Review's of Sherfield Oaks Golf Course
First visit will not be last
Played the Waterloo course, good variety of shots required to get round in a reasonable fashion. Being very dry the ball carried well, the rough was tough but playable , greens very true with just the right speed for a high handicap player like myself, good afternoon of golf with good company.
We found the course to be well maintained and neat and tidy
We had a lovely day weatherwise to visit Sherfield Oaks and the course did not disappoint. There were several ditches and some water hazards with interesting wildlife on them. The rough is very tricky because it has been left to grow but the fairways were wide. A constructive criticism would be to improve the direction signage on the course - we were left wondering which way next on a couple of occasions. On a positive note we met and had a short conversation with a member of the green staff who was very friendly and polite. Look forward to visiting again.
Nice courses. Choice of two
Nice course. Not to hilly, but plenty to keep you interested. We played the shorter course. A few greens were not up to scratch but overall good VFM. Would happily return
Really enjoyed playing there despite the frost. I will be back when weather improves
Great and enjoyable course - could be very hard on a windy day
Enjoyable course with enough testing holes to ruin a card. Some of the holes are long and if the wind is in the wrong direction they could be hard. Course well maintained and greens ran true
Real good test for all golfers
Two courses at sherfield oaks are both challenging but
a fair test for golfers of all abilities. Greens were in good
condition for this time of the year.
Wellington & Waterloo.....lovely venue.
Sherfield Oaks is part of the Crown Golf group. It comprises 2 courses, both set in mature parkland/woodland with water hazards.
A large and pleasant complex, well run & maintained to high standard with an attractive Clubhouse, barn style building which houses the bar, the Pro shop, Conference/meeting rooms. Staff very welcoming. Good food and great coffee. A terrace for the Summer days.
Ladies changing rooms are well organised with all the expected facilities.
Big open practice area (part of the Golf Academy, I think), some nets and a practice green.
Large Car Park to accommodate everyone as it seems a very popular venue, not far from Basingstoke, Hants, either accessed by the ring roads or pretty country lanes depending of how well you know the area, but not far from M4 & M3.
Today (31.10.2014) we played the Wellington, the longer of the 2 courses. A scenic round with its challenges along the way, some very long Par 5s and some short Par 4s, & variable lengths on Par 3s. a nice mixture, ditches across the fairways on most holes as well as lakes full of wild life/vegetation.
Wide fairways, well kept, well presented tee boxes with ball washer/towel, clear signage to next tee & well designed paths sometimes quite lengthy between holes but not hard to walk the course.
Greens are interesting, with subtle turns, sometimes a little spongy & could have done with a cut or a roll but I am not a Greenkeeper, so not sure when that gets done.
The rough is really vile and ball finding nearly impossible and today the bright Autumn sunlight did not help matters but how nice to play golf in shorts/or skirts and short sleeves on the last day of October.
Bunkers a little compacted but well positioned.
Very mature trees to negotiate specially on the dog legged holes, some spectacular ancient oak trees, so no wonder it forms part of the name "Sherfied Oaks".
I would certainly return to this venue and would love to play the other course which is shorter and has it own attraction/challenges.
I recommend a visit in this lovely peaceful part of Hampshire.
An enjoyable course & good hospitality!
Played this 24Jan14, following weeks of rain. The course was in exceptionally good condition, considering that many courses in the area had restricted use, and carry only policies. Hospitality was good and friendly.
I hadn't played at Sherfield Oaks for 6 years, but I really enjoyed returning here. There are two courses and this review is based on the shorter Waterloo course.
While the course is only around 5600 yards from the yellows, it's not entirely defenceless. The course tightens up on the back 9 so you need to be hitting it well from the tee. The 10th is an especially tricky fairway to hit. That said, the course is very fair.
The greens were all in really good condition and a pleasure to putt on. Despite the recent dry summer, the fairways and tees were all holding up really well too.
wellington and waterloo
played both courses in one day, would return again, but would not play 36 holes again in that heat, must have been the hotest day of the year
played the waterloo course in great shape for this time of year .. the harder of the 2 courses there .. well worth the drive .. will return
Sherfield Oaks - Wellington Course
I have been playing sherfield since it was a 18 hole complex. This is probably the best condition that i have seen the course in. Rough has been cut to accomadate amature golfers. Greens are a bit slow and hard.
Two nice courses, the Waterloo and the Wellington.
Worth a visit.
Like many courses playing very short in current conditions. Course in good condition considering. No stop on the greens. Good value with Open fairways card.
Sherfield Oaks Wellington Course
Good challenging course off yellow tees.
Keep it on the fairways as I discovered the rough is not forgiving. It will punish you. Greens & tees in good condition. My only gripe was the bunkers were a little lacking in sand and those that I found the sand was compacted.
SHERFIELD OAKS - WELLINGTON COURSE
A good balance of par 3/4/5s with a total of 36 on each of the two 9s. Reasonably straghtforward layout but heavy rough will penalise if you do stray off course. Fairways and greens in good condition. Managed to avoid all bunkers today! Friendly welcome in Pro Shop.