Really nice course, harder than the card suggests
A very nice private club in lovely surroundings. An open look but cleverly placed holes between trees with bushes and ditches to weave between....and some devilish bunkers!
Greens were very good and medium paced but a good size to give some hope of hitting them...if you don't, the Harry Colt protection can ruin the scorecard!
Really friendly pro shop, members and management...a great society venue too with stunning patio for the drinks after
Fabulous Golf Club
All I can say to anyone thinking about playing Sonning is to take the oportunity, especially if you can get a good deal on one of the tee time sites. There are 18 lovely holes of parkland golf to be enjoyed, with tees, fairways and greens that were all in very good condition. The fairways are generally pretty wide, with a lot of the holes/greens protected by a number of bunkers and subtle breaks.
I played it on a day when the ground was dry, which certainly helped reach a number of the longer par 4's. There are four par 4's longer than 435 yards from the yellows. To balance that there are only a couple of par 5's, neither of which is especially long.
The welcome at the proshop was very friendly, as were the staff working behind the bar.