Review's of Pine Ridge Golf Centre
Great course - I've played it a few times and enjoyed each time.
I've played it a few times and enjoyed each time. Very reasonably priced and well maintained. Club house as good as you're likely to find anywhere. Thoroughly recommend.
I arrived with two other members from Sunbury GC to play a TSG match organised by Peter Walton, who is a member of Pine Ridge GC.
For what ever reason, Peter was unable to attend.
When we booked in , I was told because Peter wasn't playing we had to pay £24.
After a colourful and heated conversation, I asked to speak with someone from Crown Golf, as Pine Ridge GC is HQ.
Apparently they were all busy.
I then returned to the 1st tee ( still no one on it ) for a screen shot of all the tee times.
The manager James, who I had spoken to was in the starter hut.
He said, because there's no one on the tee we can go out now..... finally, I thought.
Then he says that's £24.
I felt like smacking him in the fucking mouth. It's like going back to the 1980's.
Crown Golf is a rip off. Happy to take your money but don't want you to play their courses.
Absolutely disgraceful. TSG should take this and other such cases directly to the clubs in question and demand a full explanation on the decisions they make.
I for one will not be renewing my membership with Crown Golf next year.
Nice Course, Overused a bit
Pine Ridge is a lovely and picturesque course. The Fairways were very dry, hard and bare which made the shots very difficult specially pitching and chipping. The Greens were in a good enough condition. The staff are friendly and the practice facilities are also top notch. Good value for money.
GIVES YOU A CHANCE
Pine Ridge,,is a nicely laid out course,, it gives you a chance for high handicapers,, like wise you can score really well for lower h/cappers.
Today however who ever reads this!!!!
GREENS >>>>> DERRRRRR!!!!
TINNED AND SANDED ,, I was playing with some v good players.. problem as mentioned ..GREENS....
IMPOSSSIBLE TO PUT ON..everyone playing lost min 2 shoots ..I say thai as yve got to take the rough with the smooth literally....
That said FAIRWAYS in much better order
TEES!!!!!! again matts,,,, and around some tees rubbish,,
that all said its fine ,, the course needs recovery like most ive been on
Enjoy the surrey course overall its fine ,,but still needs lots of work..
Have a good breakfast first ,,its good and clubhouse staff are good and friendly,,,
I was told this was a nice course and it was. Well maintained, lots of interesting holes and good scores possible for the average player
Attractive course. Pretty straightforward
Pine Ridge is a very pretty parkland course. Not too much in the way of trouble to be dealt with. After spell of very dry weather the course was in ok condition. Well worth a play for £21 (seniors)
Would come back. Clubhouse and proshop very friendly.
Lovely setting with some really interesting holes
Will definitely play here again if I lived closer would be keen to be be a member
Generous fairways, greens in good condition, nice course.
Friendly people, fair value, course in good condition,was very busy but got out early so no issues.
Marshals on hand if you had a problem, maintenance team busy as we went round the course, good day out.
Pine Ridge Golf Centre - Beautiful
Great location and facilities. Friendly staff as well. Would love to play there during the summer.I'd go back any time.
Loved this course - interesting and varied. Bacon sandwiches amazing!
Loved this course....
Another one on the bucket list ticked off.... I had visited Pine Ridge without playing a few times, so was looking forward to playing here and I wasn't disappointed!
Without doubt a superb layout through pine trees and top notch fairways, I would rate it as highly as the lesser Wentworth courses (Edinburgh & The East!), yes it's that pretty!
All the tee boxes and presented well and although the greens were fluffy in places on the day we played, I am sure they could be deadly on medal days.
However, I one negative, £38 here on a Sunday pm is a bit heavy. However, luckily this is a TSG Preferred course, so only £32 for TSGers.
Will definitely be back soon!
If I lived nearer, I would play this course more often. Unfortunately it is an hour away around the M25! I can't add anything else that other reviewers have not written. This is a course of "beauty". Looking around I could have been at Woburn GC. A good mix of holes, with fairways lined with pine trees. Fortunately the trees around the first cut of rough are thinned out, so you will often be able to find the ball and have a shot.
This is part of Crown Golf, so Social Golfers get a cheaper rate. Recommended highly.
Worth a visit
I really enjoyed playing at this course. Fairways were wider than other places I have played at, didn't lose a ball until last hole ????. Well maintained and I reckon was value for money. Will defifinitely play there again. Thank you.
