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4.5
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
97.2%
Recommend this course
53 out of 55 reviews
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4.4
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
96.2%
Recommend this course
25 out of 26 reviews
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4.4
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
96.2%
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25 out of 26 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 70
Length 6329 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Sonning Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1914
Golf Season Year round
Architect H. S. Colt (1914) Fred G. Hawtree (1914) Martin Hawtree (2010) John Henry Taylor (1914)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.5
55 Reviews (55)
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Excellent course, the only thing was the lack of of signs for the next hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Brilliant

Amazing course and very pleasing on the eye.

Only issue is the course isn’t sign posted very well so getting slightly confused on hole location came up once or twice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Walked

Sonning GC

Course in great condition. Played as 1 ball for 14 holes. Stuck behind members comp...sadly they were a bit rubbish....typical overweight club golfers, played slow in 4 ball better ball format and were poor quality. Made for a very slow round and they were very deliberate about not lettng me play through. Would also add that pro shop person was pretty unfriendly. But worth noting I really like this course and the staff are normally great and members very polite and have perfect etiguette. Just had to be one of those days when the chumps were on the course!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

I’ve played this course many times over the past 20yrs and it is as good condition as I can recall. One of our group hadn’t played it and was equally impressed. Staff in the pro shop and outside bar area were very friendly. Well worth a trip

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Member issues

My 1 star relates to an incident which occurred during a round. Played here on Tuesday 22nd September. My playing partner had an unfortunate incident where he drove his tee shot too close to players in front of us. They were at least 300 yards in front of us and it was the 'drive of a lifetime'. When we reached the green my playing partner walked over to apologise and a situation developed where a member of the golf club started shouting at us using terms like "ARE YOU MEMBERS' plus "I WILL ENSURE THAT YOU NEVER PLAY AT THIS CLUB AGAIN' plus other condescending terms. This member made his complaint about us at the 'Pro Shop' and we spoke to a member of their staff, who was calm and professional. Seeing us speaking to the member of staff the member came back over to re-escalate the situation, probably playing to the gallery of people enjoying the sunshine on the terrace. I have played this course a number of times and my playing partner was a member himself until he moved house. I have never had any issues with this club and can only say that in the cold light of day that this person was one of life's sad cases who wish to impose his perported superiority of being a member of the club on mere visitors. This is a great course to play but please do not make a mistake or be human as you will be shouted at !

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Beautiful Parkland course near Reading

Excellent course in great condition. Picturesque layout and great variety of holes. Excellent greens and tee boxes in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lovely course

Played as a 4 ball on one of the available tee times as the course is usually members only.
Course is a good challenge and the several short par 4s are all memorable due to the risk reward of trying to hit the green in one.
The course was in great condition and the greens were very kept.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

superb fast greens

course layout and condition very good. staff told me i needed white socks with shorts i had grey so needs to be clearer. members fairly friendly, but bring your a game the course will show up faults.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sonning Golf Club - Warm Welcome

Lovely course with a range of testing holes!

Tee boxes & greens were in fabulous condition as was the course overall!

Pro shop staff were very welcoming & professional would def recommend & will play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Hot golf

A very sunny day and a nice round of Golf hampered only by the speed of the 4 ball in front,which meant for our two ball it was a 4 hour round.

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

Excellent condition

Really nice course which is in excellent condition. Friendly staff and all in all good value for money. Only disappointing thing was the clubhouse shut at 6 which seems to me to be strange for July.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course and good pace of play for just over 3 hours for a four ball. Never waited for a shot through out. just a shame the club house had closed by the time we came back in.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

1st time here. Probably won't be the last.

I bagged a Hot Deal from Golf Now and drove an hour to Sonning Golf Club. Easy to find as was the fairly large visitors car park. The guys in the pro shop were friendly and helpful and paired me up with the 2 other guys I was joining. None of us had played the course before but fortunately we were following a group that had so we watched to see where they went so that we didn't end up on the wrong hole. There are a couple of crossover points on the course so this would have been easy to do as there are no signposts and no map on the card. The corse was in good condition, lush fairways and fast-ish true greens. Obviously due to Covid bunkers aren't raked. Also the sand isn't sand its a bit like course ground pebbles. The whole course, was fairly flat so an easy walk.. I will probably play here again when I'm next in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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