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Merrist Wood Golf Club

About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6909 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Architect David Williams (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

2.8
35 Reviews (35)
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Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Mud bath

I wouldn't bother with this course at any time other than at the end of drought during a heatwave.
To be fair, all 4 par 3 holes are pretty nice I thought, bit of interest...and ironically play fairly. You can carry a nice short iron onto good greens.
All other holes involving the need for a fairway were basically unplayable after the recent amount of rain we've been having.
Scorecards should inc a course diagram to indicate the placing of the many hidden ditches that are rife throughout, as well as the hazard posts.
It's also an absolute slog walking from hole to hole...if you are silly enough to risk it then allow four hours to complete for a 2 ball...and that's with no holdups ahead of you.
Heaven help you if you get stuck behind a four-ball...Honestly doesn't bare thinking about.
Lesson well and truly learned.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Merrist wood.

Played this course many times. When it is in prime condition there's few better value for money. Intersting layout and very difficult at the turn. Will test golfers of all abilities off the white tees.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

MWGC

Fairways a bit patchy and all the tees were in a poor state but still enjoyed the round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Unforgiving Rough

Have played this course previously when it was not so dry and had a better game. Rock hard fairways without a decent amount of playable first cut rough, meant balls ran and kept finding thick undergrowth far too easily and were lost even if they had just trickled into the edge. Tee-boxes varied but most were dry...should have packed a hammer to get my and had obviously been watered to a greater extent than the tee boxes. They were fast and bouncy, more favorable for chip-and-run than dropping onto hoping to stay on. Bunkers were not soft sand and quite solid / compressed. Nice course if you pick the right weather, but plays more frustrating in the extreme dry.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good challenge.and interesting greens

The course was in good condition and with wide fairways and very dry weather the ball was running long distances. Greens are good with interesting slopes and overall the course offers some real challenges..
Staff were very fri3ndly and helpful and I had a lovely afternoon helped by the fact I played to my handicap.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Shame about the condition

I'm a big fan of this golf course. So many interesting holes it will take you a very long while to tire of it. Looks like the club is struggling though because the condition of the course wasn't that good so I was a little disappointed. Not in bad enough condition to not return (yet!) but they need to be careful. Once you lose the course I imagine it's a huge amount of money to bring it back and by then people are long gone

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A cracking deal through Tee Off Times, £15 on a bank holiday instead of £35. The course is struggling, like most of them, with the late spring but isnt too far off getting to its best. There are some stunningly good par 4s where you need your best game. (Sadly my best isn't quite good enough but I still thoroughly enjoyed it.)
If you want a good challenge you really need to try it!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

How sad

A great looking course which could be fabulous to play ( it was when I played before ) however yesterday it was the WORST course I have ever played, greens un-puttable, hit your ball on the fairway and it took 3 to find it due to the length of the grass and the grass cuttings, 10yds off the fairway your playing out of a ploughed field. Stay away
Richard

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A long day on the golf course

The greens were bumpy. The fairway grass was too long and roughly cut. The rough was too rough. Play was very slow stuck behind a society. The two ball behind us gave up. 5 hour’s is too long. The chap in the pro shop was chatting to someone on the phone while myself and another waited to be served. The day ended when someone from the club staff closed the door to the patio area and suggested I walk around, fortunately He changed his view. The lady behind the bar when we arrived was good as was the quality of the bacon roll and coffee.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Course conditions very wet and water logged on the Fairways.

Greens were good for the conditions

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

Merrist Wood Guildford

Tempre Greens were sighted in middle of course for all 4 holes and were not mowed could not putt because the rough grass did not allow us to do this very very poor and I did go and see the General Manager who said he was sorry, we did not enjoy our game.
He did not offer another day for us to come back and really not interested overall.
The Greens on the other holes were very slow and not mowed and general fairways were poor.
Did not have Phots as I do not take I Phone on course while playing.
I had played on the course 3 weeks before and found the course is good condition but this time extremely disappointed and not planning to go back at this stage for the worst course I have played this year.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course. Nice layout. Interesting holes generally. Firm but fair!

Good value for money. Greens excellent. Good condition generally but fairways needed a cut. Nice to see the rough is a bit fairer these days!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Too long without a buggie

We needed a buggy really but it was senior captains day and they reserved all 11 buggies for them Which was a shame. Course is very long and there are no planners on each tee which I feel is always a help if you've never played it before. Still played it blind and shot +10 when normal is +6 so not too bad. Would only play again if buggy was available.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First Time at Merrist Wood

Booked an early tee time to avoid playing in the mid day heat. Both of us had not played for a while so wanted a basic course that favoured the wayward tee shot. Club assistant really friendly, got out early and course didn't disappoint. Holes well thought out and allowed for amateur mistakes. Enjoyed the day, well maintained fairways and very interesting greens. Excellent day well play again without question.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

The course and the facilities were brilliant , friendly helpful staff definitely going back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good experience

Merristt Wood is a good test of golf with many exciting holes. We always enjoy our golf here and find the course a challenge.
We did find the course a little below par especially the greens, due to the lack of rain there's no growth so they were very slow and bumpy ! overall very enjoyable and a good experience, we will be back.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

Good course shame about the greens...

At the time I played this course the greens had just been spiked so were in poor condition. Otherwise the course is a gem. I will return when the greens have recovered.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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