Fantastic course - thoroughly enjoyable!
Great course - first time there and thoroughly enjoyed it. The fairways played very well with a consistent feel to them when striking the ball. The greens felt predictable and, although a little sandy in places, felt nice and consistent. Play was a little slow as we were held up around the duration of the course by two 3 balls but the round was still completed in 4 and a 1/4 hours. Will definitely be returning!
Pine Ridge Golf Centre - I just love it!
Nothing more to say - other than it's not too difficult or too easy. Very picturesque and I absolutely love this course. Everyone must try it!
Though not the most challenging of courses Pine Ridge is a beautiful course which is immaculately maintained and a joy to play especially on the sunniest of days. Will definitely play again
I highly recommend this course, it is a must
I have to applaud the grounds staff for their hard work. It's a fantastic course and stunningly picturesque. It felt like being in the Masters. The staff were friendly and the pro shop well stocked. For £14.50 which is half price for TSG members is definitely recommended and I would love to play here again.
Enjoyed playing Pine Ridge again after an absence of 10+years working abroad. Greens in good condition, course itself is being well managed, would recommend a visit if you have the time. Clubhouse environment not great, difficult to know which door to enter through, green fees paid at starters hut, not in clubhouse golf shop confusing as well, some additional signage would be welcome. Apart from these minor points, a good day's golf experience.
A great well maintained course
Excellent fairways greens are excellent probably one of the best courses of the crown group
I will play there again for definate
Beautiful golf course - highly recommended
The course is visually beautiful and is an excellent golfing experience at what is a Crown Golf pay and play course.
The course meanders beautifully through the pine trees (no surprise) and on many holes giving an impression of seclusion from other players on the course; somewhat reminisent of Puttenham GC near Guildford. Accurate driving is required on most holes though the landing areas are often more generous that the perception from the tees.
The fairways and greens were very firm (mid March) which was a surprise given the prolonged spell of wet weather recently experienced. This made club selection more difficult to ensure that approach or tee shots stayed on greens or close to pins.
The tee boxes were beautifully structured and maintained; though forward tees were mostly in use. The one downside on the day was that the back 9 greens had only that day been sanded/spiked which affected putting lines on those greens; unfortunate timing for us players on the day but essential maintenance for ongoing green receptivity.
The layout of the course with the 1st and 10th tees and 9th and 18th greens surrounding the clubhouse is one that I particularly like; remminisent of Fulwell GC and my own club Cherry Lodge GC; enabling two tee starts at busier times.
I particularly liked the challenges of the par 3 12th and 17th holes; though very forward tees were in use on the 17th.
The 2 for 1 TSG rates obtained by our organiser Brigitte represented excellent VFM. I look forward to other opportunities to play this course again soon.
The bar/restaurant area is laid out like a country pub/restaurant; ie lots of segregated tables, and consequently the bar area lacked the ambiance usually obtained in a members clubhouse bar. A personal view!
On the positive side the food (scrambled eggs on toast) consumed post match was of excellent quality and quantity and VFM.
For golfers using satnav devises to gain directions to the club beware: the postcode and address for the club on my Mio satnav device obtained via the 'points of interest' database was sending me round in circles; when I inserted the correct address postcode I was given accurate directions to the club car park.
Look around, but don't hurry through the pines
As I drove into the car park, I immediately had the impression of an excellent golf facility. Well laid out, with the entrance to a 36-bay driving range at one end of the clubhouse and the course starting at the other. Green fees are taken at a 'kiosk' style hut instead of in the Pro shop.
Standing on the first tee, with the sight of tall pine trees lining both sides of a wide fairway, I knew I was going to enjoy this course. After a damp start, the skies brightened, so umbrellas were folded enabling us to see the course in it's full autumn glory. That's what you need to do here ..... look around, for this is a beautiful place to play golf.
After the first 3 holes, the course moves away from the dense pines to more open landscape, relatively flat, but no less interesting. There are 4 par-5's and 4 par 3-s of differing length to add variety. If you venture away from the fairways, the trees need to be avoided. Although it's often said that trees are 90% air, it's the 10% wood that you need to be aware of here, as pines can be thicker than they look! If you are able to keep to fairways, a good score will be possible.
