Review's of Sunbury Golf Centre
Friendly welcome and very relaxed.
Course and greens in excellent condition and will look forward to returning.
Great for newbies
I had not played much for several years, and so wanted a forgiving course which this certainly is except for the one with the out of bounds line which is a tad unfair for us newbies! Anyway good cheap course to enjoy getting back into and local for me so I will be playing more.
9 holes course as well as an 18 holes....
Sunbury Golf Centre is part of Crown Golf, it has the advantage to offer 2 courses : an 18 and a 9 holes.
I shall describe the 9 holes today. It offers is a fair challenge, particulary suited for Academy members, learners and anyone who does not have 4 hours+ to spare.
It has 6 Par 4s, and 3 Par 3s, dog leg, some slopes. water element as well, the greens are really, really nice, well cut and true.
For a Pay & Play, it is well kept and a very attactive option.
The Clubhouse is warm & friendly, the food nicely prepared & the coffee is excellent. It is housed in an old barn, not sure if it is original, but it could be as sometimes the Sunbury Golf Centre is referred to as "The Barn".
Excellent practice facilities, large driving range, s "Slopey" (the only one in the Country, I believe) to practice below/above feet, uphill/downhill shots at the turn of the round device (quite heavy, but manageable). Also practice sand bunkers. A putting green/chipping area in front of the outdoor terrace which is always sunny and has nice wooden furniture.
Friendly, well stocked Proshop and a number of excellent teaching Pros.
Large car park and a "wash your car whilst you play golf" service.
A very useful golf centre not too far from my home, with a strong membership due to what Crown Golf has to offer and Sunbury is always very innovative with new learning schemes encouraging anyone interesting in taking up golf: sometimes some free lessons, free play etc... look at the website.
Sweet and tricky
A small clubhouse with a homely feel. Ladies changing room very small and basic. No lockers and no socket for hairdryers. Pro shop well stocked. Practice facilities nearby and impressive. We knew before we went out that it was a short course and bandit scores could be had. I think I would take irons out on some of the holes and plot next time. Beware 6th Hole - Stroke Index 1 - the narrowest fairway and the looming water all alongside and at the back of the green. Signage could be improved. Overall I was more impressed that I thought I would be and would be happy to play there again. Excellent value for money.
Nice and forgiving course
To be honest after two weeks of not playing due to the snow you could have dumped me on an island, in the middle of the Atlantic, during a tropical storm, playing with cannibals eyeing up my ample build and this course would still get high marks.
Not a long course and only 2 par 5's but some surprisingly long par 4's. I think low handicappers may find Sunbury a tad easy but for me the forgiveness this course offers made it thoroughly enjoyable with enough challenges to get you thinking. Decent players could probably use a round here to practise those tricky shots knowing they would probably get away with it.
Decent enough practise facilities and club house was cosy and staff friendly.
As few courses are open at the moment I am playing there again tomorrow but this is a great little course and will be on my list of frequent courses to play.
Not especially exciting
This is probably a course that suits higher H/C players as it's one that doesn't usually punish wayward drives, and with only a few exceptions the holes are reachable in regulation by pretty much everyone.
The greens are usually in good condition, although when I played it today the fairways were suffering with all of the rain we've had this year. This course is certainly not alone in that regard though.
The trickiest hole is the 6th, with water all up the RH side and OB on the left.
I was surprised to see a very tidy and well kept course with rough that has been allowed to grow and add some bite to the course.I think the green staff have done a great job.
Surprised by the other reviews
Course is in really nice condition at the moment, it is fairly short but narrow so you have to be accurate of the tee. It is a great place to practice, quick 100 balls (very cheap with range card) and a 9 hole is working out well for me.
give it a miss
narrow fairways means you are dodging balls all the time, there were kids playing on course and unraked bunkers
need i say more
very boggy. think the course had been broken into alot of damage to greens.will return to play the 9 hole on the plus side pro shop and bar staff very friendly.