Review's of Blue Mountain Golf Centre
Good course for beginner up to average player
Won't be biased as I'm a member here, course normally in good condition,can get busy at peak times,visitors not all but wish they would repair there pitch marks on greens,greens large,not very fast but overal nice course for the money ,good food menu
Great fun and plenty of variety
Not the hardest course but we'll worth a visit, some work is being done to make the course more interesting and it will be better once these have been completed and settled down. Greens seemed slow but that may have been due to recent rain. Overall it was good value for money.
Blue Mountain a warm welcome.
I was most impressed with the staff at Blue Mountain. A lovely young lady behind the bar with a warm welcome,and she even remembered that I didn't eat meat from a year ago. The course played beautifully, dried nicely. A pleasantly testing course.I will definately return. On the downside the driving range was closed until 10am and we teed off at 10. But that was due to the balls having to be picked up by hand due to wet conditions.
Young & pleasant, water & wildlife plentyful...
Blue Mountain is only 20 years old but maturing very nicely. Used to be farmland right back to the Roman times (artefacts found during construction are on display in the Clubhouse). I had played the course a few years ago before my TSG connection, so never made any notes but I remembered quite a few holes, the water features, the wide fairways and some very long Par 3s, the big nets by the 12th & 13th to protect adjacent properties from wayward drives.
The 13th is being completely re-designed, so under reconstruction at present with lots of GUR & I believe it will be the signature hole. The water hazard, instead of being lateral, is wide and across the green of this short Par 4, downhill. I think there are quite a few balls in the water already on this hole....The course is fairly open and very pleasant to walk, with good paths leading to the next Tee. The 9th & the 18th both ending by the Clubhouse. Wildlife is happy to share the course with the golfers. Lots of trees, some ancient and some newly planted as well as new bushes which make a very attractive course.
The fairways are wide and well maintained, some rough in places, the greens were in very good condition with interesting undulations & tiers , may be not as fast as expected. Sand bunkers have nice shapes, what looks like soft sand, well maintained too, but I never had a sand shot today. Water is present on most holes, either as pretty ponds or lakes, ditches, the course is self sufficient as water is well managed. This course will suit long and shorter hitters but make sure you take into account the numerous cross ditches.
Blue Mountain is a fairly large place providing Conference facilities too. Pleasant reception either in Clubhouse with friendly staff & nice food, or Proshop, with a good stock. The course planner is only £1.50 as it needs updating.... A busy & well run place for golf as lots of Societies seem to take advantage of golf packages on offer. Blue Mountain is also part of Crown Golf. Not far from Bracknell railway station, but morning traffic is quite heavy along the A & B roads leading to the Golf centre, with many roundabouts. Large well laid out car park. Good practice facilities present too.
Today was a Charity Day where Daniel J.invited TSGers. I believe Daniel may well post some SES games at Blue Mountain as I have the feeling he likes the course and he was putting very well too. A very pleasant gathering of friendly golfers with the usual prizes and raffle in aid of a worthy cause, quite a few ladies golfers taking part too. A well organised Charity day.
Club society christmas match
The course played very well considering the weather over the last week, and playing the white tee positions made for a great challenge. The christmas dinner and pudding was great. And at £90 a fourball the coffee and bacon roll to start, plus coffee and mince pie after dinner along with the prizes "none of which we won"(must try harder).
What can I say? Thank you Julie Bond for a very well organised golf day.
Look forward to returning.
No mountain in sight, but still a good place to play
This is pretty decent place to play golf. There are only a couple of par 5's on the course, but there are some longer par 3 & 4's to make sure that you have to work for a score.
The course is usually in pretty good condition, with what seems like some of the biggest greens you'll find anywhere.
A very enjoyable 18 holer.
Decent (and cheap) pay & play course
Took a chance on the weather and paid dividends. Couldn't believe how well the course had drained ... cats and dogs the previous night and rain until we arrived at the course, but not a puddle in sight on the course! A typical pay and play with wide fairways and not too many traps, so you don't pay heavy penalties for slightly wayward tee shots. Greens and fairways were in pretty good nick, bunkers tricky (due to the wet conditions). Front 9 par 37 and back 9 par 33, though the latter a little low with a 230ish par 3 and 480ish par 4 ... could easily be allowed one more shot on one of the two. If we'd managed to get a 4th player, we'd have paid £14 each with the 2 for 1 offer ... great value for money!
