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3.5
39 Reviews (39)
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3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.4
69.9%
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28 out of 39 reviews
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3.0
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2.5
Value
3.4
Layout
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Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.3
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4.3
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17 out of 27 reviews
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3.1
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Conditions
2.6
Value
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Layout
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Pace
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4.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Parkland
Par 69
Length 5815 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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North Downs Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1899
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.5
39 Reviews (39)
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Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens have come on loads!!!!

From a 2 week gap the greens have come on leaps and bounds. Tough course but enjoyable

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lovely course

Played this course on a sunday morning and it felt like we had the place to ourselves. It's a tough course with sloped fairways which you must take into account when teeing off, the greens weren't great but I know from the past they are normally very good, I'm sure after a recent issue they will be back to normal soon. Really enjoyed the layout and fairway conditions were excellent. I would definately play this course again.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A challenging course where you need to think

Greens need a bit of work as mentioned by others. Events in lockdown havent helped, but speaking to a few members and with the evident seeding they should be sorted in a month or two. Course is challenging and makes you think. Could do with signage ad layout is tricky for newbies (not all scorecards have a handy map stapled - maybe add map to scorecard?)

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens

Greens were poor which is a shame as the rest of the course was in decent condition.
No point going back till the greens are sorted.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First impression

The course some excellent looking holes and is somewhere I am keen to play again as there are several ways to approach each hole.
The only negatives: there is no signage or tee information so finding your way around is not easy. Also the greens were in poor condition so will wait a couple of months before playing again, this was reflected in the price though.

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

Lovely Course, But....

As per previous reviews, the course is beautiful but let down by the state of the greens. Rough, bumpy and dry would best describe them. Such a shame as the rest of the course is fantastic.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

12/07/20

Beautiful course but let down by some irrigation problems meaning the greens were not in good condition.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser

what a shame

only one thing to say...shame on you for those greens...with out doubt the worst ever

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great coarse

Such a shame the greens were awful but I’m sure a couple of months time they will be back to there best then this place will be amazing value

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Greens are poor

Course is nice but greens are the worst I’ve ever seen

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Everything was fine except the greens

I understand that they have to be worked on but they were in such a poor condition that my ball was jerking left and right on putts due to the divots and mud. Some puddles forming on the greens too led to squelching underfoot

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Meh..

the fairways were OK but the greens were shocking! It was like putting on a cobbled street!! I knownits recently been sold and they have lost a lot of members so that could attribute to the conditions on the course...

All in all it wasn't terrible. Yes the greens were bad but fairways and rough was well kept. Tee boxes could have done with some love and the bunkers were pretty well kept.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Nice course but horrendous greens!

Played North Downs a few times before and it's a lovely little course. However on 5th July 2020 the greens were in a terrible state, probably the worst greens I have ever played on. We were informed of this at the Pro Shop, hence the reasonable price, but these course conditions should be flagged up by the Club either on this site or on the Clubs own website of which neither show this. I would certainly avoid for the next month or so as the greens will probably take some time.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Much better than expected

So despite recent bad reviews on the state of the greens we tried North Downs for the first time, having played many of the other local courses and wanting a change. The recent rain had started to work its magic on the greens and whilst not perfect they were OK. The rest of the course was in great condition. Really enjoyed this mature track. It's a course that deserves support - and would highly recommend it, partcularly at a time when some other courses have hiked up prices and are very busy. Very friendly members too.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Nice course letdown by extremely poor greens

The layout of the course is good with a nice variety of different challenges across the holes, the tees did not have any markers so on a few occasions it was difficult to know if we were playing the correct hole where tees were close to one another which was plain stupid. The greens have to be the poorest greens I have played for quite some time and are a real let down on what could be a cracking little course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
1.0
Previously Played
Walked

Avoid not worth travel / cost . Unplayable .

Unplayable due to condition primarily of the greens ( in mid June ! ) . The greens are threadbare, bumpy and grassless over most of the 18 holes . Pro shop failed to mention this when I called previous to booking . Save your money and go elsewhere it really is that bad . Couldn`t complete the round as the greens were that bad . . . . .

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Review before you book

We were the first to tee off so we set the pace of play, unfortunately No matter how fast or slow we played it would not hide the fact that the Tee’s and Greens were in an absolute terrible condition through lack of water. I talked to a club member who said “the club has no watering system at all” When I got home and looked at previous reviews they all said the same. I phoned Golf Now to complain and was told I have to take the matter up with the club which is strange because I paid GolfNow the fee, surely G/N could have put a warning on its website about the course,
We have played this course many times and never had any complaints about the course or the staff

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Not worth the visit

The greens are probably the worst I have ever! Can put and the reduce green fee is not worth playing this pleasant course!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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