed that this was the normal and nothing could be done about it.
Great value for money
Good challenge at an acceptable pace for a sensible weekend price
Great course, well maintained, outstanding value for money
Great course, in really good condition and really good value for money. Will come back again
Lovely course for the price
Well looked after considering it’s winter. Nice course, will definitely be heading back again.
Interesting layout, winter course, muddy underfoot
Being winter time, this course was quite muddy underfoot.The greens were quite bumpy. I enjoyed the variety of the different holes. The only hole that I found very confusing was the second hole, as there was no direction pole showing the direction of the fairway. Being a short hole, I had no idea where to aim my drive. This was the only hole where I lost my ball.
Winter tees in operation at High Elms now but mats are excellent. Fairways very patchy after being parched from summer but playable - hopefully recover ready for next spring. Greens in reasonable nick. Some green surrounds getting muddy following wet spell but that's the norm this time of year. No temps and, all in all, very good for £15. The pressure hoses for shoes and trollies are located in the middle of a mud heap - so you clean your gear of mud then get covered again walking away from hose! Need a rethink there!
Great little track
The green were still in very good condition. Tees were starting to get wet due to time of year. Overall course was in good condition.
Its not too challenging as a course as several par 4 holes are short. But overall i really liked the day out
Been playing High Elms for 30 years and it remains one of the best layouts around for a public course and for value for money. Course in very fair condition for mid-October. Fairways struggling in parts, like many other clubs, following hot summer but no issues. 3 and a half hours very good. Still gotta re-lay that 10th green, though - absurd slope!!
It has been better
This course has really nice layout but currently isn't playing well. Some fairways are very patchy and the greens have been hollotined. Overall I would still recommend but maybe give it a few weeks.
Really enjoyable day out
Enjoyed playing High Elms. Staff were very helpful and welcoming. More importantly, the course appeared to be well managed , clearly signposted and easy links between green to next tee. Course pleasantly laid out. Wide fairways lined by masses of beautiful trees..
Fairways understandably patchy in places after long summer drought but greens were excellent condition; true and fast. .
Great way to spend a Bank Holiday Monday
I can thoroughly recommend High Elms GC in Orpington. Having spent nearly 20 years paying inflated prices at a private course which was closed more in the winter than not, due to the poor drainage,. High Elms offers great value for money, easy booking facilities, a fair challenge (golf-wise), a well maintained course and fantastic changing rooms. We had minimal hold ups and we managed an enjoyable round.The staff are helpful and friendly and the clubhouse is family friendly and an light and airy.
All in all, a perfect way to spend a bank Holiday Monday. Thank you!
Played here for the first time in several years ago and was disappointed with the new set up in reception, which now acts as a cafe/ bar /pro shop. The golf stock was very limited,
Really nice course to play
Really pleased we played it, fairways and greens in excellent condition, nicely set out and scenic, good for intermediate golfer like myself, greens were a bit slow, but no compliant's, second 9 was a bit of a trek, but over all enjoyed playing the course, staff friendly and club house good. definitely play there again.