After the 'turn' it's back to the pine forest, with some more testing slopes to contend with on the back 9. There are several lengthy paths between holes where those with motorised trolleys will have an easier walk, but this is a course to enjoy without hurrying. Club selection is crucial on the short par-3, 17th, with a very deep bunker short of the green, while anything long will face a treacherous downhill putt.
Fairways today were not too well defined, but perfectly acceptable for the time of year. Bunkers were wet after heavy rain, but still playable. Very good greens, so I have no excuses for my missed putts!
The spacious bar/restaurant provided a comfortable setting for a post-round drink with good, reasonably priced food served by 'enthusiastic' staff making for a fitting finale to a very enjoyable day. I shall look forward to returning.....
Good course with some great views
Large fairways on the front 9 and some difficult holes on the back 9. Very well kept for a public course.
I did not use the practice facilities.
Had not played here for some time. Some interesting holes and in reasonable condition, but think it is overpriced at £37.00 and more like a £30-£32.00 maximum priced course.
5 holes only, our round got interrupted as flagsticks got removed...
We were let on the course despite snow falling at a speedy rate....we managed 5 holes but then the "Rescue Team/ Search Party" were sent out & the flagsticks were removed by the Greenkeepers, so that was the end of our round.
It gave the 3 of us some experience of playing in the snow, getting used to spotting the brightly coloured golf balls in the white backdrop, we had an agreement as to putting. This was also an opportunity for David S. (the Organiser) & Cyrus S. to get acquainted & enjoy this incredibly serene surrounds, beauty & magic all around: the famous pine trees were so elegant in their winter powdery coat. Walking in the deep snow (10cm) was a difficult task. One had to take extra care.
We went back to the somewhat deserted but welcoming Clubhouse, shared a warm drink and some food before heading back along the Surrey country roads & M3. Some pictures will be posted on my album (I need MORE space, please The Team take note!!)
We were given Vouchers (as our game was so abruptly interrupted) to return for a full 18 holes at our chosen date.
THE END...... (reviews are getting shorter)
Lively 4-balls on course that drains well, BUT........
I played Pine Ridge a few times in the Summer and this was my 1st Winter visit. I was nicely surprised how pleasant the course was despite the wettest 2012 officially on records.
FAIRWAYS: well drained, only a few wet patches on the sides, and on some of the paths. Lots of ropes to keep trolleys aways from certain areas, a good idea for maitenance purposes.
GREENS: they were spiked recently, but played well, good condition for Winter play.
BUNKERS: Should I mention them ?... yes I shall, sand was bit compacted but playable. Bunker by the 14th has a story today, but I wont deliberate too much, will just say that my golfing partner, ex BAA colleague of mine & friend, tall/handsome Yorkshire man has fully recovered & has kept a "certain Srixon golf ball" as a souvenir..........
Our 4-ball was one of the liveliest & "loudest" I have ever joined, yes Peter/Gary/Stewart, we had a lot of fun and played some great golf.
Must mention my brilliant drive on the 17th, Par 3, 124 yrds, a carry over a dip to an elevated green. I was the only one to get on the green & was (well my ball) very, very nearly in the hole. The biggest pitch
mark I ever made. One shot to remember....
Despite a good scorecard, not sure when I shall return to Pine Ridge, all depends whether I have nightmares or not about the 14th.....
PROSHOP: has smart Ladies Clothing, Roehnisch (a Swedish make), one of my favourite make, excellent quality @ competitive price.
THE END...... not quite,
Must finish on a wise note: GOLF INSURANCE IS A MUST.
As lovely as ever.....
A return to Pine Ridge and on this visit, we had more time to admire the stunning scenery as the course was quite busy, we had a little wait before each Tee off.
Each hole seems to have his own forest encircling or lining the hole, and some single tree standing quite near you or on the fairway (and in the way) to add a challenge to one's tee shot.
The heather at the base of the very tall pines looked resplendent, just like a canvas.
The fairways fairly wide and well kept which is nice for such a busy course. The greens quite difficult to read but in good condition, one or two had a little standing water after the downpour on the back 9.
For the 1st part of the course,we had a sunny, warm & windy weather, but it all changed on the back 9, when the heavens opened , it was cold, wet & windy, so not so enjoyable but some of our players managed a good score on this part of the course, not me though.
Game over and quite wet from top to bottom, we all went back to David W.'s for a cup of tea and a cooked afternoon "breakfast". Yes, David put his apron on and within minutes came a lovely plate full of goodies.
