This almost intact 19th century course is a lesson in golf architecture and in the manner in which the game was once, and should still be, played. Players who want showy water features and American style landscapes moulded by big budgets and earth-movers should stay away. At first the layout looks innocuous – the course appears to be scattered over the land rather than dominating it in the imperious modern manner – but then the Americans say that of St Andrews, don’t they...?
The course is not that long but has enough features to give any golfer a challenge (the 200 plus yard par threes for a start). The greens were in fantastic condition and were a joy to play – other clubs with £40 or £50 green fees should take note! This course is amazing value. Friendly welcome in the clubhouse also. Well worth a visit and I will definitely be returning.
A game here is like stepping back in time. The course meanders over the Common, swooping past mature trees, gorse and rough. The long par threes provide a real test and the greens are outstanding. The members are very friendly and are always open to pairing up with the lone golfer.
I have lived in the area for over ten years, and never gave this course a second thought. Have been happily driving down the A3 for years paying a fortune to play second rate courses. What greens! What a setting! It was bliss
‘There is an old-fashioned air about golf at Wimbledon. It has at least one supreme virtue: that of naturalness. Those clumps of gorse and the deep ravines where the birches grow were put there by the hand of nature herself, who is infinitely more artistic than any golfing architect’
The course oozes history and although short it is very tight - play to your handicap here and you’ve done well. The greens set the course apart from many others - they are superb and in the summer can be very quick