Chelsfield Lakes Golf Centre - Vista Course
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities
Slowest play I have ever seen
In 34 yeats of golf I have never witnessed a course as over crowded as Chelsfield Lakes was yesterday.
Arriving on the 1st tee I discovered that the 4 ball in front of me had the exact same tee time as me (1.20pm) and they went off 5 minutes late. A bad start.
There were 3 four balls in front and 3 four balls behind me. Every inch of the course was being played. The first tee was like a supermarket queue at the height of coronavirus.
The first hole took 25 minutes. I left the course.
Why does Chelsfield Lakes allow tee times to be double booked and good golf days ruined?
Very disappointing course. It was supposed to be challenging but way too easy . Ideal for Societies.
Main issue was price. Wouldn’t want to pay any more than £20 but had to pay £27. Will definitely not be returning.
Chelsfield Lakes 18 hole course
Played in a 3 ball. Found the staff in the pro shop and the bar/restaurant to be very friendly.
Nice course, which was if good condition a bit hilly in places but better than most.
Good facilities, Range, putting and chipping & putting areas including a couple of practice sand traps.
Only slight negative is that the bar area, although clean is looking a bit tired.
Would definitely play there again.
Course in very good condition, played on a windy day this time which made it quite a bit more tricky, without the wind it is quite a bit easier although can still mess a round up with poor play. Suitable for all handicaps.
Only downside is it tends to attract large societies so could be slow play if you get behind one of them, on the day we played the course was quiet and we zipped round as a 3 ball in under 3 hours.
Poor club house and staff in there.
The course wasn't to bad, no winter tees, and no temporary greens all a bonuse. Reception staff nice helpful.
Down side air cleaning machine not working , not good in winter, club house coffee machine turned off because closing in 30 minutes, no good on a cold day. Beer pump not working. Club house closing far to early only 4.15. Made to feel really in welcome, so we left.