We had usual chit-chat, planned our next games, may be Spain or France but that will be for 2013...
Another plesant outing in this lovely part of Surrey.
Will return anytime to Pine Ridge which is part of Crown Golf and gives a discount to us of a certain age !
END..... of a short,
yes, very short review of the golfing day, not just the golf course as there is more to enjoy & share when playing social golf with other TGSers.
Pine Ridge? More like Hardelot Les Pins or Le Touquet...
I felt transported across the Channel and thought I was playing golf in Northern France, but without the fresh sea air and the sand...
Pine Ridge is a recent addition to Crown Golf and set up in a big, well organised complex with function rooms, bowling alley, bar, pub and restaurant. The Golf Course has a peaceful beauty with tall, established pine trees & younger ones recently planted, lots of woodlands with public right of way, bridleways which one has to cross twice during the back 9. Woodpeckers in great number. The 18 holes are well planned taking into account the forest, some trees do stand on the fairways and need to be avoided. I dont know what was the noisiest: the woodpeckers or the golf balls hitting the pine trees?
Fairways mainly straight, not many dog legs, but not flat by any means, hills to climb (more so on the back 9), some greens perched up or running down, All greens have some slope. The 7th green has 2 parts separated by a deep recession and a tier top part. Drives & 2nd shot need careful consideration or you can easily end up in the woods & balls are not easy to find amongst pine trees, cones and neddles, so better stick to the fairways. Water in play on on hole No. 2 only. Bunkers looked attractive but never visited them so no sand experience to report today.
Every hole is beautiful, no matter where you look, but I prefer the back 9s, more spectacular because of the climbs, lovely Par 3s. Today putting was not easy as the greens were hollow tined, so not true, as they say. I think our 4 balls has some unfortunate misses. I did. Paths to the next hole well defined for trolleys or buggies. Each hole has a nice wodden plaque set in a box made of sleepers & filled with bark. It looked very smart.
A busy course, but in excellent condition, well maitained, very attractive, even more so with the sunshine we had today: a little French paradise in Frimley/Camberley, Surrey!
Well laid out Car Park making parking very easy. Large driving range with quality balls. Chipping & putting area by the starters hut. Well stocked Proshop, including Ladies clothing. Bar with friendly staff, excellent food, reasonably priced. Large terrace patio area with lots of tables/benches/parasols (green to match the pines) with wonderful view of the forest all around. Modern, light & airy Ladies room, I assume the Men's were of similar standard.
It was my 1st visit and I was not disspointed, on the contrary I truly enjoyed the day, the surrounds and the TSG company and I had a good score.
Will return and post some games, so watch out, come and join us!
Could not find a fault ..
Lovely looking course
Really enjoyable day, greens were tricky to get the hang of due to the weather (half frozen, half not). Liked the course a lot, challenging without being punishing.
super facility cant wait to go back
The course has held up very well in the recent weather. Greens are in good condition and the course in general represents a decent challenge and excellent value for money.
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The fairways were incredibly dry and as a result were running very fast - many shots just slightly off line ran off into the bushes/trees, although fortunately not mine! The greens were in good condition and very true. This remains the best Crown course (apart from St Mellion - Nicklaus) that I have played.
Wind & Rain
Not the best conditions to enjoy.
Course was in good condition despite my best efforts to ruin it! Large greens with contours meant a few big putts. Tree lined but generous fairways helped. Nice course and would like to play again in the sunshine next time.
Pine Ridge used to be privately owned by last year was bought by Crown Golf. Sadly they have done nothing to brighten up the clubhouse or renovate the changing rooms, but fortunately have continued to look after the course.
Pine Ridge is a very popular course and is regarded as being " quite easy" with few chances to lose many balls. The back 9 is more interesting than the front 9 but it's still a nice course that attracts a good number of players every day.
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not my best day there course frozen over greens and tee not swept not the norm from this standard of course .. every course has bad days
Generally favourable but very slow round - a call to the course marshall confirmed this was down to weight of numbers playing (on a bleak Wednesday in January!)Tees were in poor shape but it's a pleasant course with a good mixture of difficult and (relatively) easy.
My local course
A very nice course
With all the bad weather that has been on out doorstep, you'll be pleased to know that the course is playing pretty well, a few more days of sunshine and it will be VERY GOOD