Review's of Bird Hills Golf Club
Ok course nothing special
few good holes, very flat course, greens were nice and run true ! but nothing special . worth playing thought.
Loved this course
I will definitely be playing there again. Well maintained, open looks bright even on a grey day and value for money. Watch out for the ponds though!
Very nice pleasent parkland course
I played Bird Hills on a charity day for Limbcare. The days weather was glorious 25 degrees+. I had a good hearty breakfast which I shared with my lady as I got a bacon roll in the deal.
The course is quite open and very forgiving. I'm used to playing more narrow courses so it took me a few holes to get going with the driver.
Fairways gave a lot of run, but were tight for approach shots, I found it easier to come in from the first cut.
The greens were lovely and lush, but very very slow.
Club members said when they are cut short they are too fast!
Bunkers had great sand in them, white, stone free and very fluffy. Hardly any water on the course, so a great course for those who don't like water.
Two holes that stuck out to me were 13th & 17th both very nice and picturesque.
The meal after was superb a carvery. Bird Hills is well worth a visit, low handicappers will score very easily, but mid to high handicappers should do well there as well.
Great value for money, very friendly staff.
A pleasant stroll on "Little Ascot" on a sunny, warm & windy day...
Birld Hill GC is a public course, just over 30 years old, fairly flat & open parkland in a vast expanse of rural Bekshire which used to be a racecourse back in 1881 !!!!!
The 1st nine holes are fairly flat but made interesting by various water hazards, ditches that run across the fairways, and also deep, high lipped bunkers.
The 2nd nine are prettier, more challenging & a little hilly. Water & ditches come into play on a few holes as well.
The fairways were dry which is always nice(probably due to the wind as very open parkland, pretty in the Spring with all the blossoms) well maintained & cut, so was the 1st border.
Greens fairly fast& in good condition, 2 lovely tiered greens @ 11th & 16th.
Bunkers were numerous & deep as said earlier (some being re-built), sand a little compact but manageable, if you know how !...
My favourite was: 9th Par 3, (175/130 yards) short but always testing as a large pond across and slightly around the green and a bunker in wait. Very pretty with weeping willow & spring flowering blossoms on the side of it, near the clubhouse.
Birds Hill suggests there are birds aroud, I did see a see hawks or kites, heard the pheasants, Paul S. said he saw an Eagle (or had an Eagle, not sure).
Large Car Park, well laid out.
An American Golf Shop on the complex.
Practice facilities: putting green & a very large driving range, with mirrors & lighting for night practice. No sure about chipping/sand practice area.
Pleasant & homely Clubhouse with sunny outside seating area. Good food selection @ very reasonable prices. Friendly & welcoming staff all around.
Quite a busy course on a Saturday but did not spoil our round as the groups were moving nicely in front of you, etc.
A pleasant 4 balls comprising of David H. and I against Lee B and Paul T. Very close match, we had nerves of steel, I was given a few shots and I had a "lucky dime" given to me (by the opponent) on the 1st Tee !!!!!
The price of £25 for a Saturday morning is reasonable.
Thank you Paul S. for organising this pleasant Berkshire venue.
Must mention the awful return car journey, stuck on the M4, an Aston Martin bumping my bumper, it took me 2 hours to get home (normally a 30 minutes journey). But it was sunny and warm.
This is a course that has improved a lot since it first opened as Hawthorne Hill. Back then it was pretty much a field, but lots of trees have been planted since then.
The fairways are fairly generous so it's a course that's okay for all handicaps. There are a few nicely shaped holes, but overall this is just an "okay" course.
Well maintained for a pay and play
Worth a visit, range was good value and only paid £14.00 for 18 holes after 14:00. Only complaint would be that ditches across the fairway had no markers, so not aware they were there in some cases.