Review's of Nizels Golf & Country Club
Well laid out course
Enjoyed playing this course for the first time. Lots of dog legs and water, with interesting slopes across the fairways.
Loved it want go back when it's drier
Very enjoyable course good views good layout good greens impressive hotel friendly staff like the water that comes into play on a few holes all round good day
Very challenging layout!
Very tricky short course that needs you to be accurate with your shots. The course is very well maintained but could do with some upgrades to the buggy paths to bring on par with some of the other courses I've played in the area.
Superb, interesting and challenging course in wonderful condition. Thoroughly enjoyed the round. Will definitely play again
Finally managed to get to this course after many attempts and I am glad I did....
The course is set in the Kent rolling hills and is part of a bigger gym complex but clearly the golf course is the big draw.
Firstly, the course is very well kept and whilst you can't deny its a superb course, I think it's one of those courses that you will like more, the more you play.
The green were is good order (and quick!) and the fairways very nice to play off. There is more than plenty to test you any standard of golfer and it can be a test on your legs given the amount of ascents & descents as you make your way around. Plenty of water to keep you honest too.
Lovely course, lovely seating area to enjoy a beer after and the staff were friendly - I will go back!
Nizels, A real gem in the Kent countryside
I heard good reports about Nizels and upon arriving i was not disappointed. Lovely setting with stunning views across the Kent countryside. The clubhouse overlooks the 18th green a nice place to relax on the terrace after your round. A well laid out course cut into the valley, some of the holes are a bit of a climb upto the greens but once you get to the top the views are beautiful. The fairways are of excellent standard, the greens due to the warm weather were rather slick, you could easily 3 putt. Overall this course is a real gem, if you get the chance to play here, you will not be disappointed.
Well established & challenging....
The game at Nizels was organised by Roger A. of the Pine Tree Society (19 Sept 2013), so one could be sure it would be another great choice, so here are my views/ account of the day:
The course was designed by Lennan Purnell in 1992, so quite young but well established in mature parkland in excellent condition & a very challenging with a few up and down, so be prepared for "puffing a little" going up some of the hills. Lovely views of the surrounding Kent countryside. On some part of the course, one can hear and see the main train line, but it does not spoil the enjoyment of the course or the views.
Well laid out with precise paths (some under construction or re-construction) to the next tee boxes. The flag position is indicated on a post by a golf ball being set front, middle or back, I had never seen that before.
The rough is large, very dense and very "punishing" (I think that the tech. term).
The greens were in 1st class condition with interesting shapes & ondulations & some tiered.
I would love to return as I enjoyed the course & layout despite my poor score. The weather on the day was not the best but the company was great. Some rain & some wind too, but clear spells as well.
One thing I would mention is that the 1st and 10th tees start are parallel to one another and fairly close, this can be a bit of a pain as one as to wait one's turn and if you are on your 2nd nine and in the last group it can add time to your round!!!!!!
Lots of natural habitat & wildlife, lakes, ponds & streams. I saw & heard some Henrietta/Penny/Henry (not the Chelsea kind, but the one with feathers that provide you with fresh eggs every day). My country soul was re-lighted, should have been a farmer ! I think it was by the first few holes, I don't know why I did not take a picture, probably too busy with my golf and keeping up with the group in front.
Every hole was very attractive and different in aspect and layout but 2 retained my attention:
7th, Par 4 (348 yards/white):
Tee box between 2 fairly narrow stretches of trees, sloping fairways, narrowing down between 2 stretches of water where a large green shaped like Italy (well a boot shape) awaits and to make it more interesting the green slopes down to the water, so watch out for the flag position. A large semi circle of trees at the very back of the green , a path & a stream leading to the next tee. I think there are a lot of Pro V1, Nike, Srixon balls lying in those waters, heaven for Gary C. "the famous TSG ball retriever"....
13th, Par 3 (404 yards/white):
A lovely double dog leg, right then left, OOB on the right, a ditch 1/3rd of the way to the green with a large lake on the left as you approach the green, 2 sand bunkers, one very large at the side/back of green next to the water as well., quite a challenge as there are also several mounds on the right after the ditch....
Lovely Clubhouse, rustic style, excellent/well laid seating/dining areas. Food and drinks reasonably priced. Excellent changing rooms and practice facilities.
Friendly reception that caters for the gym members too.
Large Well laid out car park, very busy early morning as people attend their fitness classes or swim etc.
Nizells is part of a group of 10 golf clubs, some are Golf & Country Clubs with accommodation & all the nice sports facilities.
A very pleasant golf venue. Will return.
We ended up rushing to play here when snow stopped play at Dale Hill a few miles down the road, so didn't know a lot about the course when we turned up. We do now though, and we liked pretty much all we saw of it. This is a scenic course with a great mix of interesting holes, and you'll be expected to use pretty much all of your clubs as you make your way round. This is probably suited to mid to low handicappers generally, but if you don't mind losing a few balls (I lost four!!) then there's lots here to enjoy. I'm hoping to go back again, but next time when the weather's a bit kinder.
£15, a bargain
Played Nizels using 2-fore-1 voucher so really cheap and the course was in great condition.
This is a lovely course with wide fairways but plenty of water to contend with and some lovely views across the surrounding countryside.
The only problem with the course is that, apparently, they have too many societies so you have to avoid fallowing one of them around or you'll have a 5 hour round. Apart from that, well recommended.
Good all round
A nice course with a good layout.
Benefits of a new gym and leisure facilities.
Lovely club but greens a bit sad...
Played Nizels as part of a society last week.
The round was very slow which I expected as part of a society but I think they have a society every day!
Anyway I have to say that whilst the course was generally in great condition (and offered some great vies) the greens were not good at all - they had been deep tined and so were bumpy and sandy. I guess they'll be poor until, at least, mid September.
So, all in all, whilst it's a lovely course, it's generally a slow round and I'd give it a miss until the greens recover.