Superb venue with 2 courses & most incredible practice facilities
Played the Lodge Course on 26th of July 2021 with a newly set up & very successful ladies golf group. This was our 1st meet, so we kept it central, it was such a successful day that another get together is on the horizon (Frilford GC, Abingdon, Oxon).
A little far from Twickenham but well worth the trip with an overnight stay nearby is ideal. Dating back to 1935, a 9 holes course soon to become a full 18, then another 9 also becoming 18, so there you have 2 fabulous courses to chose from. The other course is Highgate.
A very large membership with a waiting list and I can see why, everything is there for an enjoyable day of golf, with a beautiful Clubhouse & courtyard, excellent food on offer at reasonable prices, well stocked Proshop with high end of the market clothing, and the most incredible practice facilities: an open air driving range with a small attractive wooden building where balls are dispensed & cleaned. Distance flags, a large bunker practice on one side, then 2, maybe 3, different chipping and pitching areas with bunkers, the greens are like the real thing, all very well laid out & separated by edges, a practice net by the Car park and the cream is the Putting green by the Clubhouse in a circular shape with a stunning flower bed in the middle, Just stunning. Another practice Putting Green by the 1st holes of either courses,
The Lodge course is the shortest of the 2, just under 6500 yrds, mainly heather covered, tree lined fairways with Pines, Silver Birches & other species, it makes a very attractive setting, very beautiful & memorable holes. Lots of variety, some uphills, dog legs, some parts remind me of Links courses as fairways have bouncing platforms & long grasses on their sides, fantastic Greens & great bunkers. A test for all class of golfers.
Hard to pick the most memorable holes but for me, it was:
Hole 12, Par 4, SI2, raised tee surrounded by heathers, looking down to a sloping fairways, left then right and the White Tee is really perched up above Yellow & Red tees, stunning views.
Hole 17th, Par 3, large carry over heather expanse, to an uphill green, plays a lot longer that you think.
I wanted to play the Highgate course (just over 6700 yards) the next day but it was fully occupied by a Seniors golf Tournament, so instead I drove through Birmingham (never again !) & played at Ansty (part of Getgolfing Group), near Coventry, so another review on the way...
Traditional Ladies changing rooms.
Warm welcome in the Clubhouse, light & pleasant, many different lounges on offer and a dining area. The Courtyard/Terrace is well presented with lovely furniture, the good weather made it all the more pleasant for a refreshing drink after one's round or for breakfast etc....
Very large Car Park.
Very highly recommended, popular with Golf Societies, but not cheap.
You wouldn’t be disappointed.
Enville Golf Club has two courses.
Highgate is a mature tree line parkland course with section of heater on the first 9. Which had an easy walk with undulating fairways, with fairway bunkers in all the right places?
Some tight fairways, and some dog legs & a pond at 16th. So, course management comes into play.
Some fairways were still suffering from the hot 2018 summer overall the course was in good condition. Bunkers were good. The greens were fast, true & cross cut the best I’ve played.
Practise putting chipping green, bunker, driving field, one driving nets and ball cleaner on the tees.
Pro shop, Friendly staff.
Green fees Mon-Friday a bit pricey for me £60.
I played in a corporate day. So free.
I would recommend. You won’t be disappointed.