Open course, tricky greens
Young course runs with the terrain making a number of blind drives round the hill on the front 9. Hit above the marker post if you're long or you'll lose it in the rough. Play short and you could score well.
The tricky part is the greens - large, fast and curvaceous. Definitely worth getting the pace sorted out early on.
A warm welcome awaits in the modern clubhouse with good facilities. A club geared to more informality than some of its more traditional neighbours.
Lovely course, great facilities
Played here yesterday on a Charity / Corporate Day
Nicely maintained, very open course, excellent greens given the recent weather.
Lovely modern clubhouse, excellent food.
Only problem, its 1.5hr drive from home :)
Worth a visit
I played Surrey Downs towards the end of autumn and really enjoyed my trip there. From the yellows the course isn't as tricky as I thought it might have been, certainly not as tricky as the course website suggests, although I imagine that with the longer rough it would be a tougher prospect. Fortunately, when I played there it looked like the rough had recently been cut back for the winter.
I enjoyed the par 5 5th hole, which was very scenic with the autumn foliage from the trees along the left hand side of the fairway. That said, there are a number of wonderful viewpoints from various holes on the course. It does get very exposed on windy days though.
Where the course let itself down was the condition of the greens, which had recently been spiked, and the bunkers which seemed to have builders sand in them.
The clubhouse was very welcoming, and the bar had a decent selection of food to choose from.
I wouldn't have wanted to pay full price for playing here, but the deal we got made it a bargain.
I had big expectations of Surrey Downs GC, with its neighbouring rival golf club Kingswood next door I wanted big things.
Driving down the drive to the clubhouse you get the initial impression its open = which it is.
Pro shop very friendly and are now on thw 241golf scheme so at £15 a round this was a bargain.
I couldn't say that there are any spectacular holes but the layout was enjoyable, the right distance for Par 4's, and Par 5's which proberley explain the longer distance for par 3's.
The greens are superb and in immaculate condition, very fast which i had been told about before i had played.
£30 a round without the vouchers may have been a little too much but at £15 a round this is one of the best value round of golf that i have ever had.
hats off to Surrey Downs and I hope you don't get too much riff raff at your club -------- I know what your thinking ============ Snob ------------ i don't care.