Class & more than golf...
Roehampton golf course is a well mature parkland which started as a 9 holes in 1904 & became a full 18, seven years later. Some tight holes in places. Maintained to extremely high standards from Tees to Greens: impeccably level tee boxes, carpet like fairways, lush but punishing rough, immaculate & fast Greens with huge "skirts" making approach shots a lot easier to manage, whether you chip, pitch or putt, lovely sand in the well placed bunkers. Everything is there to make your game enjoyable & challenging. There are the most beautiful natural looking flowers beds on display, so well placed that one can view them from many different holes, from either the front or back 9. Each hole has its own elegant yardage post with a diagram, ball cleaner & waste bin somewhere nearby.
Just over 6000 yards from the White tees, a course for every level of golfers, a thriving Men & Ladies section and mixed one too.
My favourite is the signature hole 18th, Par 4 (376 yards), dog leg right, uphill to a recently redesigned very challenging tiered Green protected by bunkers on 3 sides, A lovely view of the pleasant terrace from the Garden Room also overlooking some private gardens for the Members to enjoy & relax.
The golf club is part of the Roehampton Club, a private members club set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland adjacent to Richmond Park, where many sports and activities are on offer for all ages, should you have the privilege to join: tennis, paddle tennis, squash, bowls, croquet, swimming pools (indoor/outdoor), playground for little ones, fitness/wellness studios, & more. Lots of different gardens and areas to relax & enjoy with great flowers displays, just beautiful , stylish, very classy. I had the privilege to have a very personal tour by an ex-board Member with whom I played a friendly Match: Roahampton vs Pyrford Lakes on 28.9.2021.
A great discovery, I certainly enjoyed my visit despite loosing our Match but made new friends.
The Proshop is really well stocked, golf & tennis. The course planner is rather expensive (£10) just like Wentworth or Burhill or Foxhills to name a few.
Huge car parks, one specifically for Visitors, with security barriers and guards.
A Piazza for Coffee and other refreshment Al Fresco...
Ladies changing rooms, a delight, I am sure Judy L. would find everything she needs before/after her game.
Lovely bar, lounge upstairs.
High recommended, should you get an invite.