Review's of The Burstead Golf Club
Quality of Course
Value for Money
Good Mature Course
Played here via a TSG arranged game booked through T off times, good value at £15 for a round late Sunday morning. Practice facilities They have a new driving range (did not use, but it looked ok, if not a bit narrow). Couldn't find a chipping green, has putting green and a couple of practice nets near the 1st for those who want to warm up before T off. Clubhouse/Parking Changing rooms onsite, did not use the bar but I believe it's ok. I found parking a bit tight, not many spaces available at 11am. Course As others had said this is a quite a tight course, and there is no need to play driver on most holes. Fairways, greens and bunkers were all in good condition and the course itself is nice to look at with a good mix of trees Silver birches and weeping willows. Out of bounds on a few holes mainly to right and water comes into play on 2-3 holes, the rough is thick but semi rough is ok. The fringe around the green was tricky, too deep for a putter on most holes, even chipping the grass really grabs hold of the club. Few dog-legs on the course and a few blind shots (2-3), but overall relatively easy to navigate. Couple of the Par 3's are 200 yards+ and into the wind these can be difficult to reach, also a couple of long par 4's. There are a few ditches on this course, which mainly come into play from the T, so course management is essential for shooting a good score. The course was quite when I played, so good pace of play, and I'm told this is usually the case after the members have played their early morning rounds. Finally I'm told in the winter this course does not do well with heavy rain being clay based, so best to play in summer where possible for the best experience. Overall quite impressed with the course.and Would definitely go back to play again.