Another one of crowns bad courses
If you asked anyone who hasn't heard of Blue Mountain Golf Club, you would think this course sounds amazing " up in the mountains looking over deep blue ocean", a bit like Chelsfield Lakes, a golf course surrounded by beautiful lakes ---------- instead you couldn't be further from the truth with both.
So why is it Typical crown course, OK so i played here in a society, on the first tee the starter was saying to me that Blue Mountain are doing some deal at the moment £25 a month with all these benefits(to me he is a saleman wanting as many punters through the door a possible) I didnt know if he was offering me £25 a month to play there or for me to stump up £25 a month to play with there with 750(too many)keen members, like sunbury, traditions, chelsfield lakes these are just add on's that you wouldn't really rush back at these courses more than once to play unless you are part of the crown membership which includes these free rounds of golf as part of the benefits which attracts so many members(why on earth pyrford has to be on the scheme as doesn't need to be) now I know i cant speak for all crown courses but to me it is just a money making scheme that just want people through the door.
OK AS I SAY I CANT SPEAK FOR ALL CROWN COURSES BUT I HATE TIMESHARES AND THINGS LIKE THAT.
Now a good man once said to me, you pay for what you get and if its sounds to get to be true it probably is, now I like to go to a club with a personal feel to it and i hate the word golf centre on any sign as your approching a GOLF CLUB.
The only good thing about Blue Mountain was the greens were in good condition, a tad slow but still pretty good, this is the only highlight, course boring, 1 good hole(8th), tee boxes poor and i would like to ask every member how they could get excited about putting there clubs in the boot of there car to drive here, I couldn't
Im starting to ask myself, am I anti crown ---------- YES
blue mountain gc
played here a few years ago and wasnt great but pleased to say a great come back .. course and greens in great condition .. keep up the good work blue mountain
Blue Mountain Golf Centre
A nice location, I like a more tree-lined course and it was a little bit open for me. Great value for money £26 for a round of golf, bacon roll and tea in the morning and soup and sandwiches in the afternoon. Best soup ive had for a long time (spiced orange and carrot)!
Trying not to be biased here!!
As this is my home course then I`d thought I`d give you an open and honest review from a member.
I`ve been a member for 4 out of the last 5 years. I started when American Golf owned the course and left after a year because it was so bad.
Crown Golf took over the portfolio around 2005 ish and I re-joined when I met an old member.
The course is playing fantastic at the moment, though if this weather keeps up then the Greenkeeping staff will need to up the ante and water the greens more. A round at peak time is £26 and buggies are £22 (that`s if they`ve not been stolen and dumped in the pond at the 11th- ha ha. Makes a nice water feature though).
It`s a challenging course, and although not long by today`s standards will prove a tough test. It`s not all bash it down the middle and you`re on. You do need to use the grey matter.
I reckon this course has the hardest Par 3`s in the area. The shortest is over water up to a 2 tier green- 165 yards from the Whites. The longest is 244 yards, sloping up, with the fairway rolling right to left, again the green is a cracker.
Sound easy? If you get a bit of a breeze then it ain`t.
Downside of the course is the protective tee box netting on the 12 & 13. These have always been here and were part of the original plans. I believe the Insurance Company insist on them to mitigate them from the folks in the houses opposite.
The guys in the Pro Shop are good, but as always need to raise their game - like not running out of score cards!! Hello McFly !!
The bar area is pretty big with a large outdoor area. Food prices are in line or sligthly below the local area. Though it is frustrating when the kitchen decides to close early, this is prevalent in the late afternoon at the weekends.
The worst part of the whole complex is the Practise facilities, the putting area is spot on but the driving range leaves a lot to be desired. If the ball dispencers decide to work the power tees don`t.
The landing area resembles a battlefield. The practise bunker should be shut under trade description act because it ain`t no bunker. This area needs major investment, which I believe Crown are working on.
Any way enough of war & piece, I`ll let you guys decide.
With all the rubbish we've had the course is playing really well